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What precautions to take to prevent machinery to become stolen?

This starts with not offering details on the location of storage on the trading platform, including neutral background in pictures. Be aware of suspicious buyers, who have more interest in the location and surroundings than the actual machinery. Consider perimeter control, CCTV, (multi sensor) alarm systems, illumination, (collective) guard patrols and possibly dogs, and immobilization of machinery (eg. keys, battery). Consider to equip machinery with (temporary) GPS. During transport, unsecured parking is the single most dangerous place on route. Start fully fueled and with clean driving hours, consider two drivers or a secured parking ( Limit the information on the machinery, route and destination to those who need to know.


Tom Brabers - Owner of Upside of Risk (The Netherlands)