Is potential plant machinery theft worrying you?
by Fiona Taylor
How can you keep you stop plant machinery theft?
Building your business has taken blood, sweat and tears. You don’t need plant machinery theft affecting your business. Theft of any of your machinery can send your business into a complete panic. The expense of replacing the vehicle along with the lost work hours are just the start of the problems.
Heavy equipment theft is still a growing problem, but how can you stop plant machinery theft?
Plant machinery thieves are usually highly organised. They employ a broad range of tactics to steal valuable items of machinery. Many of these machines are destined for export via any one of the major ports in the UK.
These professional thieves want items that they can sell quickly for the highest profit. Look around your yard now, what could be taken quickly by a thief?
- light duty vehicles
- work vans
How can you protect yourself against plant machinery theft?
Before you become a victim think about how you can protect yourself. GPS plant tracking is the first thing that you should think about. A fitted tracking unit will give you an immediate insight to where your machinery and vehicles are and how they are being used.
Use the geofence alert features on the system allows you to set up live alerts so you will always be informed if your machinery is leaving a site when it shouldn’t be.
Agricultural machinery is big business for criminal gangs, who use UK ports to ship stolen plant overseas. Rapid building expansion in the Far East, Africa and Eastern Europe has created unprecedented demand for this machinery, which frequently ends up in containers on its way to ports to be sold on. Business owners are advised to take steps to protect their machinery
By installing a GPS plant tracker you could have an immediate overview of where your vehicles are. In a situation where one vehicle is not where you expect it to be then you can see exactly where it is on the live map screen. This information could be invaluable.You may need it to inform the police of the last known location of your vehicle. Or if it is currently moving or parked.
If you would like to talk to us about the plant tracking that we can help you with then feel free to call us on 01274 587748 or leave us your details here and one of the team will call you back.