Any farmer unfortunate enough to have experienced theft is familiar with the devastation caused by stolen property, knowing that there is little chance of recovery. As the rates of rural crime continue to rise, property theft can have a significant impact on the already stretched resources of Irish farmers.
In some areas, up to 74% of farmers have been victims of theft, trespassing or vandalism. Farms are among the most difficult sites to protect. Their remoteness means they are easy targets for thieves and their sheer size limits security options, making them expensive and complicated to secure.
Quad bikes, trailers, tractors, tools or anything of value are targeted. For farmers that have experienced multiple attacks this is extremely frustrating and a constant cause of worry due to limited options to prevent further thefts.
Although insurance covers most of the cost of replacement, the downtime as a result of being without essential equipment can’t be compensated for, compounding the stress and hassle caused by theft. A solution to this problem is long overdue.
Protect Against Theft & Track your Assets with VT-IoT Low-Cost Low-Power Technology
VT, a 100% Irish owned company, operate the nationwide low-power Internet of Things (IoT) network. Our office is based in Glasnevin, Dublin but our network and our solutions are available and being used in all 32 counties. We process over 1 million IoT messages per month in Ireland and are eager to support farmers by providing a solution to rural crime.
VT’s SticknTrack is already being used by farmers buying groups across the country to protect assets against theft. This simple, low-cost tracker alerts you if your asset is being stolen and tracks the location so it can be recovered.
Key Features & Benefits
- Easy self-installation (simply attach the device to your asset)
- Ultra-long battery life (up to 5 years)
- Waterproof, strong & secure (rated IP68 & IP69k)
- View and control multiple assets via the simple web app
- Dot-on-map tracking and alerts
- Low cost solution
- Turnkey device – no sim cards or set up
How it works
This discreet device is powered by ultra-long life batteries and can be hidden on or within the asset: quad, trailer, tractor or other equipment.
Once attached to the asset, it wakes up on motion and periodically sends its precise GPS location which can be monitored on your account via the web application. You can login anytime to see the location and journey history of your asset. The tracker will continue to update its position when the asset moves and stops for up to 5 years without intervention making it a disruptively autonomous solution.
Emails alerts can be set up to notify of any unauthorised motion and/or when an asset leaves or enters a designated geozone.
This plug and play device works out of the box. Simply stick it to your asset and track. There is no need for sim cards. You will receive an email with a login link to the platform so you can monitor your assets anytime, anywhere, from any device.
VT provide support to help get you set up ensuring you have peace of mind knowing that your assets are protected.
The expected battery life of up to 5 years can be monitored on the platform. You will be notified by email well in advance when the batteries need to be replaced.