Agricultural crime presents a huge threat to farmers and our rural communities. Latest figures from the National Farmers Union Mutual show that the cost of rural crime increased by 22.1% in 2022.
The effects of these crimes don’t stop at the financial implications for farmers but cause immeasurable disruption to essential farmwork, often at critical times, and delays whilst sourcing replacement equipment.
Farming families and rural communities are often left feeling vulnerable, intimidated and anxious. It is crucial to ensure your assets have the very best protection.
The Latest Statistics from the Annual NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report
The annual rural crime report by the NFU Mutual is one of the main indicators of current trends in UK rural crime.
VIN CHIP Kits for agriculture
VIN CHIP has a range of kits for agricultural machinery including: tractors, GPS equipment, telehandlers, attachments, harvesters, quads, atvs, trailers and more
Why target Agricultural equipment?
Organised criminals are targeting farms not only for high value tractors but also ATV’s, GPS Systems and other equipment which are easily portable.
Low risk of being caught
World-wide market due to central driving position
Large scale global demand for agricultural machinery
Law enforcement generally have limited knowledge about the ID of agriculture machinery
Machinery is often left in the open or in poorly secured buildings
Can be moved in full view without attracting suspicion
Most vehicles today have many traceable components making them relatively easy to identify. Unfortunately, with agricultural machinery and equipment, it is much more complex.
Criminals change the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) making it difficult to establish the original VIN and preventing easy identification of the stolen item. As a result, the police often have no choice but to return the machine to the person from whom it was seized. So, it’s easy to understand why many victims of crime believe their machine was never recovered
What’s at stake? £1000's in lost revenue, major disruption to productivity and your peace of mind.
"The theft of vehicles, plant and agricultural machinery can have an absolutely debilitating impact on local businesses and on people’s livelihoods."
“it is the ID process which is usually problematic for them. Heavy equipment isn’t like cars which are littered with traceable ID features, quite simply, if the chassis number and identifying features are removed, it is generally accepted that the machine will remain unidentifiable”.
What is the problem?
Farmers have told us of the devastation they felt when they suffered a machine theft – the major impact on the day to day working of the farm, the delays affecting their harvest and cultivation work, not to mention the expense and losing critical days at key times of the year when turnaround times are already tight.
The VINCHIP solution &
how it works
how it works
Our RFID Technology has been used by police for over 25 years because:
- It uses proven technology with superior long-range RFID which can be read by Police scanners – with no risk of revealing the position of the chip.
- We provide overt and covert markings to deter theft and prevent re-identification or cloning for resale by organised criminals.
- Your VIN or unique alphanumeric code will be registered on our Secure Asset Register enabling the Police to instantly identify the rightful owner.
- VIN CHIP provides a 24/7 dedicated contact centre
LONG RANGE RFID
The most advanced radio frequency identification chips in the marketplace, capable of being read by our leading-edge scanners to speed up identification by the police. They remove the need to gain access to the asset to confirm its identity using RFID reading from a distance.
SECURE ASSET REGISTER
Our own in-house Secure Asset Register provides a reliable, efficient and secure verification facility.
ISO ACCREDITED IN-HOUSE CONTACT CENTRE
24/7 access to our own in-house contact centre, which is IS0 9001 Quality Management certified.
SECURE QR CODES
Allow an initial validation check to quickly confirm the asset identity, using a simple QR reader easily scanned on a mobile phone.
Using the very latest in tamper evident material, maximising technology used in the aviation industry to add additional overt identification.
We use 4000 micro-dots to add heavily populated covert markings. Each dot displays either the full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or a unique alphanumeric code that is registered to each asset.