As stolen plant reaches record levels every year in the UK, it is costing the industry over £75million per annum. The problem of plant theft is effecting an increasing number of British businesses including plant hirers, construction companies, civil engineers, utilities work, ground workers, and many other industries where machines are left unattended.
At Kitching Plant Hire we treat the theft of plant very seriously. We therefore work closely with two of the leading companies involved with plant security.
MLS is a patented proven anti theft system that is sold world wide. In the UK it has Thatcham P2, P3 and H3 approval. When developing Mech Solution in 1987 the designer wanted to produce a system that actually stopped the theft happening rather producing another annoying alarm or electronic system that can be easily by passed. Realising that if you can stop the vehicle being driven away the designer developed a mechanical system that achieves this design requirement by isolating the hydraulic or pneumatic system. This simple but effective idea has seen MLS not only survive over the last 23 years while many security companies went under but actually increase world wide sales year on year by an average of 30%.
|MLS works by isolating the hydraulic flow on a vehicle. It is isolated mechanically and not electronically as electronic isolation is very easy to by pass. Any vehicle with a hydraulic system can have MLS fitted – we have not found a vehicle that we can not fit MLS to! The system is operated by a a patented key that has 60 million combinations and cannot be copied. If a key is lost there is a secure procedure for ordering replacement keys. The key is the strength of MLS as it is a physical component that can be managed with ease that has been proven by a variety of companies who have all their hired in vehicles covered with MLS – providing a solution for both the hirer and hire.
The CanTrack unit is hidden within the machine or vehicle, and it monitors its status 24 hours a day, knowing its exact position at all times.
The owner of the equipment is in direct contact with the machine, avoiding unnecessary costs and time delays through use of third party monitoring centres and recovery teams.
CanTrack has the crucial benefit of being a GPS tracking system as well, so that when the machine is stolen through a ‘bogus’ hire situation or the immobiliser is avoided the machine can be recovered swiftly. Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) the unit is able to pinpoint its position to within 10 meters anywhere in the world, meaning that location information is accurate and reliable, making recovery quicker, and inexpensive, nor involving 3rd party recovery teams.
CanTrack is specifically designed for the harsh environment that plant machines have to operate in. The unit is fully water and dust proofed, and built to military standards of ruggedisation to ensure it can withstand vibration, and the hot and cold temperatures that it is exposed to.
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