The cost of rural crime is at an eight-year high, soaring to £54 million according to the latest figures from rural insurer NFU Mutual. With concerns that rural crime is set to escalate as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic bites, high value tractors, quad bikes and livestock are at even greater risk.
With this in mind, now is the time to review your farm security measures to see if they are sufficient to protect your property.
Intelligent, remote security solutions backed up with local mobile patrols are the perfect solution when it comes to protecting valuable machinery, equipment and stock, says global security services provider, Securitas.
“Our state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) helps protect many large and small farms and agricultural businesses across the country,” says Securitas UK’s chief commercial officer, Craig Robb. “CCTV cameras can be placed around a farm and outbuildings, and connected to the 24/7 in-house ARC where the live feed is constantly monitored.”
“These are intelligent cameras,” Craig adds. “They can detect movement and alert our highly trained operatives, who will co-ordinate a response with our mobile security teams and, if necessary, the emergency services.”
Securitas UK has the biggest mobile network of vehicles around the country, guaranteeing a super fast response. Whilst regular mobile patrols can be set up to act as a deterrent and keep a watchful eye on your property.
SIA-licensed officers, in marked vehicles, patrol farms and agricultural businesses across the UK, to monitor alarms and CCTV, complete empty premises inspections and provide keyholding services too.
In times of change, you need to adapt, Securitas says. Using a solutions-based approach, Securitas has the scope and flexibility to provide the most appropriate, cost-effective combination of security services, to meet the specific needs and budget of your farm.
Options include remote monitoring, alarm/response systems, CCTV, mobile patrols and more.
For more information, visit: https://www.securitas.uk.com/agriculture