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FARM WATCH: Satellite Guidance Systems Crime Prevention

Alert message sent 10/09/2019 14:44:00

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A crime has been reported in your area

Satellite Guidance Systems Crime Prevention 

We have seen a theft of three  Receivers and one screen here in Holderness during the last few weeks. We also believe that our neighbouring force North Yorkshire has had a few similar incidents of the theft of receivers recently. 

Please review your security and take action now before thieves strike at your premises. 

We have included our advice below for the security arrangements. 

Due to the value of these systems they have become a target for rural criminals in other parts of the UK recently with screens and receivers being stolen and damage caused to tractors in order to access the cabs to steal these machines. 

Follow these simple steps to secure your equipment.

• Remove all GPS guidance receivers, aerials or antenna globe when not in use and keep them locked away in secure locked place when possible.

• Considered fitting security tethers to devices to stop them being removed. 

• Consider marking these with UV pen or engraving your postcode or forensic marking such as Datatag are all options to consider. Machines fitted and registered with certain security markings are 4 times less likely to be stolen and our 6 times more likely to be recovered if they are stolen.

• Store machinery inside locked barns if possible.

• Where locking machines away isn’t an option consider fitting mains or battery operated alarms to outbuildings or around the perimeter of areas where machines are stored.

• If you are considering fitting CCTV then please consider fitting this as well as alarms as part of a system. CCTV cannot be relied on fully as this won’t alert you at the time that you have intruders. 

• Do you receive alerts from Humberside Police via email for farm, horse or rural watch? Please share these with your farm workers and neighbouring farms, they always can register for alerts via 

• CCTV and intruder alarms will deter most thieves but make sure they are checked regularly to ensure they will work when you need them and they are placed in a position that won’t be triggered by animals or foliage moving in the wind.

• Record machinery serial numbers and photographs for reference. This will help police should they be stolen with press releases and social media appeals furthering the chances of the items being recovered. 

• Let employees know the security arrangements that are expected of them while working on the farm.

• Encourage farm staff to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or vehicles to the police. We don't know unless you tell us! 

Please contact Humberside Police by:
Calling 101 
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Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Darren Bainton (Police,PCSO,Mid Holderness )

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