Farsight Security Monitoring Featured in Forestry Journal


Farsight is delighted to be selected to feature in the 2021 Forestry Journal Buyers Guide. We are one of only seven innovative security solutions to be chosen to be featured in the Site Security Guide, showcasing our remote security monitoring solutions that can help protect sites operating within the forestry industry.

We are proud to sit alongside leading security innovators in the May 2021 issue of the Forestry Journal – a highly respected industry publication which has been committed to supporting the forestry industry since 1994.

For many land managers and businesses operating across the forestry industry security is a major concern. It is clear the sector is firmly in the cross hairs of criminal gangs, opportunist thieves and vandals.

According to a Home Office report published in 2019, the crime rate against Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sectors was estimated at 870 crimes per 1,000 premises. Vandalism and burglary were recorded as the most common crimes at 34% and 22% respectively.

NFU Mutual revealed that rural crime in the UK cost £54.3 million in 2019. This was an increase of 9% on the previous year, making it the highest cost recorded in eight years.

The insurer reported a 26% increase in agricultural vehicle thefts costing a whopping £9.3 million and £3.2 million for Quads and ATVs.

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In fact, Farsight highlighted a series of commercial machinery thefts from rural areas across the UK in April – ranging from quad bikes and ATVs, tractors and even GPS systems.

Fuel theft from rural businesses is rife too with the Countryside Alliance citing this as the eighth most likely target for criminals.

These staggering crime figures show just how vulnerable businesses can be from unscrupulous criminals. Now is a good time for businesses to rethink the effectiveness of their security, particularly when it comes to burglar alarms and outdoor security measures like security lighting and CCTV.

When combined with adequate lighting, PIR detectors and audio equipment – remotely monitored CCTV protection can be an invaluable layer of deterrence and defence.

Remote monitoring is a cost-effective security solution that protects your business, assets and people from criminal and environmental damage.

With your alarm and CCTV security system connected to Farsight’s state-of the-art central monitoring station via the Internet, if an intruder, fire, or other unusual activity is detected by your security system, an alarm is sent to the remote monitoring station.

At Farsight, our operators answer alarms faster than the industry average. Our operators investigate the cause of the alarm and if suspicious activity is spotted, the operator will take immediate action.

They will notify the emergency services and call the key holder for your site. As the operator has visually verified the alarm, there will be added credibility to the call for a faster emergency response.

Remote monitoring can save you thousands of pounds in potential losses via theft, criminal damage and fire. It ensures your security systems are an investment worth making.

Optimise your forestry site security with Farsight remote alarm & CCTV monitoring

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Effective CCTV monitoring has become a crucial element to consider when optimising businesses security to protect premises, assets and people. So, how does remote CCTV monitoring work?

In our experience, by combining CCTV monitoring with live, proactive audio warnings can be particularly effective in deterring farm security incidents before they progress. In fact, during 2020 Farsight CCTV operators issued a mammoth 119,901 audio deterrent warnings and progressed almost 10,000 incidents to blue light services demonstrating a proactive security deterrent approach rather than a retrospective one.

As a leading UK based remote monitoring station, Farsight works with security systems installers and business sites across the forestry, farming & agriculture sectors to help protect their premises, assets and people with our range of security monitoring services.  Our services Include:

We can help to protect what’s yours from theft, fire or malicious damage… we’d love to see how we can work with you to optimise your forestry site security…contact us below:

2021 Forestry Journal Site Security Buyers Guide

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