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Security firm says rise in drive-offs results in more interest in unmanned fuel stations

A recent spike in drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations, according to Metro Security, which provides technology that integrates CCTV and ANPR for both kiosk-driven and pay-at-pump service areas.

Metro Security sees rise in interest from unmanned stations

A recent spike in drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations, according to Metro Security, which provides technology that integrates CCTV and ANPR for both kiosk-driven and ‘pay-at-the-pump’ service areas.

Making them pay

At a time when fuel theft is not always taken that seriously by the police, it was interesting to read a report in last month's Sunderland Echo which said police deployed a helicopter in their hunt for fuel thieves. Northumbria Police said a fuel theft was reported by a forecourt in South Hetton Road near Hetton. They subsequently chased a black Ranger Rover, which they believed was connected to the incident and were aided by the force's helicopter. The car was found crashed into a wall and the two men inside had legged it.

Valli Forecourts area manager Waqas Aslam
Valli Forecourts area manager Waqas Aslam
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Cracking down on crime

Crime has long been the scourge of the forecourt sector with criminals driving off without paying for fuel, and robbers preying on sites open late at night, but the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have highlighted a threat the sector faces in common with all other businesses.

Fighting back

Forecourt crime is a major drain on the sector's finances. Previous surveys have put the cost at more than £30m a year and BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate) is finalising the results of its latest forecourt crime survey and intends to publish them later in the summer.

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West Midlands136.16141.67131.24
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