“Horse owners are also being asked to be vigilant in case this is an emerging trend.” So what are Lincolnshire Police warning horse owners about?
Well, anecdotal evidence suggests that horse box and trailer theft is on the increase.
John Hicks of rural crime prevention and rural security solutions specialists, Rural Property Watch (www.ruralpropertywatch.co.uk) said: “With horse boxes being worth anything up to in excess of £100,000 horse box theft is a serious problem for horse owners. Stolen horse boxes are often hidden for many months before being re-sprayed and resold, then more often than not being shipped overseas.”
“The issue is how can I prevent my horse box from being stolen, or help it to be found if it is stolen?” John added.
From stopping theft of tack from livery stables or thefts of horse boxes and trailers through to stopping people unlocking gates or, worse still, imposing physical harm on your defenceless animals, Rural Property Watch are here to help.
Rural Property Watch have worked with manufacturers and developed a range of alarms and detection systems specifically for use in rural situations, in areas where power and communication lines are hard to reach. Systems use a dual beam technology to significantly reduces false activations by animals and weather and can be wirelessly located at key remote entrances giving you peace of mind at all times.
Rural Property Watch farm and rural area alarms can be fitted with various accessories to fit any situation and have been approved by the UK Police, accredited with a Secured by Design™ certificate. In addition, for high value items secret horse box trackers can be fitted allowing it to be located to within a few feet of its current location!
Rural Property Watch offer a free site survey to help you identify the issues and to recommend affordable solutions.
For more details on how Rural Property Watch can secure your farm, remote outbuildings or barn, or give you early warning of an intruder or arson attack, call on 0845 862 0844 (local call rate) or e-mail email@example.com