Self-sustained security surveillance systems (such as Tensor’s own RDAPS system) could help drive down the level of crime in rural areas, which has risen to its highest level in four years, according to a news report into the matter.
Offences against farmers and other rural businesses cost an estimated £44.5m last year, an increase of 13.4% from 2016, according to insurer NFU (National Farmers Union) Mutual.
The biggest increase was in in Wales, up 41%, followed by the Midlands, up 32%, and the south-east, up 30%. Only Scotland and north-east England showed falls compared with 2016.
The most targeted items were quad bikes/all terrain vehicles, followed by tools and machinery. But activities such as hare coursing and fly-tipping can also be devastating to farmers, injuring livestock and contaminating the environment.
In an attempt to frustrate the criminals, farmers are incorporating medieval measures into their security, according to the 19th Rural Crime report. It says farmers are putting up earth banks and dry ditches to block criminals who use 4 x 4 vehicles to get on to farm land.
While these methods can certainly have a positive effect, using a high-end, self-sustained security surveillance system can also help drive down the level of crime.
Tensor RDAPS – the UK’s first and only Secured by Design accredited self-sustained security surveillance system designed for the real-time, actionable protection of remote sites
The Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System (RDAPS) is the UK’s first and only Secured by Design accredited self-sustained security surveillance system designed to prevent crime and gather evidence in remote sites and trouble hotspots.
The RDAPS includes a high-definition camera system of evidential quality and a self-contained high-definition NVR platform with full video analytics capabilities, fully integrated 2-way audio and alarms, capable of delivering extensive remote location, building site and major events security.
Featuring a rugged, weather and vandal-proof design, RDAPS has been designed to protect assets located in vulnerable or remote locations, where current constraints exist due to a lack of power and/or communications. The system is equipped with a Solar/Wind Turbine charged battery system, as well as multiple wireless communication platforms (Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, etc.).
The Tensor Rapid Deployment Asset Protection System is totally transportable and can be re-deployed as frequently as required on multiple sites – in under 40 minutes. Our unique purpose built tower provides a platform which transports the system from site to site and when in ‘deployed-mode’ forms a self-contained secure working platform, functioning as a fully integrated remote video system.
If you’d like to find out more about RDAPS and the benefits it can provide for your organization, please get in touch, one of our sales representatives will be more than happy to contact you back with all the information.