Arc’s eagle eyed CCTV operators help catch solar farm thieves

Arc Monitoring has assisted Hampshire police in arresting suspected thieves of panels at a solar farm in Overton, Hampshire.Operators at Arc Monitoring’s Remote Visual Response Centre had been liaising closely with the British Solar Renewables’ Operation and Maintenance team who manage the 3.7MW solar farm, as it was suspected intruders were scoping out the site. Arc Monitoring’s standard operating procedures ensured police were notified immediately the thieves were seen breaking in.

A criminal investigation is now underway after four men were arrested following the break-in on 2nd  November, 2017 according to an article in Solar Power Portal. Police officers quickly responded to the report of the break-in and followed a transit-style van leaving the scene which then led to a man being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary. Three other men were arrested in connection with the incident the following day.

As an NSI Gold Category II accredited Remote Video Response Centre, Arc Monitoring is the UK’s leading provider of alarm response services to the solar farm sector. Peace of mind comes with knowing that Arc Monitoring will help you detect thieves and vandals attempting to enter your facility which may contain many thousands of valuable high tech solar panels.

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