Protect your property from arson

  • The best defence against arson is effective security.

  • Entry gates should be secured, unless in use, to prevent access by intruders.

  • Ensure any damage to fencing is repaired promptly to deter intruders.

  • Fit good quality external doors.

  • Close windows when not at home.

  • Consider security systems such as intruder alarms/security lighting to deter intruders.

  • Sheds and garages should be well secured as they often contain tools that can be used to force entry into the home.  They also often contain flammable liquids.  Don’t leave flammable liquids in the open.

  • Look after your wheelie bin.  If possible place it out on the morning of collection and return to your property as soon as possible after collection. More wheelie bin safety tips

  • Avoid placing bins, rubbish or other combustible items against the walls of the home.  These are a ready supply of fuel for the arsonist.

  • Burning materials (including fireworks) can be pushed through letterboxes.  A metal container or lockable flap can be fitted.

  • Further advice on home security can be obtained from your local Police Crime Prevention Officer.

Last updated: Thursday, 30 May 2024