Articles tagged with: construction

20 December 2019

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

Posted in Recent Finds

Stolen Range Rover recovered just in time for Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

The final countdown to Christmas has officially begun... with gifts stacked under the tree and Christmas shopping loaded in car boots, the festive period can be a prevalent time for thieves to strike.

When it comes to security, you could be forgiven for focusing solely on your home at Christmas time. But it's important not to neglect your car during the festive period. Extra vigilance is required to keep your vehicle secure at Christmas...
 

15 November 2019

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

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Stolen Bobcat Mini Excavator Recovered in Nottinghamshire

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

UK construction sites are increasingly being targeted by thieves who recognise the financial value of plant machinery.

Smaller items of plant equipment such as mini excavators and generators are often stolen from contract sites outside of working hours or whilst being hired out. Consequently, many plant hire firms are now investing in additional security measures such as on-site cameras, perimeter fences and tracking devices to keep their vehicles safe from theft.

11 October 2019

Stolen Ifor Williams Trailer Recovered at the Port of Liverpool

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Trailer tracking at it's best

Stolen Ifor Williams Trailer Recovered at the Port of Liverpool

We received a call early in the morning about the theft of an Ifor Williams trailer from a Manchester based construction firm.

We remotely traced the trailer to the Port of Liverpool. It's location meant we had to act fast so our recovery team headed straight to the scene. Using RF scanning equipment to pick up a signal, they began a thorough investigation of the area.

25 January 2019

Selwood chooses Sure-Track as their new telematics provider

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Maintaining Selwood’s reputation for exceptional service in plant hire

Selwood chooses Sure-Track as their new telematics provider

Sure-Track is delighted to announce that Selwood, one of the UK's largest Plant Hire companies, has chosen us as their new provider for telematics across their fleet of plant machinery.

Selwood has opted for the brand new Security Keypad Immobiliser system with additional inputs and outputs reporting live into our online portal.

04 August 2018

Sure-Track maintains our 100% van recovery rate for 2018

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Sure-Track recovers stolen Mercedes van for construction business

Sure-Track maintains our 100% van recovery rate for 2018

Back in May we received a call from a long-standing customer, who reported that one of their vans had been stolen from a construction site in West London. We immediately got to work on the recovery, and put the tracker into alarm mode.

04 May 2018

CASE STUDY: Chasetown Civil Engineering

Posted in Information

Chasetown realises great results and impressive cost savings

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Established in 1974, Chasetown Civil Engineering is a market leader specialising in infrastructure, groundworks and related building services with project values ranging from £100,000 to £50million. 

04 May 2018

CASE STUDY: Bethell

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Bethell 'puts safety first'

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Established in 1865, Bethell has grown from a small, family-owned, firm to one of the most successful construction services companies in the UK. Bethell have a clear vision [and a strong set of values] - one of the most important being to 'Put Safety first and ensure all our projects are delivered accident-free'.

06 October 2017

Stolen and recovered

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Stolen and recovered

'You're only as good as your last performance.'

We all know the expression... and it's one that we live by here at Sure-Track. So it's always great to get some more successful recoveries under our belts. 

September was a busy month for Sure-Track, our finders successfully recovered five stolen assets with a combined value of over £100,000. Further cementing our belief that our vehicle tracking and recovery solutions are the very best on the market! 

25 August 2017

Stolen Generator recovered in Bolton

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Stolen Generator recovered in Bolton

Building and construction sites are perfect targets for thieves, especially when work has finished for the day and the site is empty.

In particular, we have recently noticed that generators are becoming an increasingly popular target for thieves. A stolen generator can be sold relatively quickly for a substantial amount of money. 

Our latest recovery was for a long standing customer, whose £20,000 generator was stolen overnight from construction site in the East of England. 

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.

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.

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