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Wiltshire - Fuel security advice for farmers - Contractors

Alert message sent 19/08/2016 15:08:00

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Fuel security advice for farmers / Contractors
Due to the increasing cost of diesel, fuel can be an easy target when Tractors / Combine Harvesters are parked in yards or fields overnight at this busy time of year. There are several options available to deter the theft of fuels and each one should be considered, taking into account the situation, location and consequence.
Locking fuel caps are available on the market. These prevent easy immediate access to the tank. However, if offenders are determined to gain access to your fuel, they may puncture the tank and drain the fuel.
Consider fitting a fuel anti-syphon device.
Consider fitting a tank alarm. There are two alarm types. The first will monitor the tank while the vehicle is parked and generate attention by triggering the horn or siren and flashing the vehicle indicators when fuel tank interference has been detected. The second uses GSM technology and sends alerts via text to identified phones to any problem with the fuel tank.
Warn potential offenders by using Warning stickers / signs
If farm machinery has to be left in an isolated location, please consider the options highlighted above.
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John Bordiss (Police, Community Support Officer, North Wiltshire Community Policing Team )

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