How to prevent rural crime

Out in the countryside, the crime rate is supposed to be lower. Don’t people move to the country to get away from the hustle and bustle and security threats associated with the city? However, the theft of tractors and farm equipment is still a pervasive issue in rural areas. Keep reading to find out more about how you can tackle this problem.



Theft in rural areas

Sadly, theft in rural areas really is a big problem, and it can have a significant impact on the people whose livelihoods depend on certain vehicles and machinery. Because of the nature of the area, theft is usually found with large items such as tractors, dirt bikes and farming equipment. These items can be left outside and unattended both overnight and during the day – and because of the likelihood of living on a larger area of land, you can’t keep your eye on everything.

What makes rural theft easier?

Theft of farm equipment and vehicles is much easier in rural areas. In towns and cities, even when you leave your car or bike unattended, the area is likely to be well lit and often benefits from the presence of overt CCTV security cameras. These both act as a deterrent to potential thieves and capture theft on video so they can be held accountable. Rural areas are unlikely to be well lit, and the lack of electricity outside makes permanent CCTV cameras difficult, if not impossible.

How can you increase security?

While it is ideal to always have your large equipment locked away safely, this is not always possible. However, the lack of electricity doesn’t mean you can’t feel safe. Movable battery-powered cameras (otherwise known as rapid deployment cameras) are quick and easy to install, and because they run on batteries, they do not need to be connected to mains electricity. This means that you will be able to capture thieves in the act and hopefully deter some potential ones.

Your equipment should be safe no matter where you live. With ic2 Distribution, you can be sure that your property is secure, day or night. We understand the challenges presented by living in the countryside, and we can make sure you have the right protection and security in place. Get in touch with us to find out more about our rapid deployment cameras, as well as other options available to you, and how we can help you – wherever you are.

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