High-tech solutions protect farmers from crime

North Yorkshire-based security firm Cubtech was launched just over a year ago after business owner Lee Turner moved to the village of Slingsby and learned from local farmers about the high level of rural crime the industry faces.

Rural crime: Practical ways to secure farm gates

As many farmers will be aware, trespass is considered a civilian, not a criminal offence, over which police have no current jurisdiction. With this in mind, Solar Gate Systems stresses the importance of securing gates, which can be an invitation to criminals.

Keeping an eye on your property

In these troubled times, when the UK is seeing a rise in rural crime, many farmers will be looking to update their security systems.

Unique farm gate offers rural crime protection

As many farmers review their security arrangements in light of growing concerns about rural crime during the coronavirus outbreak, Alastair Gray of Turnpikes Ltd shares some top tips to keep properties safe.

Covid-19 lockdown triggers surge in fly-tipping

Farmers, landowners and members of the public are being urged to be extra vigilant amidst a spike in fly-tipping caused by recycling centre closures and disrupted bin collection services.

Police report spike in rural crime during Covid-19 crisis

Farmers are being warned to take every precaution to protect their machinery, equipment and livestock, as reports come in from around the country of thieves targeting farms during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Farmers warned of rising theft amid Covid-19 crisis

As the UK battles the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, farmers are being warned to take steps to protect their machinery, livestock and equipment from thieves who are taking advantage of the pandemic.

Rural fly-tipping figures on the rise

The continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England, affects two thirds of farmers, with the clean-up cost per incident averaging at £1,000 per landowner.

Livestock thefts on the rise, figures show

Large-scale sheep thefts are on the rise, according to new figures from NFU Mutual, which has released top tips to help farmers deter livestock thieves.

Rise in fly-tipping prompts call for action

New figures from Defra show incidents of fly-tipping on public land rose by eight per cent across England in 2018-19, equating to over a million incidents in the past year.

Losses from farm theft hit a seven-year high

A 26% rise in claims for stolen farm vehicles, such as tractors and quad-bikes, to £7.4m last year, was behind the overall increase.

John Deere’s new security feature locks thieves out

John Deere is now offering a new PIN code locking system to help deter the theft of valuable GreenStar in-cab displays and StarFire satellite receivers.

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