Farmers turn to high-tech rural security solutions

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According to NFU Mutual who provide cover to over 70% of Farmers, reported Farmers are having to resort to extreme measures to protect their vehicles and livestock.

Crime in rural areas is at its highest point since 2013, and farmers are worried being ‘staked out’ and longer police response times.

David Airey, a farmer in Sutton-in-Craven in North Yorkshire, said crime rates were the worst he had seen in 52 years of farming.

He has lost almost £20,000 in three quad bikes, trailers, metal, a tonne of sugar beet, drills, chainsaws, milk kits and nearly 100 ewes in repeated thefts.

“It’s relentless,” he said. “It’s scary, you wake up every morning, expecting to go outside and find something disappeared.”

 

Top ten targeted items

  1. Tools
  2. ATV/Quad
  3. Garden Equipment
  4. 4x4s
  5. Machinery
  6. Livestock
  7. Trailers and Horseboxes
  8. Oil/Diesel
  9. Equine
  10. Tractors

 

Nationwide Crime Increase

NFU Mutual Crime Report shows the following regional increase in crime between 2015/2016:

  • North East increase 8.7%
  • South West increase 5.6%
  • East of England increase 3.7%

 

Improving Rural Security

Some Farmers have turned to “medieval” and modern tech to secure their land, by digging trenches and earth banks, raising fences to implementing CCTV and alarms.

 

Our Solutions

Solar Power Rapid Deployment Temporary CCTV Tower

Orbis’ rapid deployment CCTV Towers, security fencing and alarms help Farmers sleep easier, knowing that our round the clock monitoring service is keeping a watchful eye over valuable items.

By creating “safe zones” Orbis’ CCTV Towers can protect valuable items within a 1km peripheral range.

 

CCTV Tower Features and Benefits include:

  • HD Predator Camera with night vision technology
  • Imposing 8-meter tall visual deterrent
  • Connect the tower to a max of 64 wireless infrared sensors for seamless perimeter coverage
  • Up to 30-day, time and date stamped HD footage retrieval
  • Live camera access online
  • Audio warnings and sirens
  • Connected to our highly accredited monitoring station
  • Solar powered options for sites with no power

 

Live Feed Quality

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Sources

BBC: Rural crime rise prompts “medieval defences”

NFU: Rural crime costs up 20% despite ‘fortress farms’

NFU Mutual Main Rural Report

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Orbis and Optosafe join forces to form new UK powerhouse | CCTV Towers

Reciprocal partnership pushes both companies to the forefront of rapid deployment CCTV Towers security solutions

 

On the 6th November 2017, Orbis and Optosafe have entered into a reciprocal supply and service agreement allowing Orbis exclusive access to the Optosafe range of rapid CCTV Tower deployment solutions.

This advanced portfolio of CCTV Towers will enable Orbis to expand its current service offering to a new and existing customer base, also enabling Optosafe to offer key Orbis services (vacant property solutions, clean and clear, enhanced response) to bolster their current service offering.


Board Statements

Jason Gilchrist | Optosafe Director

“This Partnership will cement our place in the vacant property sector. For Optosafe, Orbis were our only consideration in this market as their reputation is also backed by their rock-solid customer service and attention to detail”.

Guy Other | Orbis CEO

“We are delighted to be partnering Optosafe and adding an exciting new range of rapidly deployed CCTV Towers to our existing intruder monitoring solutions. With less than 1 in 7 reported break-ins leading to convictions in some regions of the country and increasing levels of public concern over anti-social behaviour, the tower’s physical deterrent coupled with unparalleled image quality and reliability gives clients a real advantage when it comes to security and surveillance. The technology our partners have introduced to their range is undoubtedly best in class with a backup service to match.”


About Optosafe

Optosafe are currently the fastest growing, rapid deployment CCTV Tower company in the UK.

Optosafe’s goal is to provide the most advanced, electronic security solutions, coupled with outstanding service, value and expertise to every client.

Their core values are simply; To continually deliver quality products, investing in the most innovative and stable technology; To provide unrivalled customer service, always putting our client’s needs first and most importantly trustful relationships with our clients.

About Orbis

At Orbis we abide by one simple concept, we do the job properly, so you can have complete trust that your property and lone workers are safe in our hands. We ensure that whatever we do, you can have confidence that we will deliver.

This trust is the reason why we have close partnerships with clients within the industry and is why some of the largest and most prestigious organisations use Orbis for their vacant property, site management and lone worker protection.

Our services are monitored in real time 24/7 by our wholly-owned CAT II British Standard Alarm Receiving Centre. Our clients have the ability to manage their portfolio online using our property management portal Aura which saves both time and money.


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