Police Scotland Officers in the Borders are reminding Farmers to vigilant around the security of their farming equipment and to report any suspicious activity.
This advice follows on from a reported theft of tractor GPS systems in the Berwickshire area.
We would advise farmers and dealers where possible to secure the vehicles and systems in lockable buildings, mark them up to make them distinctive and ensure you have their relevant details (serial numbers).
We recommend multiple levels of security to DETER, DELAY and DETECT thieves:
Our top 4 tips are;
• Install an alarm system where quads are kept.
• Don’t leave keys in or near your vehicles.
• Secure the building they are stored in.
• Install trackers.
Other recommendations include; good quality LED Lighting, CCTV and signage, Driveway & Shed Alarms, Forensic Security Marking & Signage, Secure Shed and Barn Doors with quality locks, park vehicles in front of shed doors at night, High quality chains & ground or wall anchors to secure quad bikes, Cesar vehicle Marking.
If you would like more information or advice on farm security or protecting properties in rural areas, please feel free to respond to this email.
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