September 7, 2017
According to the latest report produced by PANIU (Plant& Agricultural National Intelligence Unit), mini excavators remain the most stolen item of plant equipment. Mini excavators are often transported on stolen trailers and this can often be the first indicator that the machine is stolen.
Dumper theft is still on the increase and there has been a 48% increase in tractor thefts, with older tractors being specifically targeted. Smaller machines are still a hot target for plant thieves and they are often transported inside transit vans and Mercedes Sprinters in particular.
At AMI Group, we offer a range of cost-effective plant tracking devices which can assist the safe return of plant machinery in the unfortunate event of it being stolen. This small investment can pay dividends, as the money spent on increasing security measures can be quickly recovered through insurance discounts, reduced claims and less downtime.
Virtually on a daily basis we are helping AMI Group customers across the UK to locate and recover stolen equipment as a result of the use of state-of-the-art tracking devices which utilise GPS (Global Positioning System), GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and RF (Radio Frequency) technology. Once an AMI tracking device is fitted to a piece of machinery, customers can logon to the AMI Nexis web-based portal to establish its destination in the event of it being stolen. Over £245 million worth of customer assets are now protected with AMI Group systems, including several of the UK’s national plant hirers and construction companies.