Construction

Construction Security System

Tech Overview: TE ID Labels | Datadots® with DNA | RFID Transponders

Identification of stolen construction plant has now been made easier with CESAR.

Since launched in 2007 construction equipment theft has markedly reduced, by over 60%, but remains a significant issue for the construction industry with construction equipment worth over £60m stolen in 2017 alone.

CESAR acts as a significant deterrent against theft due to it's almost unbeatable layers of security marking technologies and as an invaluable aid to recovery. CESAR marked machines are more than twice as likely to be recovered as unmarked equipment.

  • State of the art Datatag ID technology
  • Visible and covert markings - a real deterrent.
  • No annual fees - invest just once in marking and registering your equipment for life.
  • A secure and accredited dedicated 24/7 UK Secure Contact Centre
  • Over 275,000 machines are now registered and protected with the CESAR Scheme.
  • Potential for lower insurance premiums of up to 20% and reduced excesses - CESAR is approved by all major insurers.
  • Quick police access to the CESAR database - providing an instant trace on stolen equipment via Datatag's UK 24/7 Secure Contact Centre.
  • Recognition by local and national government agencies - easier to get your equipment authorised to work on major construction sites.
  • No recovery fees for stolen vehicles and plant.
  • The first industry-wide official scheme - backed by the Plant Theft Action Group.
  • CESAR is supported by the Home Office and the National Police Chief
CESAR Scheme Support

What Is CESAR Video

CESAR Construction System

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FAQs

CESAR is made up of state of the art Datatag technologies including the now iconic triangular tamper evident ID plates, Datatadots®, RFID Transponders and forensic Datatag DNA with UV trace. Once a machine is fitted with CESAR it is practically impossible to hide its true identity and in the unlikely event of a theft the police have 24/7 access to the database through the secure contact centre which enables them to positively identify the stolen machine and recover it back to its rightful owner.
This uniquely numbered triangular tamper evident ID plate gives each piece of equipment it's own unique identity. Datatag will take legal action against any copying or unauthorised production of these unique ID plates that contain Datatag's world wide registered trademark.
Datadots are transparent microscopic plastic discs (less than 1mm in diameter) printed with a unique alpha numeric code and listing Datatag's telephone number. There are hundreds within the system and they are applied in hidden places all over the vehicle. Only one is required to prove ownership therefore a thief would have to be 100% confident that they had found and removed every single one to avoid detection and prosecution.
No, these unique electronic transponders contain no 'working' parts and therefore neither wear out or need servicing. They are powered by, or "wake up", only when interrogated by the special Datatag scanners provided to the Police.
Since 1992, Datatag has distributed thousands of their scanners free of charge to all UK Police Forces including some in Europe to help combat crime and identify stolen property.
Yes, Datatag are accredited to the strictest database standards including ISO:9001 and LPS 1224 (The recognised standard for database security) and are a "Police Preferred Specification - Secured by Design" company accredited and supported by NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and the Home Office. Datatag do not share confidential data with anyone unless for security reasons - we may occasionally communicate with customers to keep information up to date, something which is critical in the fight against crime.
The Datatag membership is transferable, and for a small re-registration fee, the new keeper can have their name and address added to the secure Datatag database.
Please advise the Police immediately, then contact Datatag quoting your membership number and the crime report number the Police have given you, and we will flag a warning against your vehicle on our database.

The Construction & Agricultural Equipment Security and Registration Scheme