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Datatag and the official equipment security scheme CESAR were part of a select group of suppliers to join AGCO at the NEC for the 3 day ‘Discover AGCO’ exhibition.

Demonstrating their commitment to the farming industry, AGCO put on their biggest and best show yet at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. This major event showcased the largest display of AGCO machinery and equipment that has ever been brought together for the UK and Ireland, with a program of interesting and informative seminars, the ultimate AGCO dealership, in partnership with many complimentary suppliers, the Discover AGCO experience, and last but not least the AGCO Shop.

Datatag’s crime prevention specialists were kept busy with farmers keen to know what they can do to minimise the risk of theft. AGCO, along with many other leading manufacturers, fit CESAR as standard which reduces the risk of equipment theft by a factor of 4!

CESAR has had a marked impact on equipment theft, as new statistics just released by London's Metropolitan Police unit PANIU show. Equipment theft, in the full year 2013, is down by 46% since 2010. In 2010 4,464 construction and agricultural machines were stolen in the UK, many 'stolen to order' and shipped abroad. In 2013 total thefts dropped to 2,394, a fall of 46%. Thefts year on year were reported as being 11% down, showing the strong trend.

The Met Police specialist unit PANIU (Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) say that improvements to equipment security by manufacturers and the increasing use of telematics systems have played their part in reducing crime. But the biggest contributor, not only over the past 3 years, is the CESAR scheme.

Date Created: 27/02/2014

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