AGRICULTURAL CRIME COSTS £49.5M*

Anti-theft and recovery system for the agricultural industry.
Low cost one-off fee from £145** and no ongoing charges
** Discounts apply to larger volumes. Example cost is a dealer fit, excluding VAT

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AGRICULTURAL

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.

> Read the Full Report Here

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

VIN CHIP AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES

VIN CHIP can be installed on nearly any agricultural vehicle or machine. Below are some of our most popular applications.

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.

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High Value

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Low risk of being caught

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World-wide market due to central driving position

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Large scale global demand for agricultural machinery

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Law enforcement generally have limited knowledge about the ID of agriculture machinery

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Machinery is often left in the open or in poorly secured buildings

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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."

Sergeant James Ross | Operation Reacher team in Rushcliffe | Nottinghamshire Police

“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”.

Nick Mayell | IMI Interpol trainer

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.

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VIN CHIP warns would be thieves that the machine is protected and comes with an increased risk of being caught and prosecuted.
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Multiple layers of technology protect your asset, preventing re-identification or cloning for resale by organised criminals. Protecting your assets with VIN CHIP can significantly increase the potential of their recovery and return, in the event of worst-case scenario.
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VIN CHIP can identify your asset at long-range using its advanced RFID which means the Police don’t waste valuable time and resources. It ensures that your asset is quickly and easily traced back to you through verification on our Secure Registration Database. A trained and approved installer will fit our unique security system on your machine to eliminate legitimisation of stolen items and will ensure the owner is registered on our Secure Registration Database.

The VIN CHIP solution &
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 Registration Database enabling the Police to instantly identify the rightful owner.
  • VIN CHIP provides a 24/7 dedicated contact centre

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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.

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SECURE REGISTRATION DATABASE

Our own in-house ISO accredited Secure Registration Database provides a reliable, efficient and secure verification facility.

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ISO ACCREDITED IN-HOUSE CONTACT CENTRE

24/7 access to our own in-house contact centre, which is IS0 9001 Quality Management certified.

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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.

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SECURITY LABELS

Using the very latest in tamper evident material, maximising technology used in the aviation industry to add additional overt identification.

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MICRO DOTS

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.

*Rural Crime Survey 2023

Download Free Report | NFU Mutual https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/rural-crime/