Vectec system provides fuel theft detection and alerts

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Fuel theft is becoming a bigger issue for organisations that hold bulk fuel stocks. Criminals are more organised, to the extent that they are using tankers in their raids, instead of drums.

It is not just the cost of the fuel stolen that hurts but also the cost of cleaning up any ensuing spillage. This is especially relevant for coach and bus companies whose sites are in remote locations and cannot justify twenty four hour security.

Buckinghamshire based Vectec Ltd has discussed the issue with its customers and come up with an attractive solution. This is a contents gauge capable of monitoring up to four tanks simultaneously.

The device is internet connected and transmits the readings at regular intervals. Where theft / product loss detection is required this interval can be set as low as five minutes.

When the server receiving tank readings detects a level change outside parameters set by the customer, it generates email and text alerts to nominated addresses / numbers. The text message function can transmit to a local device near the tank which will sound alarms, switch on lights or video cameras.

Additionally the system allows the user to monitor fuel stocks remotely on a PC, tablet or Smartphone. Low stock alerts can be generated at predetermined levels.

The device has a local display the delivery driver can use to check the tank contents before making a delivery. It can monitor Adblue, tank bunds and there is an ATEX version available for explosive liquids. It has optional relay outputs for connection to a building management system.

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