Police Warning to Protect Your Thames Valley Stables

Thames Valley Police have warned horse owners in the area after animals were injured in two recent incidents. These are being investigated as criminal damage although, as horse owners know, they’re much more than just property! Here’s how to keep your Thames Valley stables secure!

Advice from Thames Valley Police

It’s not just your horses that need to be protected. Expensive tack and transport are also at risk from thieves and vandals. The police offered advice to owners which included:

  • Use solid, not tubular, iron bars on tack room windows
  • Secure door hinges with good quality bolts, not screws
  • Lock gates with heavy duty padlocks and chains
  • Reverse top hinges on gates so they can’t be lifted
  • Don’t have signs showing where the tack room is

Police also advise fitting CCTV and an intruder alarm to deter criminals. Clear evidence of cameras and a quality security system can put off an opportunist thief or vandal.

Don’t let thieves have a field day!

CCTV isn’t only for urban settings. Modern HD cameras can capture much larger areas and give excellent quality images. Your horses, yard, fields, and stables in the Thames Valley can all be covered 24/7. This “silent security guard” saves you stress and money. With a smart app, you can even log in and view images from your phone or tablet, wherever you are at the time!

Person looks at CCTV feed on mobile

Beware though, DIY kits don’t have the reach or strength needed for the job. A professional security expert will be able to design a system that’s visible and tamper proof, whatever the size and layout of your yard. It’s not something you can get out of a box!

Individual stable doors shouldn’t be padlocked in case of fire so a good intruder alarm is vital. You can even integrate a fire alarm for complete security! Sensors can be placed with the right settings to provide protection without trapping your horses in an emergency.

With a professionally fitted, maintained and monitored security system you can even have police presence to any alerts. That’s thoroughbred protection!

The right horse for the course

Like caring for horses, expert knowledge brings the best results. Falcon have years of experience securing farms, stables and remote buildings. Our friendly professionals will ensure you get the best service and equipment to keep your Thames Valley stable safe.

We are SSAIB accredited so you can trust that our standards are proven to a high industry authority. We also make and keep these three promises:

  • We will come when we say we will
  • We won’t put the prices up every year
  • We keep the equipment working the way it’s supposed to

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