Farmwatch Ltd

Battery thefts on the increase

March 9th, 2017

Farmers are warned that there has been a steep rise in reports of thefts of batteries from farms and commercial premises. You are advised to mark your batteries with either a post code or a DNA marking Fluid. Norfolk Police are recommending that batteries are painted a bright colour. Whatever method you use it needs to identify where the battery is stolen from. Please make sure you have a marking system that identifies the battery as yours.

Do not make it easy for thieves, keep doors to buildings closed and if you have gates to farm try to keep them closed. Automatic gates will help keep your yard secure. An alarm system will notify you when intruder are on site.

We are able to supply and install gate automation and intruder alarms.

Snowdrops and Bluebells

February 26th, 2017

Landowners are warned that thieves have recently started to dig up snowdrops and bluebells from woodlands. In one incident near South Pickenham the thieves have dug up a substantial quantity of snowdrop bulbs and put them into trays ready to take away. The thieves had left the bulbs worth approximately £3000.00 on site. They were probably disturbed.

At Narborough offenders have dug an area of bulbs and on this occasion have taken the bulbs away from the site. There were a quantity of the trays similar to those left near South Pickenham.

The police are keen for any information which may assist in tracing the offenders. If you have any information regarding the theft or that may assist the police you may call Farmwatch Limited or Crimestoppers.

Chemical Thefts

February 26th, 2017

Below is the list of Agricultural Chemicals stolen from a farm near Downham Market Norfolk. The offenders have smashed their way through the brick wall of the chemical store.

The chemicals stolen were

2 x 1L Dupont justice
60L (12x5L) Wing P
2 x 10L Stomp Aqua
1.5 cans (15L) Bravo 500
2 x 10L Vertex Hi-N-34
4 x 5L of Terpal
5 x 5L of Plover
4Kg Buctril
2 x 5L Aviator xpro
1 x 5L Amistar
12 x 1L of Tempo
10L of Chord
1 x 2L of Venzar Flowable
3 x 15L of Stabilan – 750
1 x 5L fusillade Max
Omex SW7 silcon based nutrient, spilt outside container left.

If you are offered any of these items or have any information regarding the theft please call Farmwatch or Crimestoppers

Unfortunately the chemical store did not have an alarm system installed. Farmwatch Limited could have installed an alarm system to monitor the chemical store for approximately £600.00. If you do not have an intruder alarm on your chemical store now may be the right time to consider one.

Chemical Thefts

February 19th, 2017

Police in West Norfolk are investigating the theft of a large quantity of agricultural chemicals from a farm building near Wissington. Offenders have broken into an unalarmed building and stolen items from within.

All farmers are advised to install intruder alarms on buildings. Farmwatch Limited are able to install a GSM based intruder alarm to monitor such buildings. The alarms cost from £600.00 plus VAT.

Please call us for further details or a carry out a security survey.

Heating Oil thefts

February 1st, 2017

There have recently been several thefts of heating oil across Norfolk and surrounding counties. The latest report received on 31st January 2017 was 2000 litres stolen from near Melton Constable. We are able to install an alarm system which will monitor your heating oil tanks, house and outbuildings. The equipment is wireless and will notify you by text and phone call as the thieves are attempting the theft. An audible sounder will normally be enough to encourage them to leave the area.

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