The Irish Farmers Assocation (IFA) has launched an autumn campaign to increase security awareness among farmers at the National Ploughing Championships, which take place in Tullamore, 19 - 21 September.
According to a statement released by the IFA as part of the campaign, IFA and the Garda Crime Prevention Team will hold a joint Security Clinic at the IFA Stand at the festival.
Jer Bergin, IFA National Treasurer said, “As darker evenings and mornings come closer, and as rural crime continues to be a blight in many areas, we are reminding farmers to lock out crime this autumn.
Bergin said that in collaboration with An Garda Siochana, IFA has developed Crime Prevention Tips and Advice to help and encourage rural and farm families to be 'extra vigilant' and to take steps to ensure they do not become a victim of crime.
"Marking property, putting up signs on gates, considering monitored alarm systems, lighting, CCTV, area protection systems, and voice alerts will go a long way to sending a clear message to would-be intruders that these premises are secure." He added.
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