Kier Environment protects fleet after vehicle was ‘entered by force’

Kier Environmental have chosen VT Ident to protect their vehicles

Kier Environmental have chosen VT Ident to protect their vehicles from theft after a member of public tried to “enter vehicle with force”.

Head of fleet and plant for Kier Environmental Darren Judd is responsible for the 750 heavy vehicles operating across the country and approached Vision Techniques for a security solution after two events that highlighted their need for safety measures.

“One of these events involved a member of the public entering a vehicle by force and trying to drive our vehicle,” said Judd.

“We needed something to safeguard staff and property from the threat of vehicle theft but ultimately the public safety was decisive reason for Ident.”

He required technology that isolated the ability to drive the vehicle without authorised access whilst keeping the rear machinery operational, even when the cab is unattended, remaining safe on public roads.

“We looked at systems that use proximity detection but if tags are left in the vehicle they circumvent the security.

"Ident was the only security system that guarantees vehicle lockdown when the driver is away from the cab, this was the major factor in choosing this system,” said Judd.

“It was an easy decision to make because if unauthorised access to our vehicles does occur there’s a significant liability for us.

"Our ultimate goal is public and staff safety and Ident is a genuinely viable control system that does what it’s supposed to do. The benefits are definitely outweighed by the cost outlay.”

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