Why we’re fans of Farm Watch

By K9 Patrol 18/08/14, Posted in Latest News, Uncategorised

 

Is Farm Watch the way forward for owners of land and breeders of livestock?   

 

 

If you think about it, farms are good places for criminals to pocket a little cash. Rural thefts are quite common, consider all the plant and machinery you find at a farm and it’s easy to see why thieves head out into the countryside.

Common items stolen from farms include:

  • Power tools
  • Fencing
  • Gates
  • Tractors
  • Trailers
  • 4x4s
  • Generators
  • Mowing equipment
  • Miscellaneous tools

Many criminals steal items from farms for their scrap metal worth. With values at an all time high it’s a good time to weigh in scrap metal, you can see why it’s such a tempting proposition for thieves.

Farm Watch is an effective solution in the battle against rural crime. We want to highlight the positives of the scheme in this latest post.

What is Farm Watch?

In rural areas Farm Watch utilises the services of a mobile security patrol. A number of farms join the scheme and a mobile response dog unit carries out patrols from one property to the next. Random visits are made to each property registered on the scheme which means intruders never know if a patrol is likely to turn up. 

What are the advantages?

Farm Watch is great for the local community. Get a number of local farms enlisted on the scheme and you safeguard your property and possessions whilst sharing the cost. No longer do you worry about criminals raiding your farm under the cover of darkness, mobile patrols keep thieves on their toes and prevent pilfering in the process.  It’s affordable, it’s effective and Farm Watch is ideal for remote rural properties or businesses, it’s never been easier to look after livestock and keep your farm protected throughout the year.  

Get in touch with K9 Patrol if you like the idea of Farm Watch. We’re in constant contact with the farming community and want to eradicate rural thefts.   

 

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