Police Scotland request that the farming and rural community remains vigilant at all times. Following recent multiple thefts of GPS tracking equipment from Agricultural vehicles in neighbouring East Lothian and Northumbria, we are highlighting that thefts of this type of equipment are being reported nationwide.
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.
Please report any suspicious vehicles or activity to Police immediately by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
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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