Our days of feeling safe in our horse barn are coming to an end, as thefts and break-ins are on the rise.
by Susan Quinn, Esq.
A warning sign on your barn may stop some criminals.
Rarely a day goes by that we don’t hear of a property invasion or burglary occurring. According to the FBI, in 2010 there were more than 2.1 million burglaries resulting in more than $4.6 billion in property losses. Experts report that a burglary occurs once every 13 seconds. Horse farms are not immune from criminal behavior. An estimated 40,000 horses are stolen, in addition to millions of dollars of farm equipment and tack.
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With statistics like these, the necessity of a barn-surveillance system becomes obvious. But it’s not simple.
First, it’s important to understand that no two barns have exactly the same security surveillance system needs. The small backyard barn owner most likely does not have the same security issues that a large, multi-acre, multi-horse, equine operation may have.
Your insurance agent may be able to provide you with information...