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Marking your Farm Equipment – Farm Security Tip

Marking your Farm Equipment & Tools – a cheap and effective farm security measure One straight forward farm security measure that is often over looked is the marking of your farm tools and equipment. If farm equipment is effectively marked it acts as an great deterrent to criminals targeting farms because: If a criminal is [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:22+00:00October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Farm Security|

Calving Camera App – Set Up and User Guide

Guide showing how to set up Calving Camera app Setting up your calving camera - We have recently put together a short guide explaining how to set up and use the iphone / android smart phone app that we use to control our Calving and Lambing Cameras. You can find the guide in our resources [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:22+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Farm Cameras, Resources|

Secure your farm for next to nothing.

Things you can do today to help secure your farm that will cost you nothing: Acknowledge that your property is at risk and commit to taking precautions to protect it even if it means changing the way you work. Start to lock your vehicles, homes, and offices when they are not in use. Be more [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:23+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Farm Security|

Farm Security: Acknowledging the risks is the first step.

This article on Farm security was published in the November / December edition Farming Scotland Magazine 2013 Growing up in a rural community in the 70’s and 80’s I was proud that few people in our village felt the need to lock their cars or homes. I felt it reflected the general trustworthiness of our community [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:23+00:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: Farm Security|

Scottish Farmer article on Farm Security

Self Guard was featured in an article about the prevention of crime in the 100th anniversary of the Scottish Farmer. An excerpt is shown below but the full article can be read on the Scottish Farmer Website - Preventing farm crime.  Any vet or doctor would tell you that prevention is better than cure. And nine times [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:23+00:00July 19th, 2014|Categories: Farm Security|

Calving Cameras – Case Study as featured in Agritiser

Martin and Jane Kennedy and their three daughters, farm at Lurgan, a 1700 acre beef and sheep farm close to Aberfeldy in the stunning Perthshire hills. The couple run 600 ewes and 35 suckler cows on the farm which extends to 2500 feet above sea level. The ewes are a mixture of Beltex cross Bleu [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:25+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Livestock Camera Case Studys|

Farm CCTV used to help Tackle Farm Crime

It's important not to underestimate the importance of security on your farm. Farm CCTV is something that can help greatly with this issue. The Fletcher* family run a large arable and vegetable farm which is run across three locations in Fife. In recent years, two of the three sites have been targeted by criminals, with [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:26+00:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: Farm Security Case Studys|

Locks and Chains are they worth the effort?

Last week I was surveying a farm after a break in where expensive tools had been taken. It was one of a group of four farms in Fife that had been hit on the same night presumably by the same thieves. The farmer had locked all his tools away with fairly substantial locks and chains. [...]

2017-05-19T15:02:26+00:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Farm Security|