We are conscious of the issues faced in the countryside, forests, parks and shorelines
Security Services for Environment, Forestry & Countryside
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At UNIQWIN we are conscious of the need for environmental protection and the issues faced in the countryside, forests, parks and shorelines. We provide professional security, safety, planning and operational assistance to the various landowners and authorities that play a role in the protection of the countryside environment. Particularly around land issues and animal protection. Our objective is to understand your needs and to help in the way that best suits your needs.
The countryside and rural crime
Our countryside in the UK is rich with natural beauty and an appealing option for people wanting to escape the busy city and town centres. Whilst countryside living looks idyllic, it also has issues with crime. Rural areas have their own set of security risks which can be effectively reduced with appropriate defence systems and awareness of potential dangers.
There have been substantial increases in fraud and other scams, with criminals deliberately targeting isolated, vulnerable people. Something that has been driven by the greater number of people moving to rural areas.
The secluded nature of rural properties can be appealing to an opportunist mobile criminal, hence increasing a requirement for an appropriate security solution. This is the same in the forestry areas which also experience crime issues.
There are rural problems typically associated with the countryside such as wildlife and heritage crime, farm equipment and animal thefts, agricultural machinery, and livestock theft, are uniquely rural.
Rural crime is a big concern for UK farmers. Did you know that rural crime cost the UK £49.9 million in 2018 and rising? Farms are targets for a variety of different crimes. These include, but are not limited to, fly-tipping, livestock theft, livestock butchery and hare coursing. This can leave those affected feeling vulnerable and isolated.
Fixing crime in the countryside and rural areas
If you are living the in the countryside and are considering strengthening your defences or want a mobile security patrol to keep an eye on your property, UNIQWIN can help.
We will assess your situation and make recommendations for security products or services that best fit your needs. We provide any type of security product and have mobile security patrols who are available to attend your premises for anything suspicious or if your alarm is activated. This gives you peace of mind that we’re keeping a watchful eye on your property and are there when you need us.
Contact us today for a no obligation quotation and to find out about our monthly payment options for ongoing security services.
Reporting rural crime
If you are out and about in the countryside, be observant and report odd, unusual, or suspicious behaviour. Do not intervene if you see something suspicious but take photos as evidence if it is safe to do so.
Not sure where to report? Use the following steps to help:
- If a crime is in progress: Dial 999.
- If you want to report a crime: Dial 101.
- To give information regarding a crime or report a crime anonymously: Use the Rural Crime Hotline, powered by the charity CrimeStoppers. The number is 0800 783 0137 or visit ruralcrimehotline.co.uk
When to use the Rural Crime Hotline:
You can give information anonymously about any rural crime (after the crime has been committed) on the Rural Crime Hotline. This can be on the online reporting service or by calling the number.
You should call 999 if:
- A crime is in progress.
- There is an emergency.
- There is a danger to life; or
- Violence is being used.
If you don’t need an emergency response, or are willing to report a crime using your personal details, you can call 101.
The NFU launched its Rural Crime Report to highlight the impact rural crime is having on farmers and rural communities.