Burglars and bogus callers are the target of a crackdown to help elderly, vulnerable people.
New strong door locks are to be fitted in up to 600 homes of pensioners across east Leeds.
The £45,000 burglary prevention scheme is set to be unveiled in Garforth, Kippax, Swillington and Methley.
The new scheme aims to protect the elderly from burglary across East Leeds and will be tailored to help elderly and vulnerable council tenants prevent and report burglaries and improve their security.
It also aims to help the police to track stolen items.
The funding will provide equipment for PCSOs which will help them track and immobilise stolen items such as mobile phones, and pay for 600 safer door locks.
Community events will take place to educate residents about burglaries by bogus callers.
Residents will be supplied with crime reduction packs to help them protect their homes, cold calling zones will be introduced to deter bogus callers and support for burglary victims will be provided.
The community information events are due to take place at ten locations in January and February.
Local Councillors are urging residents to attend and sign up to the schemes in the hope that instances of burglary for the vulnerable and elderly will reduce.
Councillor Keith Wakefield (Labour, Kippax & Methley) said: “Sadly, elderly residents can be targeted by bogus callers and they can be more at risk of becoming victims of burglary.
“I hope this project will help to reduce burglaries and help residents to feel safer and more confident in their own homes.
“I am certain the project will be a resounding success.”
Residents who wish to attend community information events should contact Aire Valley Homes, Leeds or speak to their housing office.
Events are due to take place on: Monday, January 28, at Churchville House, Micklefield, noon-2pm; Thursday, January 31, at Crosshills Court, Kippax, 11-1pm; Thursday, February 7, Methley & Mickletown Community Centre, 2.30-4.30pm; and Wednesday, February 13, at Valley Ridge Community Centre, Kippax, from noon-2pm.
Safety advice and advice about particular concerns will be available.