17 January 2017

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

A recent survey carried out by the insurer Allianz Cornhill has revealed that more than £70M worth of construction and plant machinery was stolen from sites across the UK in 2016. It estimates that the UK construction industry is now losing over £800 million a year when other costs associated with plant theft are taken into account.

Thieves are attracted to plant machinery because of the generally very low recovery rates (less than 10%) compared with motor vehicles (55-60%). This is because plant machinery has few identifying marks that can be easily seen and lack of registration documents mean it is difficult for the police to identify stolen plant and return it to the owner.

Owners of plant machinery have been urged to step up their security efforts to help address this growing problem. With a 91% recovery rate, Sure-Track are encouraging owners of plant machinery to fit an MT3 tracking and recovery device.

Read on to discover our latest theft recovery within the plant and construction industry. A Bobcat Excavator, stolen from a plant hire company in Leicester.

06 January 2017

Sure-Track’s Vehicle Tracking Wins Again!

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

It was a busy end to the year for Sure-Track, recovering over £100,000 worth of stolen assets for our customers. Evidence that our MT3 vehicle tracking and recovery device is the ideal solution for customers looking to protect their vehicles.

We work across various industries, and our recent recovery list shows just that:

09 August 2016

Helping to reduce the cost of plant and construction theft

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Komatsu PC09-1 Mini Excavator

Helping to reduce the cost of plant and construction theft

A recent survey conducted for the Chartered Institute of Building identified that 92% of their respondents in the construction industry are affected regularly by theft, with over 21% of these revealing that theft takes place on a weekly basis from their sites.Theft of construction equipment runs at over £2 million per day in the UK and only about 5% is ever recovered.

This high volume of plant and construction theft means that many in the industry are taking extra precautions to ensure their sites and machinery are secure. Sure Track works with many plant and construction companies across the UK, who take advantage of our MT3 tracking and recovery unit to increase their chance of getting their equipment back quickly, should it ever be stolen.

Read on to discover our latest theft recovery within the plant and construction industry. A Komatsu PC09-1 Mini Excavator, stolen from a carpentry and restoration company in the Midlands. 

01 August 2016

Staying one step ahead of car thieves

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Car stolen from car dealer forecourt, recovered in less than 3 hours!

After two decades on the decline, the number of cars stolen in England and Wales rose by a staggering 9% in 2015 alone. In response to this, Sure Track works with many car owners as well as a high volume of top car dealers. Our Thatcham approved MT3 tracking and recovery device helps car owners and dealers remain one step ahead of thieves, safe in the knowledge that should their vehicle ever be stolen, we'll go above and beyond to ensure it gets recovered!

Read on to discover our latest find, a car stolen from a car dealer’s forecourt in Manchester!

20 April 2016

Playing our part in stamping out rural crime

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Fertiliser Tanker

Playing our part in stamping out rural crime

According to the National Rural Crime Network, 51% of rural businesses are fearful of becoming victims of crime. As part of our commitment to tackling rural crime head on, and helping businesses and individuals in rural areas sleep sound, knowing their tools and vehicles are safe, Sure Track works with a range of agricultural and farming businesses.

Read on to discover our latest find - a stolen Fertiliser Tanker (full of fertiliser!) belonging to an agriculture / farming manufacturer. 

 

29 March 2016

Sure Track Recoveries - March 2016

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Theft Recovery at its best!

Sure Track Recoveries - March 2016
We've had a busy start to the year with a number of exciting new contract wins, and a whole host of vehicle recoveries from both the Plant and Leisure industry, totalling upwards of £45,000 in value. 

Take a look at a few of the highlights below of some of our latest theft recoveries. 

15th January 2016

A straightforward recovery for our highly skilled finder network. Thwaites mini 1 tonne dumper recovered in Staffordshire for a nationwide plant hire and manufacturing company.  

2nd February 2016

After being alerted by a national plant hire company on the theft of a Hamm HD13 Roller, Sure Tracks intelligence quickly discovered the vehicles location in Huddersfield. Another textbook recovery!

22nd February 2016 

Now this was a difficult find! One of our demolition customers had a 40 yard skip stolen. We picked up signals pointing towards a scrap merchants in Lancashire. The police were called but as we entered the property the signal completely disappeared! We can only assume it was hidden underground or put into a completely sealed steel container. Sure Track put the unit onto our emergency watch setting and 2 weeks later it came back into alarm (just down the road from the original location) and were able to recover this 40 yard skip for our very happy customer!

4th March 2016

There's no better feeling than reuniting a Sure Track customer with their pride and joy. And this find was just perfect! After a worried local caravan enthusiast alerted us on the theft of their Elddis Affinity Caravan, we quickly sent our team to the rescue. Resulting in a quick recovery in Leicester, not far from the Sure Track headquarters! 

What did all of these vehicles have in common? They were fitted with a Sure Track MT3 tracking device! This is a small wireless device that combines GSM/GPRS monitoring with close range Radio Frequency. Our customers subscribe to a service that includes the use of highly trained finders who respond to the theft, locate the missing item and then liaise with police to ensure safe and legal recovery.

Get in touch with Sure Track to find out more about how we can help you.
 

07 March 2016

Stolen: JCB 533-105 Telehandler

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Sure Track's MT3 tracking device makes another quick discovery.

Stolen: JCB 533-105 Telehandler

Date: 24/07/16

Customer: Yorkshire Construction Firm

Location: Manchester

Asset stolen: JCB 533-105 Telehandler

Asset value: £40,000

11 December 2015

Stolen: Bobcat E25 2.5 Tonne Excavator

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Sure Track conquers plant theft in Yorkshire, again!

Stolen: Bobcat E25 2.5 Tonne Excavator

Date: 07/12/15

Customer: Plant Hire Company

Asset stolen: Bobcat E25 2.5 Tonne Excavator

Asset value: £23,000

04 December 2015

Stolen: Takeuchi TB228 Excavator

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Another great result for one of our Northern customers!

Stolen: Takeuchi TB228 Excavator

Date: 26/11/15

Customer: Plant Hire Company

Asset stolen: Takeuchi TB228 Excavator

Asset value: £25,000

17 November 2015

Stolen: Hobby Caravan 720 Premium 2012

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Hobby Caravan

Date: 12/11/15

Customer: Caravan owner

Asset stolen: Hobby Caravan 720 Premium 2012

Asset value: Approx £22,000 (plus cost of additional work)

13 November 2015

Stolen: Thwaites 3 ton dumper truck

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Sure Track recovers a stolen Thwaites 3 Ton dumper truck

Dumper

Date: 07/11/15

Customer: National Plant Sales and Hire Company

Asset stolen: Thwaites 3 ton dumper truck

06 October 2015

Stolen: 3 Tonne Terex Dumper

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Thieves steal dumper from construction site

Dumper

Date: 30/09/15

Customer: National Plant Hire Company

Asset stolen: 3 Tonne Terex Dumper

Asset Value c. £20,000

06 October 2015

The pros and cons of GPS v GSM for protecting vehicles, trailers and machinery

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By Will Hirons.

The pros and cons of GPS v GSM for protecting vehicles, trailers and machinery

Over the past 5 years the total number of car thefts in UK has gone from 66,360 in 2009/10 to 39,588 in 2013/14, a drop of  40.3%. (Source: The Car People original research March 2015). However recovery rate statistics for 2002-2012 from Retaina Group show a decline from 70% to 41%. You are less likely to lose your Fiat or Ford these days, but professional gangs targeting top end luxury vehicles are making it harder for those cars to be recovered.

08 July 2015

Driving at Work

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Managing work-related road safety

Driving at Work

Introduction

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time (Department for Transport figures).

Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and you need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements. This post suggests ways you can do this. Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size your organisation is. It could also result in, for example:

  • fewer injuries to drivers
  • reduced risk of work-related ill health
  • reduced stress and improved morale

Health and safety law does not apply to people commuting (ie travelling between their home and their usual place of work), unless they are travelling from their home to somewhere which is not their usual place of work.

28 May 2015

Family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

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A 79-year-old-man at the heart of a family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

Family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery

A 79-year-old-man at the heart of a family racket in exporting stolen plant machinery to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has today, Friday 6 June, become the final member of the group to be jailed.

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