Official CESAR Scheme

Plant and agricultural machinery theft is an estimated £1 million a week headache for the construction & agricultural industry and its insurers.*

The CESAR Scheme was established in 2008 and the industry has united behind this official construction and agricultural equipment security and registration scheme - the premier initiative to combat equipment theft.

To combat theft and aid recovery CESAR combines:
State of the art Datatag ID technology
Overt and covert deterrents
A low one off cost to protect your machine for life
A secure and accredited dedicated 24/7 UK Secure Contact Centre

The triangular CESAR registration plate has become the industry standard identification mark with support from local authorities, leading contractors, the farming community, hire companies, the police, insurers and finance companies.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) fully support the scheme along with other stakeholders including: Leading equipment manufacturers, importers and dealers, The Home Office, The police, Plant hire companies, Trade associations, Major insurers.

The chosen delivery partner for the official CESAR Scheme is Datatag ID Ltd.

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What IS CESAR? - Watch the video

CESAR - A unique layered approach to crime prevention and asset identification

CESAR Scheme Twitter Feed

Executive Hire Show 2023

Datatag ID the power behind the official CESAR Scheme will exhibit at the unmissable Executive Hire Show (EHS) on stand K9 on the 8th and 9th of February at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry.

Recent Recovery

CESAR Recovery


The owners of this Takeuchi mini excavator thought that they would never see their machine again after it was stolen back in 2016 - but thanks to the @KingsLynnPolice, @CESARscheme, @DatatagID & @NaVCIS the mini excavator was recovered.

  • Oxford, UK
  • November 2022
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Other Recoveries / Identified

The Construction & Agricultural Equipment Security and Registration Scheme