Farm Security

If you work in the agriculture industry and are looking for industry leading security systems to protect your equipment, property, and livestock, Prime Secure are here to help.

As of 2020, around 71% of the total land in the UK was used for agricultural purposes according to Statista data, with the industry contributing over 9 billion pounds to the UK economy in the same year.

For this reason, farm security is a major part of the security industry in this country and more and more farmers are looking to install bespoke security solutions on their property.

Protecting farmland presents a number of unique challenges due to the large scale nature and remoteness of many sites, and a carefully designed bespoke security solution is essential to success.

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of security services to a wide range of different industries and have a range of great options available to our agricultural clients, including mobile CCTV towers, alarm systems, and guard dogs.

Rural Crime

Farm security systems are essential to those in the rural community looking to protect their business from the threat of criminal activity.

Farming is an expensive industry, with tight profit margins at the best of times, and most simply cannot afford the extra expense of dealing with property damage or theft.

According to the NPCC (National Police Chief’s Council), some of the most common crimes faced by the farming community include:

Theft

According to a 2021 NFU mutual report, rural theft cost the UK an estimated £43.3m in 2020 alone.

Farm buildings and the surrounding areas are commonly targeted due to the large amounts of expensive equipment, machinery, and vehicles.

Quad bikes, tractors (and their assorted attachments), tools, and equipment stored in outbuildings are just some of the most common items stolen from rural companies across the UK every single year.

Farm vehicles such as tractors, and combine harvesters consume a huge amount of fuel in order to keep a farm operational throughout the year.

For this reason, fuel is another common target of rural crime with a large amount of petrol and diesel stored on site at any one time.

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is a major problem for rural communities in the UK.

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land or water, usually in an attempt to avoid expensive disposal costs at official facilities.

These offences are often conducted as part of organised criminality involving the disposal of both household and commercial waste and the remote nature of farmland makes these areas an attractive target to criminals.

Given that farms take up such large areas of land, it can be extremely difficult to restrict access and keep your site secure against the dumping of rubbish and debris on your property.

For this reason, only remote monitoring systems, designed specifically for the needs of your property by security farm specialists, installed in vulnerable locations is the only way to effectively deal with the threat of fly tipping on a rural site.

Livestock Crime

Protecting valuable livestock is critical to the success of many farms.

Livestock offences common in the UK include theft, worrying, and physical attacks.

The installation of effective farm security is essential to avoiding a significant loss of income as a result of livestock crime, not to mention preventing animals from experiencing significant distress.

Poaching

Non livestock related wildlife crime is also common in rural areas with the illegal poaching of hares, deer, and fish all problems faced by landowners.

Property Damage

Property damage in rural areas is often more of a problem than in urban areas due to the heritage status of many buildings and areas of land.
Vandalism and other anti-social behaviour have negatively impacted historic sites across the UK, including church roof theft, and illegal metal detecting on areas of archaeological importance.

Farm Security Solutions

Prime Secure offers a fantastic security industry leading range of security services to commercial customers across the farming community.
Keeping your farm protected from criminal activity is essential to the running of a successful business and the advice and maintenance services provided by a professional security company can be invaluable to achieving this.

Some of the most popular farm security services we provide include:

Farm CCTV

Installing effective CCTV systems on farms and other rural sites was once impossible, due to the remoteness of the location, but thanks to advancements in remote monitoring technology, surveillance cameras are now commonplace on rural sites.

At Prime Secure we have a market leading range of remote CCTV security systems, perfect for use on remote sites, where mains electricity is unavailable.
All our Eco CCTV towers are equipped with the latest technology and can be rapidly deployed in even the most inaccessible locations or terrains.

Just some of the many features that make our mobile tower mounted CCTV cameras so popular with our commercial clients include:
  • Market leading detection technology.
  • Motion detection activation allowing for long life performance.
  • Low light and night vision options.
  • Wireless CCTV footage transmission.
  • Self-Powering with no need for a generator or mains electricity.
  • SIA accredited systems available.
  • Water resistant.
  • Armoured shell.
  • Police accreditation.

Our mobile CCTV towers offer all the recording and observation capabilities of permanent integrated CCTV systems and can be monitored via remote app on any smart device.

This means that you can monitor vulnerable locations such as common fly tipping sites on your property from miles away, and even when you leave your farm completely.

CCTV evidence is often vital in court cases and can be crucial to the police in identifying criminals for having gates, sheds, and other buildings covered by our high quality cameras is a great way to ensure that if someone does decide to target your site, they won’t get away with it.

Many fly tippers are caught and convicted every year due to their vehicle’s number plate being identified using farm CCTV footage, so it is essential that the surveillance cameras that you use are of a high quality.

Alarm systems

A visible burglar alarm on farm houses, and outbuildings is a powerful deterrent to thieves, making alarms a mainstay of effective farm security systems in the UK.
Sheds and barns are often hidden away in isolated locations, not visible from the road or farm house, meaning that some intruders may see them as an easy target.

A visible alarm system, installed in clear sight of those approaching the building, but high enough that tampering is impossible, lets potential criminals know that they will not be able to get in and out without detection or triggering a loud alarm that may attract guard dogs or property owners.

As outbuildings are usually in poorly lit areas, Prime Secure’s alarms will not only may a loud noise upon activation, they will also automatically turn on a light, illuminating the area and scaring off those nearby.

All our alarm systems can be placed in almost any location, making them a fantastically versatile security option and thanks to mobile technology, you will get a notification to your phone the moment an alarm on your site is activated.

This is a key feature of farm security as buildings on your property can be hundreds of yards apart and you may not physically see or hear an alarm activated on the other side of your land.

K9 Security Services

K9 units can be a fantastic way to detect intruders near farm buildings.

Due to the size and remote nature of rural locations, a manned security guard presence alone is unlikely to be able to sufficiently monitor a farm site alone, especially at night, even with the benefit of a CCTV system.

A highly trained dog unit, however, can monitor several buildings at once using their exceptional sense of smell, and hearing.

Sometimes the sight of a sign stating that a guard dog is on your premises is enough to make a potential intruder move on to a location where there is less chance of being detected.

A guard dog will support your other security systems in a number of different ways.

When protecting a farm yard or similar rural site, a guard dog will:
  • Act as a visual deterrent to criminals.
  • Use their bark as an effective warning audible deterrent to unknown individuals approaching a farm building..
  • Alert you or security staff to suspicious activity.
  • Protect your assets and deal with potential threats.

Contact Prime Secure

If you are looking to increase the security of your farm and protect your livestock, equipment, and property from criminal activity, Prime Secure are the security experts that you need

Every farm has its own unique characteristics that must be taken into account when designing an effective farm security system.

Prime Secure has over 25 years of experience providing security solutions to commercial customers across the UK and our expert staff will use this knowledge to help you achieve all your security goals.

For more information on any of the services that we provide, to arrange a survey of your site to help decide upon the best approach for your needs, or to get a free quote, get in touch with us today by phone on 0345 88 88 333, or by email at info@prime-secure.co.uk.

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