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Protect Homes from Arson

Arson, which refers to the intentional setting of fires, can have devastating consequences to both homes and properties.

Arson, which refers to the intentional setting of fires, can have devastating consequences to both homes and properties. Apart from the damage to structures and belongings, such acts can inflict injuries or worse, fatalities. We may not be able to thwart the ill-intentioned efforts of arsonists, but homeowners have the power to safeguard their homes against such risks. You can do this by taking preventive measures such as the installation of fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and ensuring that flammable substances are properly stored. On this page, we have detailed some practical and effective methods that homeowners can employ to minimize the risk of arson and lessen the extent of harm if a fire does occur. By being proactive and taking necessary steps, homeowners can protect their families and loved ones from disasters and ensure the safety of their homes.

Protect Homes from Arson

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Arson Prevention Tips

    • Install lights on all sides of the house.
    • Place motion-activated lighting near the entrances.
    • Put timers on interior lights to give the illusion the home is occupied.
    • Trim or remove shrubbery that blocks the view of the house from the street.
    • Trim bushes and trees during the growing season.
    • Consider installing security and fire alarm devices that can transmit an alarm to the police or fire department when the home alarm sounds.
    • Install deadbolts on all external doors.
    • Install window hardware with spring-loaded bolts that inserts through the window frame into the wall frame.
    • Remove excess vegetation and piles of leaves.
    • Clean around your house and garage, removing unused and unneeded paper, trash, cleaning supplies, partial cans of paint and other materials that could become kindling and fuel a fire for an arsonist.

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