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EyeCap device prevents fuel theft

An electronic fuel cap device has been launched to counteract the ever expanding war on fuel theft.

The device, called EyeCap, was initially developed bespoke for a client but is now available for public purchase.

Richard Edwards, MD of RE-Tech UK said: “There is a whole range of anti-siphon devices on the market, which is the first step to a preventative strategy. However these devices have limitations. Some don’t prevent skimming on a regular basis of small amounts of diesel, some have huge holes or are easily accessible for small pipes, some even have structures that can be drilled, bent or forced to allow siphoning. Whilst they can initially be a deterent  They do not provide enough information to actually analyze  the situation and issue no warning to events as and when they happen, the problem is also extending to company employees, where there has been several reported cases of fuel theft by employees.

"If the EyeCap is tampered with or removed from the tank, or even when it senses a puncture in the tank, a real time signal is sent monitoring the date, time, duration and location. These details can be filtered through any tracking system with the functionality to report such events., which can, in turn,  trigger an alarm, CCTV, in-cab buzzers and/or even issue text/email alerts to your mobile or inbox.

"The tracking and CCTV aspect of the EyeCap is also vital for stamping out fuel theft by employees, as it could tell you whether the theft occurred whilst the driver should have been in the vehicle, or whether it would have been unmanned at that point."

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  • Ankit Jain - 29/07/2014 09:08

    We wish to have a system which can fix fuel theft issue . Problems faced are ​If diesel is stolen by siphoning or by taking out the fuel pump pipes Also if the driver has filled fuel 200 liters and he says 250 how is to be detected (explanation from driver : truck has given less average and hence consumed all)

  • Mike mcgarrigle - 28/02/2016 17:16

    I have just the solution for you that has only just been released. It will deal with all aspects of fuel theft from siphoning, skimming, overfilling from vehicle, bunkered fuel tank and fuel card violation. Please call me on 07970-749621 or 01761-451066

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