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Westfield, Cranford, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, Summit, Millburn, Short Hills, Madison, Chatham and surrounding areas

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HomeWatch of Westfield is owned and operated by 25 years plus Westfield resident and retired New Jersey State Trooper Stephen Motyczka. Steve’s awareness of local happenings, trends, culture, and attitudes in conjunction with extensive training in homeland security and personal protection techniques and methods affords home owner clients comprehensive home watch services they can trust in and depend on.

HomeWatch of Westfield provides a boots on the ground, eyes-on home watch service for day-away, short-term or long-term vacant homes that looks for obvious exterior structure and interior systems issues, and for exterior and interior situations that suggest a home is an easy target for burglars. HomeWatch of Westfield’s structure and systems inspections are intended to identify minor issues before they become serious and costly matters and burglary deterrence services are intended to present a home as an occupied, unattractive target having an increased level of security superior to surrounding homes. HomeWatch of Westfield acts as a home owner client’s eyes, ears and advocate when they are away from their home. HomeWatch of Westfield affords peace-of-mind to home owner clients.

HomeWatch of Westfield is a retired New Jersey State Trooper, locally-owned and operated business that provides exterior and interior home watch services, burglary deterrence services, key holder services, contractor liaison services, COVID-liason services, pre-storm preparation and post-storm assessment services, drone / UAV services, package removal services, and tactical and routine concierge services in Westfield, Summit, New Providence, Warren, Madison, Chatham, Mendham, and surrounding communities and counties. In conjunction with best practices of the National Home Watch Association, HomeWatch of Westfield employs the same inspection and security protocols used by facilities and buildings designated by homeland security officials as high-value, critical infrastructure and by the largest sports venue in New Jersey. To achieve maximum residential security, HomeWatch of Westfield offers each homeowner situational awareness-based home watch inspection and burglary deterrence services that are unique to their home, property and lifestyle. HomeWatch of Westfield never offers generic home watch inspections and burglary deterrence services to any homeowner client.

Our Owner

Stephen Motyczka

Stephen Motyczka


HomeWatch of Westfield is owned and operated by 25 years plus Westfield resident and retired New Jersey State Trooper Stephen Motyczka. Steve’s law enforcement career began as a patrolman with the Westfield Police Department and concluded in one of the most sensitive positions in the New Jersey State Police. As a first-responder, Steve has more than 15,000 first-responder and police-action contacts. As a first responder to lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, and an investigator on dates following, Steve participated in numerous land and marine-based law enforcement and security missions. Steve is a licensed and accredited investigator who has extensive training in homeland security techniques and methods, and personal protection services. He also is recognized by the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) as a Certified Home Watch Professional. As a NHWA member, Steve has been subjected to a full background check. As a Certified Home Watch Professional, he completed the rigorous training course required by the NHWA. Steve and HomeWatch of Westfield adhere to the NHWA’s Code of Ethics and abides by the NHWA’s best practices. In addition to being an experienced law enforcement professional and a Certified Home Watch Professional, Steve is a New Jersey Licensed Private Detective, the holder of current CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed certifications, and an FAA licensed (Part 107) drone pilot. Steve maintains and continually updates his training in identifying threats, security and vigilance for everyone, and active shooter response.

Our Accreditation

HomeWatch of Westfield takes its responsibilities and your confidence very seriously.  To provide the best possible of service and be affiliated with the best sources of information and leaders in the Home Watch industry.  As a result we became an Accredited member of the National Home Watch Association.  Additionally, to put us in the top percentage of Home Watch businesses, we achieved the designation of Certified Home Watch Professional.

As member of the NHWA, we have been vetted with background checks, required to have insurance and bond for your protection and required to meet annual continuing education expectations.  We take continuous improvement seriously for our business and you protection.  The NHWA is the vehicle for that journey.

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