Derbyshire Constabulary, in an innovative initiative, are promoting the CESAR scheme which acts as a powerful deterrent against equipment theft and an invaluable aid in recovery. The initiative, organised by PC Sarah Sims, saw Derbyshire officers and staff from Datatag, the company behind the CESAR scheme, promoting ‘good practice’ at the busy Bakewell livestock market, Monday January 9th. This exercise will be repeated on the next 3 market days, Monday January 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Equipment theft from British farms is a huge problem with the NFU Mutual reporting that thefts have increased to £49.7 million a year. Professional and opportunistic thieves prey on farmers who leave equipment unattended or in unsafe circumstances. The police actively encourage farmers to take sensible precautions to safeguard their equipment.

CESAR, the only official equipment security and registration scheme in the UK, was launched into agriculture at Tillage in September 2009, after endorsement from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), the distinctive triangular registration plate is now a familiar sight on British farms. Now, just 27 months later, the number of cumulative machine registrations has topped 70,000 units, of which 32,000 machines are working in British agriculture, making CESAR the most successful scheme of its type anywhere in the world.

CESAR, which is fitted as standard by leading manufacturers including New Holland, John Deere, JCB, and Manitou, can protect all types of agricultural equipment from mowers and quad bikes to high-horsepower tractors and combines. Equipment fitted with CESAR can attract insurance premium discounts of up to 12.5% from leading insurers including NFU Mutual.

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Date Created: 19/01/2012

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