Deter thieves by making mark on property
Published 07/12/2011 | 06:00
Marking your property can act as an effective deterrent against thieves and will also help in recovering stolen items.
There are numerous ways to both identify and mark your property and each method should be recorded in a full inventory of the items you own.
There are websites such as www.immobilise.com on which you can record your property inventory free of charge.
Farmers should photograph each item of machinery and each tool. To get an idea of scale, have someone stand beside larger items such as quads and trailers and use a ruler for smaller items.
Register the make, serial number, colour and any unusual features on equipment. Indicate the type of property marking and where it is applied on the item.
For example, for a farm quad, list the make, model, serial number, colour, any dents, scratches or other marks, and the security mark(s) that you have put on it and where.
There are two ways to mark your property: overt (obvious) and covert (hidden) marking.