06 Nov 2017 Rural Crime
The latest NFU Mutual theft claim figures show theft is rising sharply – up 20 per cent in the first half of 2017 – meaning it is now more important than ever to improve security.
Quads worth £2 million were stolen from NFU Mutual policyholders in the first nine months of 2017 – already higher than the full-year total for 2016.
“While we are seeing a resurgence in high-value tractor theft this year, the main targets are quads, compact tractors, and other all-terrain vehicles – basically kit which is easy to transport and sell-on,” said Mr Price.
Farms can cover vast areas of land and it can be difficult to make them completely secure. However, there are things you can do to make your farm as secure as possible:
Check fencing, hedges and walls regularly – they should be robust and well maintained.
restrict access to your yard with locked gates and security barriers – the fewer ways in the better.
Fit alarms to storage sheds and other buildings.
consider installing a CCTV system to your yard, sheds and any other vulnerable areas.
Invest in good lighting for your farmyard.
Hire The Security Network to patrol your property and/or use eye in the sky to film and light your land. There are many applications for the mobile masts i.e. Floodlights, CCTV cameras and GPS.
We can supply all that you need to protect your property and provide a visual deterrent to those wishing to target your land. We offer a bespoke service to meet your individual needs and circumstances.
Call or email us to arrange your free, no obligation assessment by one of our trained and registered security personnel.