A Shropshire security company has seen a spike in business after a spate of rural crime. Bosses at Bulldog Security Products in Much Wenlock are now urging people with all-terrain vehicles and quad bikes to get them tracked and secured to stay one step ahead of the thieves.
It comes after a warning from West Mercia Police about an increase across the county in thefts of these types of vehicles and the importance of acting now to make sure property is safeguarded.
Bulldog’s Ian Jordan says “Quad bikes and all-terrain vehicles are highly desirable targets for thieves. They can be stolen and passed on so quickly that it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to recover them.
“Trackers are simple to fit and an inexpensive system of keeping tabs on where your vehicle is, making it easier to recover. These vehicles are the most likely to be stolen in rural areas and we know police recovered two quad bikes recently because they had tracking devices fitted.”
Police officers from Much Wenlock visited Bulldog to collect security advice leaflets for victims and they issue warnings that people should keep quad bikes secured inside a locked building, as near to living quarters as possible; remove keys from the vehicle; alarm buildings; and park larger vehicles in