Rural Crime

‘Rural crime cost the UK £54m in 2019, an increase of almost 9% on the previous year.’

NFU Mutual

Rustling is not a frequent case but “organised crime” is harvesting sheep from flocks on a regular basis.  Although farmers are aware of these significant losses, often flocks are too remote to be monitored. This makes police investigations difficult as knowing exactly when a crime happens is crucial.

The uWatch System can alert you when a field gate is opened or that cattle grid crossed. The Cube can be mounted in a barn, outbuilding or on a remote plant vehicle and you will get an alert in under 30 seconds if an intruder is detected – containing a date and time stamped picture.

How the uWatch System could be set up

1) The Cube (mounted near the gate, fence or barn)

2) Bluetooth Tag (fixed to gate, fence or grid)

3) The uWatch app (receives alerts from The Cube)

How does it work?

1) The Bluetooth “Shock” Tag on the gate or grid is activated by someone or something moving it.

2) The Cube picks up the movement and sends an alert to your phone, typically in 30 seconds.


In a rural farming neighbourhood several members could deploy a uWatch Cube.

Should any member experience trespass or theft, the uWatch alerts can be shared in real time amongst the locals.

Such intelligence could help thwart organised thieves sweeping through communities and would allow them to alert local ‘under resourced’ police forces while crimes are actually in progress.

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