Although the cost of rural crime fell significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, the bad news is that it there has been a huge increase of over 40% during the first quarter of 2022*. As with all communities, crime has a significant impact upon farmers and those living in rural areas and when combined with soaring fuel prices, the effects are worse than ever.
Security systems for farms and rural businesses
The picture might sound bleak but there are positive steps which can be taken to deter criminals and prevent crime. Locking up valuable equipment, for example, helps to enhance protection, whilst installing CCTV and a security alarm is a great way to make thieves think twice.
Livestock and fuel are also prone to being stolen from rural properties and farms. Fuel oil is particularly susceptible at the moment as prices rise exponentially. Again, using CCTV is an effective way to deter criminals, whilst physical barriers prevent vehicle access to a farmyard or driveway.
Here at FirstEye we are proud of our NFU Rural CCTV Partnership which is designed to support and protect farmers and rural properties against crime. As such, the NFU are giving their members a discount of 10% off a CCTV system installed by a Rural CCTV partner such as us.
Get in touch with FirstEye – your NFU Rural CCTV partner
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you safeguard your farm, rural business or property, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email email@example.com