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5 Ways To Keep Your Machinery Secure

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27 Dec 2017

A few common sense, simple security measures can help you safeguard your property and reduce the chance of being a victim of theft.

Here are five things you can do to help safeguard your farm machinery which is especially important over the holiday season. 

 

1.   Don’t leave the keys in quad bikes and any other vehicles. By taking the keys out, you’re making it harder for an opportunistic thief to hop in and drive off.

 

2.   Secure vehicles, machinery and any tools you have in a machinery shed when you’re not using them, or when you go away. By keeping valuables out of sight, you can reduce temptation. Farm machinery sheds that can be locked add another level of difficulty for anyone looking to steal your property.

 

 

3.   Consider adding immobilisers/GPS trackers to your tractors and other vehicles. Not only do these act as a deterrent against thieves, should your vehicle be stolen, you’ve got a better chance of getting it back.

 

4.   Install security lighting. Security lighting is a great deterrent to thieves who would generally prefer to lurk around unseen. You can get very cost effective security lighting that will come on if any movement is detected, illuminating anyone in the vicinity.

 

5.   Keep farm gates and sheds locked. It’s one thing to have a gate or a shed, but leaving it wide open defeats the purpose. If your gates and sheds are locked, a thief has to break in to steal your property. If they’re looking to drive away with a vehicle, they’ll need to unlock the gates to get out.

 

 If you need a farm machinery shed for your tools and equipment, get in touch with the team at Action.

 

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