Don’t forget security this festive period

As we get ready to enjoy a much-needed festive break, it is worth remembering to take extra care to secure your farm against thieves, who may take advantage of vulnerabilities over Christmas.

Concerned over the difficulty and cost of installing security at your farm?

Rural crime rates are increasing all over the country and causing farmers the unwelcome stress of how they should secure vital mobile assets and secure their farm buildings.

Keep your farm safe and secure

According to security service specialists Protection and Communication Engineering Limited, the protection and security of agricultural assets is becoming increasingly important.

Lock up your Landies plea as thefts of iconic Land Rovers rise

Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers and enthusiast owners to increase security measures as organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside stealing iconic Land Rover Defenders.

NFU Mutual warns farmers to step up security as clocks go back

Farmers are being urged to be vigilant to avoid becoming victims of rural theft when the clocks go back, as criminals use the cover of darkness to steal from the countryside.

Protect yourself from rural crime with intelligent, remote solutions

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.

Farmers warned to ‘pin it or pen it’ as tech savvy GPS thieves continue attacks

Farmers are being warned to ‘pin it or pen it’ when it comes to expensive tractor GPS systems as the countryside continues to be targeted by tech-savvy criminal gangs.

Law change needed to help tackle rural crime, NFU says

As the cost of rural crime continues to rise, the NFU is urging the government to take action and treat rural crime as a priority issue for rural communities.

Farmers urged to check second-hand tractor GPS kit history following surge in thefts

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has joined forces with police and agricultural machinery manufacturers to tackle a surge in thefts of expensive guidance systems.

New live-streaming camera boosts security and animal welfare

Growing up on the family farm, Eddie McDiarmid started to have problems with thefts from the farm shop, and after installing security cameras, quickly realised that they would also be very useful for lambing and calving season.

Rural crime rises to £54 million as criminal gangs target farm machinery and livestock

The cost of rural crime is at its highest level for eight years, with organised criminal gangs targeting high value tractors, quad bikes and large numbers of livestock.

Trackers on tractors increase theft recoveries in Scotland

Increased use of tracking security devices on tractors and quad bikes has helped Police Scotland recover stolen farm machinery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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