Increase in stolen machine being used for theft

25.04.2019

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AMI Group

Stolen machinery is a growing issue for plant hire firms and construction companies. This latest robbery shows the benefits of quality tracking equipment being fitted to assets which will help prevent crimes like these from being committed.

This shocking video shows a stolen digger being used to rip out a cash machine on the side of a popular local shop in County Londonderry. This video especially highlights the lengths criminals will go to commit a crime. This digger featured in the video was stolen from a nearby building site late at night. We here at AMI Group have seen a huge increase of stolen machinery being used to commit crimes like these and particularly a lot being done out of hours, when assets are left unattended. Ami combat this through out of hour’s alerts and scheduled lockdown. Stated by one of the police officers on the scene “On this occasion, the digger was not set alight and was located at the scene.” This indicates that the stolen machinery is usually damaged when not found in time and no longer having a purpose.

One of our customers quoted “we use AMI systems to keep track of our assets and to allow us to feel safer about leaving vehicles unattended for any period of time. We utilise the immobilisation feature which gives extra piece of mind.” This highlights how we help customers feel safe leaving assets unattended.

Nobody wants their expensive equipment stolen, damaged and used for crimes like these. With our units you can keep track of your assets 24/7 with activity updates being just one of the many features. Using our app on your phone or tablet at home means control whatever the time of day.

To watch video go to link ‘https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47856525’

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