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Rural Crime on the Rise

Here at Northwest Security, we have many different options that are available when it comes to protecting you, your family and your agricultural assets and after a recent rise in rural crime, we feel it is necessary to bring the topic to light.  

A recent NFU Mutual report found that Rural crime cost UK farms more than £42 million in 2015. As well as the cost of having to replace equipment, for small farms losing pieces of kit can have serious impacts on their productivity and ultimately their bottom line.’ -(Stocks, 2017)  

Cost of UK rural crime in 2016 

  • England £33.8m 
  • Northern Ireland £2.5m 
  • Scotland £1.6m 
  • Wales £1.3m 

Source: NFU Mutual 2017 

Featured on the BBC News and on the BBC News website (14/08/17), the report sheds light on an issue that many people outside of the industry fail to notice.  

Speaking to the BBC ‘Tim Price from the insurers said: “Countryside criminals are becoming more brazen and our annual survey of attitudes indicates that many farmers now feel under siege. Across the country they’re turning their farmyards into fortresses to protect their homes, families and property.” 

‘Some farmers were “turning their backs on farming altogether” due to crime, added Mr. Price.’  Below are NFU Mutual’s top 5 tips on how to protect your farm;  

  • ‘Tips for protecting your farm; 
  •  Use SmartWater to identify your property 
  •  Fit heavy-duty padlocks to outbuildings 
  •  Make sure hinges and latches are bolted from the inside – not screwed – so they can’t be removed 
  •  Don’t leave items on view 
  •  Keep external gates locked 
  •  Consider outside security lighting and CCTV 
  •  Display signs which advertise your security measures’  

The annual rural crime report was based on claims data from more than 300 NFU Mutual branches. 

 

sources:
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40900442 

https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/news-and-stories/five-farm-security-risks/ 

www.nfumutual.co.uk/news-and-stories/rural-crime-report-2017/ 

 

 

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Pet friendly CommPact

commPact

 A highly cost-effective security system which boasts a professional level of security and offers a wider range of features in comparison to a standard alarm system.  

The latest Risco product features a fully wireless, Wi-Fi enabled system  that offers a quick and easy installation in any location with just a one button, automatic configuration, meaning less mess and inconvenience  to you  when a member of our team comes to complete the install 

This is a complete solution for the home or business and the system also offers a wide range of accessories including motion, magnet, smoke and vibration detectors which all help to provide a whole new layer of security and safety. 

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The CommPact system is nothing but a convenience and provides peace of mind for you and your family with the power to protect up to 36 zones! 

CommPact also features a market-leading Smartphone and web app which enables you to retain full control even when on the go, any country, anywhere, anytime. 

There is also an optional live video verification and the system boasts live video on demand when using IP cameras and this new system is also pet friendly, meaning that the alarm can be set even with your beloved pets about!  

 

To find out more, get in touch today! 

 

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Why Are Smart Alarms Becoming So Popular?

Smart alarms are here and the future is looking far more secure, simple and well, smart.

The rise of smart technology has been long coming and has been empowering consumers with new forms of control regarding their safety. Consumers can now arm their homes, offices and shops with alarm systems that can be accessed remotely at any time but, more importantly, they can be accessed securely creating a new form of remote self-monitoring that hasn’t been seen before.

There is no question as to whether or not smart alarm systems are on the rise, they are, and this is partly due to their advanced capabilities. However, perhaps their recent steady growth in popularity is also due to the ease of installation they provide. If desired, an engineer can fit a smart alarm system in a far more efficient length of time than ever before.

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Although, if preferred, most standard systems are now simple enough for the consumer to install themselves. Gone are the days when extended lengths of cable had to be drilled through walls and floors. Most modern systems now have a wireless options alongside the choice to have the system wired in.

But, as with most devices these days, the technology within can be complex, so it is always advisable to opt for an engineer to install systems. This is so a professional is at hand to smooth out any hiccups that may occur during the installation and set up process because we all know complexity often hides behind supposed simplicity.

Smart alarm systems also boast the attractive capability of connectivity. This allows the smart alarm system to be connected to other smart devices and systems in the property such as smart doorbells, CCTV, smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors and many, many more. If a smart device is already installed in the same property, there is a very high chance that a smart alarm can connect to it and work with it to help keep the property safe and secure. However, if you’re unsure whether or not your device can connect to another, we have put together a list of brands that embrace cross-brand connections.

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Smart Alarm systems do range in price but, here at Northwest Security, quality is not compromised by price so you can be certain that you are getting the highest quality for the lowest price.

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