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Medieval solutions to combat modern crime

To protect their crops and keep criminals off their land, an increasing number of farmers are bolstering modern security measures with medieval methods seen centuries ago.

When used in conjunction with the latest technology, traditional security can be extremely effective, particularly for keeping away thieves who no longer fear being caught on CCTV, or who have the skills to overcome electronic security systems.

Examples of Medieval measures being adopted:

  • Earth banks and ditches. Last used to protect medieval manors, earth works are being installed along field boundaries to stop criminals driving 4x4s onto farmland.
  • Reinforced gates. To protect entrances to farmyards from ram raids.
  • Protective animals. Animals such as geese and dogs still provide a useful low-tech alarm system, just as they did hundreds of years ago.

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