Large items such as excavators and backhoe loaders can be worth many thousands of pounds, even if they aren’t brand new. However, smaller items like tools are also a lure for thieves since they’re relatively straightforward to steal, not easily identifiable and can be sold on resale websites for a good price. According to a study carried out by Herts Tools,nearly £17.5m' worth of tools were stolen in London 2020.
And the situation isn't improving. According to the police plant theft unit 'Agriculture & Construction Equipment' (ACE), October 2021 saw a peak in incidences of theft across the majority of machine