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New Surge In Tractor Gps Thefts Prompt Farm Security AlertFrom National Farmers Union -Thieves target expensive GPS kit as coronavirus restrictions easeFarmers urged to security mark equipmentBuyers of second-hand GPS warned to watch out for stolen kitLeading rural insurer NFU Mutual is warning farmers to increase security in their farmyards following a spring surge in tractor global positioning system (GPS) thefts.In recent weeks thefts of expensive GPS kit have been reported in East Anglia, the Midlands, North West and South West of England.Were seeing a resurgence in GPS theft in some areas and we are concerned it could spread to other parts of the UK, said Bob Henderson, who leads NFU Mutuals Agricultural Engineering Field Team.Thieves are stealing all makes and models of GPS control units, together with screens and domes. Its worryingly similar to last year’s unprecedented surge in GPS theft, which saw equipment stolen from farms across the UK.DC Chris Piggott, who co-ordinates the agricultural vehicle crime unit at the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS), said: GPS theft is an international crime, with countries across the globe experiencing thefts and attempts to sell stolen equipment back into the farming sector. There are also homegrown-criminals stealing GPS systems as people turn to criminal activity to make a quick buck.With funding from NFU Mutual, NaVCIS is supporting operations across the country to tackle organised agricultural machinery crime and is working with overseas police forces to disrupt international crime gangs.Asked about reasons behind the trend, Bob Henderson at NFU Mutual, said: Thieves are taking advantage of increased spring activity on farms to identify targets and, with lockdown easing, criminals may feel able to travel without risk of being stopped.These criminals are well-organised and know what they are looking for - so its essential that farmers remove GPS kit when possible when it’s not in use and store it securely. Its also well worth beefing up security in farm yards, machinery sheds and on tractors to make it harder for thieves to operate.NFU Mutual and NaVCIS are urging farmers with GPS systems to activate PIN number security codes. On older models without PIN security, marking kit with farm names and postcodes in indelible ink or forensically can make it harder for thieves to sell on and help police and potential buyers’ spot stolen equipment.Demand for GPS equipment is fuelling this type of crime and we are urging people to think twice before purchasing second-hand items online,” said DC Chris Piggott.Although police have shut some bogus sellers down, they are emerging again under false names and purporting to be UK sellers.Anyone considering a purchase should get photos showing serial numbers before parting with any money and check with the manufacturer that it is not recorded stolen on their system before completing the transaction.We also urge farmers to report suspicious activity including drones over farms, vehicles visiting that are not known to the farm, or trespassers on 101, and if a crime is taking place call 999.To protect GPS systems from thieves, NFU Mutual is issuing the following advice:Activate PIN security on GPS kit with your own unique number if availableIf your system is not pin enabled, mark your postcode to deter thieves and trace your property back to youKeep tractors and combines with GPS fitted stored out of sight when possibleRemove GPS kit when possible from tractors and other machinery and store it securely when not in useRecord serial numbers and photograph your kitCheck serial numbers of second-hand kit offered for saleMany thanksPC 2201 Nick WestmacottRural Crime Team ... See MoreSee Less
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