Heidelberg Project says new solar-powered security system in place

DETROIT – The Heidelberg Project said Tuesday it had finished installing a solar-powered security system.

In the past year, the art installation in Detroit has been hit by several arsons that have claimed six houses.

In a statement, the project said the new surveillance system has at least 10 cameras, a centralized DVR with remote monitoring and solar panel streetlights.

Tyree Guyton founded the project in 1986 as a response to urban decay. The sculpture park mixes vacant houses and empty yards with artistic themes.

Timeline of Heidelberg House fires

May 3, 2013 - "Obstruction of Justice"

November 12, 2013 - "House of Soul"

November 21, 2013 - "The Penny House"

November 28, 2013 - "War House"

December 8, 2013 - "Clock House"

March 2014 - "Animal House"

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