AgSense this week announced improved theft monitoring tools on all its 2014 Field Commander products.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, copper theft is rising – it cost victims over $1 billion in 2013. The new unit allows producers to curb this problem with better theft protection tools combined with monitoring options for pivot systems.
"Because pivots are typically in remote locations, they have become a big target for copper thieves," said Steve Sveum, AgSense vice president of sales and marketing. "It can take thieves less than 20 minutes to gather thousands of feet of copper wire, which can cost the producer over $10,000. These producers work hard for their money and we're committed to protecting their investment."
The Field Commander has always included theft-monitoring capabilities as long as the pivot was powered. New models, however, provide protection when the unit is not powered, such as during power outages and the off-season.
"Enhanced theft monitoring is just the beginning," Sveum adds. "Our Field Commander provides this protection while also monitoring and controlling the pivot for irrigation purposes. It lets producers get everything from one device and with only one subscription to save money."
Theft protection is available on all 2014 Field Commander units and is included with any subscription level.
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