Agricultural Vehicle Security
Whilst the theft of your tractor or other agricultural machinery can be compensated, the impact of the loss at a critical time for your business may mean financial hardship due to loss of business or for instance the inability to harvest crops.
- Recent figures suggest that approximately £1.5 million of construction and agricultural plant and machinery was stolen in the UK every week
- Tractors are the second most stolen piece of equipment particularly John Deere
- Whilst not plant items, over 1,265 trailers were reported stolen with over 80% being manufactured by Ifor Williams
- Quad bikes are also high on the list of rural stolen items
Source PANIU (The Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) Annual Report 2009/10
To help deter thefts and speed up recover should a vehicle be stolen, CLA Insurance Services can offer special rates on dedicated vehicle tagging system. Developed by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and Datatag, the CESAR (Construction Equipment Security And Registration) scheme is initiative for preventing and reducing plant theft.
CESAR offers a comprehensive plant registration database linked with state-of-the-art covert marking technology designed to beat the savviest thief. The CESAR triangular ID plates are set to become the industry standard - recognised by national and local government, contractors, hire companies, the police and insurers.
The official security marking and registration scheme is supported by the CEA and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) and was designed in conjunction with the police and the insurance industry. This offers, for a one off payment, lifetime machine registration on Datatag's secure database, which gives police and other official agencies 24/7 access to registration information which can be an important aid in identification and recovery.