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Londonderry farming community begins clampdown on theft of equipment

Date: 09/01/2014 16:56:47
Category: Agricultural machinery tracking
Author: Richard Towey

The Londonderry farming community has staged a fightback against the actions of local thieves by marking hundreds of agricultural vehicles with unique datatags. 

As reported by londonderrysentinal.co.uk, with help from the Londonderry Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs), local farmers staged a special marking event at Robinson's sand and gravel plant in the village of Claudy.

A grand total of 162 trailers were marked to make thieves think twice about stealing a vehicle which can be identified by its rightful owner.   

Of course, those who missed out on getting their own trailer marked can always invest in other methods of protection for their agricultural vehicles. Asset tracking software, for instance, can let a farmer know where their equipment is at any time of the day.

According to streetdirectory.com, if any piece of machinery is stolen, its location can be traced and the details handed over to the police for further inspection.

Speaking at the event, Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Fleming highlighted that farm equipment and machinery are "extremely expensive" items and farmers cannot afford to see them stolen.

He added: "This was an excellent opportunity for farmers living in Claudy area to get their tractors or quads marked with a unique datatag.

"This type of initiative definitely deters criminals."

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