A sudden-loss alarm system has helped to foil two intruders who siphoned off around 10,000 litres of diesel from Forest Lane Service Station, on the A614 near Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

The site was closed when the theft occurred but an alarm connected to its Veeder-Root TLS-350 tank monitoring system tipped off the key holder, and when police arrived they caught the thieves in the act and the diesel was recovered.

Rick Bardsley, product manager environmental systems Europe at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, said: "The Veeder-Root TLS-350 tank monitoring system can provide many useful features in addition to the standard inventory monitoring and leak detection functions.

"One key area that is becoming increasingly relevant is theft detection. Our customers often use the TLS-350 to guard fuel stocks when their sites are closed."

The TLS can be connected to the on-site alarm system, which in turn can notify staff and law enforcement that a potential theft is in progress, or Gilbarco Veeder-Root also offers a remote monitoring service.

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