Downloadable crime prevention advice

Quads, trailers and tools


These items are expensive and can be costly to replace. They need to be protected by:

  • Securing or immobilising vehicles and equipment when not in use, removing keys from unattended cars, tractors and quad bikes.

  • Avoiding leaving machinery in fields, particularly near roads.

  • Keeping quad bikes and trailers in your most secure outbuilding. If these vehicles are kept outside they should be put behind locked gates.

  • Using ground anchor chains with anchor plates.

  • Marking trailers, quad bikes, horseboxes and tools with your postcode or farm name.

  • Listing your tools, together with serial numbers, and registering these on

  • Fitting a tracker device or immobiliser to your vehicles.