Farmers across the UK are being urged to be vigilant after a new wave of Global Positioning System (GPS) thefts in recent weeks.  Warwickshire has previously been targeted, with farms in all areas of the county being victims of this type of crime.  Thieves in other counties have been targeting farms who have previously had GPS stolen.

NFU Mutual GPS Security Guide:

  • Activate PIN security on GPS kit with your own unique number if available
  • Mark your postcode on the unit’s case to deter thieves and trace your property back to you
  • Keep tractors and combines with GPS fitted stored out of sight when possible
  • Remove GPS kit when possible, from tractors and other machinery and store it securely when not in use
  • Record serial numbers and photograph your kit
  • Check serial numbers of second-hand kit offered for sale