Farm GPS theft remains an international problem
Sadly GPS and farm technology thefts continue across the South and South East, impacting many Crawfords customers. Crawfords advise customers to increase security following a prolonged tractor global positioning system (GPS) and farm machinery technology thefts.
In recent weeks, thefts of high value, GPS equipment has been reported across our territory in Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
“We are sadly being notified more frequently by our customers that they have become victims of GPS theft. It has become apparent that this has now been classed as an international crime as multiple countries across the globe are experiencing the same level of GPS and Farm Technology theft,” said Dean Chaplin, Technology Specialist.
“GPS theft is an international crime.” DC Chris Piggott, National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS)
Here are 5 things you can do to protect your GPS and farm technology equipment;
- Record all GPS and technology serial numbers and photograph your kits and equipment
- If your technology kit can activate PIN security ensure, this is activated with your unique number
- If your kit is not pin enabled, use a permanent marker to deter thieves and trace your property back to you
- When possible, keep tractors and combines with GPS fitted stored inside a locked barn.
- Remove GPS kits when possible from tractors and other farm machinery
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