Monday, 29 June 2020 11:35

UK farmers use trackers to recover stolen machinery

Written by  Staff Reporters
Trackers are enabling UK police to recover more stolen machinery. Trackers are enabling UK police to recover more stolen machinery.

An increase in the use of trackers is enabling UK police to recover 100s of 1000s of pounds worth of stolen machinery.

According to FarmingUK, Police Scotland recovered £893,000 (NZ $1.72 million) worth of tractors, quad bikes and other farm machinery in 2019. 

Such recoveries are continuing into 2020, with £400,000 (NZ $770,000), or 130 vehicles, recovered in the first four months of the year.

FarmingUK says according to insurance provider NFU Mutual, farmers are increasingly using Construction and Agricultural Equipment Security and Registration (CESAR) markings and fitting tracking systems approved by British Insurance research house, Thatcham.

CESAR was established in 2008 as an official construction and agricultural equipment security and registration scheme to prevent theft.

The scheme, paid for by farmers with a one-off cost, offers Datatag ID technologies, a 24/7 UK Contact Centre, and instant access to its database by police.

Scotland Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) coordinator Alan Dron says farmers’ increased uptake in the scheme has been fundamental in helping police to recover stolen machinery.

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