Surge in CCTV Alarm Activations This April

April Crime Surge


In April 2021 Farsight’s remote security operators responded to a massive 38% more CCTV alarm activations than in April 2020, and 26% more than April 2019.

Farsight recently posted an article that posed this question: ‘Will UK Crime Surge Post Lockdown?’

As lockdown restrictions have begun to ease, and judging by the significant increase in numbers of CCTV alarm activations being triggered in April- evidently this question has been answered!

Farsight’s eagle eyed team of CCTV operators demonstrated the effectiveness of proactive security by delivering a whopping 8,809 audio deterrent warnings, escalating almost a thousand incidents requiring police or emergency services response.

As a leading CCTV and alarm monitoring station protecting businesses and homes across the UK, we notice all sorts of crime trends that keep us on our toes.  In April we observed two trends in particular:

  1. An increase in rural crime affecting farms
  2. Car theft attempts – most notably, catalytic converter theft attempts have continued to soar.

You can read more about these escalating crime trends below:

Rural Crime

Rural Crime

> Rural Crime Targeting Farms Continues In April… Read More Here


Vehicle Crime

Catalytic Converter Thefts

> UK Surge in Catalytic Converter Theft Attempts… Read More Here

How can Farsight help optimise your security?

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, combining CCTV monitoring with live, proactive audio warnings can be particularly effective in deterring 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 multiple industry 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 farm security…contact us below: