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BMW Motorrad UK appoints Datatag to offer additional security on new motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has joined forces with Datatag, the country's leading provider of security marking solutions, to give BMW motorcycle owners an additional level of theft protection and peace of mind. Read More

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COMBINED INDUSTRIES THEFT SOLUTIONS (CITS) QUANTIFY EQUIPMENT THEFT

The total cost of theft in the UK is up to £3 billion every year according to Combined Industries Theft Solutions (CITS) who have gleaned the figure from insurance industry estimates. This figure includes the cost of replacements, the cost of repairing damage and processing claims. Read More

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COMBINED INDUSTRIES THEFT SOLUTIONS (CITS) TACKLE MULTI-BILLION POUND CRIME WAVE

It's a fact that in the current economic climate, theft is on the increase and the police are unable to cope. Cars, vans, trucks, and motorbikes have always been a target for professional and opportunistic thieves and in the past decade construction and agricultural equipment has been a common target with over 500 machines stolen every month from farms and construction sites up and down the UK. More recently, thieves have turned their attention to fuel oil, diesel, petrol and metal of all types. The total cost of theft is an imponderable but insurance industry estimates put the total cost of theft in the UK at up to £3 billion every year. Read More

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NEW HOLLAND ADOPT CESAR FOR T6 AND T7 RANGES

Full-line equipment manufacturer New Holland has announced that it will be fitting CESAR security systems as standard to machines manufactured in its Basildon, Essex plant from January 2012. Machines to be equipped and registered with CESAR, which acts as a powerful deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid in recovery, include the award-winning T6 and T7 series tractors destined for the UK. Read More

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A-PLANT IMPLANTS DATATAG 4X4 SECURITY SYSTEM IN 4X4

A-Plant, one of the UK's largest plant, tool, and equipment hire companies, has had a Datatag 4x4 security system fitted to one of its fleet of Ford Ranger service and delivery vehicles. A-Plant hire a vast range of non-operated equipment, from power tools, cement mixers and accommodation units to excavators, compressors, scissor lifts and other types of equipment for industry and construction and the Ford Rangers are used with trailers to deliver equipment to A-Plant customers. Read More

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DATATAG TACKLE INCREASING CRIME WITH A COMPREHENSIVE NEW SOLUTION - 'TOTAL SITE PROTECTION'

Theft is estimated to cost the construction industry over £3 million every week. Datatag ID Limited, the power behind the world's most successful equipment security and registration scheme-CESAR, is tackling the issue of increased thefts in construction with the launch, at the Infrastructure Show (NEC Birmingham October 17-19), of a comprehensive new solution called 'total site protection'. Read More

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DATATAG TACKLE INCREASING RURAL CRIME WITH A COMPREHENSIVE NEW SOLUTION - 'TOTAL FARM PROTECTION'

Rural crime cost UK famers £50 million in 2010, according to a survey conducted by NFU Mutual, up 17% on 2009. The top five most stolen items are tools, quad bikes, tractors, oil and diesel, and metal. The number of tractor theft claims dealt with by NFU Mutual rose by 8% in 2010, whilst the cost of claims increased by a massive 21% reflecting the trend for thieves to steal high value tractors. The police report that most tractor thefts are by organised gangs with equipment 'stolen to order' for export to Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Read More

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DATATAG DEFEND THE 4 X 4 WITH DEVON

Datatag ID Limited, a leader in security marking and registration, has today announced the appointment of Devon 4x4 as an official installer of Datatag vehicle security kits. Owned and managed by husband and wife team Simon and Liz Buck Devon 4x4 is a specialist 4x4 vehicle company, offering a complete range of services, accessories, and spares for owners and enthusiasts of all makes of 4x4 and off-road vehicles. Read More

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INDUSTRY LEADERS DATATAG AND TRACKER ANNOUNCE SECURITY PARTNERSHIP

TRACKER, the UK leader in stolen vehicle recovery, was appointed in May by Datatag, on behalf of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), as a service provider for CESAR - the official construction and agricultural equipment security and registration scheme. Read More

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DATATAG RAISES FUNDS FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Datatag, the power behind the official UK plant security and registration scheme CESAR and sponsor of Michael Caine in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, raised hundreds of pounds for the Help for Heroes Charity at the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) AGM by donating 2 VIP hospitality tickets to the Brands Hatch round of the British Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup. Read More

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DYNODAZE FITTING DATATAG CAR SECURITY SYSTEM TO COMBAT CAR THEFT

Organized gangs of car thieves are now targeting specialised, modified, and high performance cars as the demand for their spare parts is high, especially 'universal' models that were sold across the globe. Once stolen the cars, which are often someone's 'pride and joy', are quickly stripped and sold for spares over the internet. Read More

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DATATAG IN THE FAST LANE

Datatag, the market leading security products provider, and the power behind the official UK plant security and registration scheme CESAR, has entered the exciting world of motor sport as a sponsor of Michael Caine (car number 2) in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Read More

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CESAR DRAWS A CROWD IN LAS VEGAS

Construction equipment theft is a growing problem in the USA. Insurance sources say theft costs construction companies up to $1 billion per year in lost assets. Professional thieves see construction equipment theft as a low-risk, high-reward opportunity. Typically, the risk of being caught is low because equipment is difficult to trace and is often located on remote, unsecured jobsites. Read More

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CESAR ROLLS INTO LAS VEGAS

Datatag, the market leading security products provider and the power behind the official UK plant security and registration scheme-CESAR, is using the giant Conexpo exhibition (Las Vegas March 22-26) to introduce the CESAR equipment security and registration scheme to interested parties in the USA. Datatag will target equipment manufacturers, trade associations, and the insurance industry during the 5 day show. Read More

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VOLVO MINIS CESAR® MARKED

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that 4 of its range of mini- excavators will be protected with CESAR security and registration. Construction machines are now 4 times more likely to be stolen than a car in the UK and mini-excavators are the most commonly stolen type, with over 800 stolen in the past 2 years, and so the move is a logical one! Read More

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GEHL SKID-STEER LOADERS ADOPT CESAR®

Visitors to this year's LAMMA show (Newark showground February 19th & 20th) will be the first to see Gehl skid-steer machines with a CESAR security and registration plate after an announcement, last week, that Manitou UK Limited has adopted CESAR for its range of Gehl branded skid-steer loaders. Read More

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VALTRA JOIN CESAR IN 2011

Finnish based Valtra is the latest leading brand to announce that it is to fit CESAR security and registration to its tractors sold in the UK. Valtra, part of the AGCO group, is the leading tractor manufacturer in the Nordic countries. Valtra can trace its roots back to 1832. Today's Valtra tractors represent the culmination of two traditions: Finland's Valmet and Sweden's Volvo BM. Read More

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CESAR HOT AT LAMMA IN THE COLD

The cold did not put off the hardy farming community which flocked to this year's LAMMA show (Newark showground February 19th & 20th). Record crowds visited to see an array of expensive farming machinery. Read More

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CO-OPERATIVE FARMS EMBRACE CESAR

The Co-operative farms around 50,000 acres of land in England and Scotland and has over 100 years of farming expertise, having been farming since 1896 when it bought its first farm to grow potatoes for its shops. Read More

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CESAR® GROWS ITS PRODUCT RANGE AT LAMMA (STAND G57)

The CESAR stand at LAMMA is in the 'green zone', adjacent to Hall 8, stand G57. As well as showing the benefits of the full CESAR kit and compact CESAR the stand will feature the innovative Lincolnshire Police John Deere tractor that is used to raise awareness of rural crime. Hot on the heels of a record year CESAR heads to LAMMA set to announce a new 'compact CESAR' for smaller equipment. Read More

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ON YOUR BIKE !

South Tyneside College students and staff are being urged to claim free bike security devices to avoid being taken for a ride by thieves. Read More

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CESAR HEADS TO EUROPE

The adoption of CESAR as the official European wide equipment security and registration scheme took a step forward this week after a Europol conference at New Scotland yard. The conference, organised by the Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU), was attended by 25 delegates from across Europe including Italy, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, and Serbia. Read More

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CESAR HEADS TO TILLAGE AND SALTEX

CESAR, the official agricultural equipment security and registration scheme, will be exhibiting at two important shows in the next few weeks. The first of the two shows is the three day Institute of Groundsmanship SALTEX held at the Windsor racecourse from Tuesday September 7th and the second the AEA organised Tillage 2011 which this year will be held near Lincoln on Tuesday September 14th. Read More

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THAMES VALLEY POLICE BOOST CESAR FITMENTS

Thames Valley Police has launched a new plant and rural crime reduction initiative involving CESAR, the official equipment security and registration scheme. The initiative is aimed at reducing the theft of expensive agricultural and construction equipment in the area. In the 6 months from December 2009 there have been 115 incidents of tractor and plant theft in the Thames Valley area. Read More

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LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE LAND ROVER DISCOVERY

The Lincolnshire Police 'Auto Crimes' unit are showing their support for the CESAR scheme by promoting the official equipment security and registration scheme on one of their police vehicles- a Land Rover Discovery. Read More

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CESAR 'FINGERPRINT' LEADS TO THE RECOVERY OF 3 STOLEN MACHINES FROM POLAND

3 stolen machines are on their way back to the UK thanks to their unique CESAR 'fingerprint' and Datatag technology. Police in Poland suspected that 2 JCB Telescopic handlers and a JCB Backhoe were stolen, but as the thieves had removed every single trace of identity and 'cloned' the machines with a new identity; the police could not prove it. Read More

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BALFOUR BEATTY PROTECT NEW FLEET WITH CESAR

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, one of the UK's leading utility solutions providers, has specified CESAR to protect a fleet of 30 John Deere tractors. The new machines, supplied by Agricultural Industrial Services (AIS) Limited of Sudbury Derbyshire, will work on electricity distribution projects in remote locations. An approved technician, from Pirtek Derby, fitted CESAR to the machines at Balfour Beatty's Raynesw. Read More

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CESAR® MUCH IN EVIDENCE AT CEREALS 2010

The 2010 Cereals exhibition was held in blustery conditions near Cambridge June 9th & 10th. CESAR, the only official security and registration scheme for construction and agricultural equipment, was much in evidence with CESAR plates on many of the market leading exhibits including machines from John Deere, Case-IH, Caterpillar, Manitou, and McCormick Landini. Read More

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JCB ROLL-OUT WITH CESAR® AT CEREALS

JCB, the world renowned manufacturer, announced in April 2010 that it was to fit the CESAR security and registration system to all its agricultural machines sold in the UK and now machines are rolling off the production lines fully protected. This includes the range of JCB Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels, Robot skid-steer loaders, and the high-speed Fastrac tractors. Read More

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CASE IH ADOPT CESAR® TO PROTECT DEMONSTRATION FLEET

Case IH, the leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has just fitted CESAR® to its fleet of demonstration tractors to protect them from theft. The sizable fleet, which regularly works across the length and breadth of the UK, includes Puma, Maxxum, and Magnum models up to 335 h.p. Read More

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CESAR® SPONSORED POLICE UNIT GET THEIR FIRST CONVICTION

Two plant thieves are starting prison sentences after a successful prosecution by the CESAR sponsored specialist Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit of the Met Police. Read More

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TREE SURGEON FOILS THIEVES AND TURNS TO CESAR® & DATATAG

A Wakefield tree surgeon foiled thieves who attempted to steal his Timberwolf woodchipper from a site in Wakefield. Simon Roberts jumped out of an apple tree and confronted the would-be thieves who were in the process of loading his £9,000 machine onto their Transit pick-up truck. Shocked at his approach the two men attempted to pass of their actions 'as a joke'. Read More

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FINNING ADOPT CESAR® TO SAFEGUARD CAT® CUSTOMER MACHINES

Finning, the UK's sole supplier of Caterpillar® equipment, has today announced that it will fit the official CESAR plant registration and security system to all new Caterpillar machines that it supplies from March 1st 2010. Read More

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POLICE OPERATION UTAH RESULTS IN PROSECUTIONS AFTER VEHICLE AND PLANT CHECKS IN MIDLANDS

A joint operation by the police forces of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands, under the banner of operation Utah, was hailed a success by senior officers after it resulted in over 30 prosecutions for a variety of vehicle related offences. The operation centred on Tamworth and Stoke-on-Trent with over 100 vehicles stopped from the M42, A5, A50 and A500 during the day. Read More

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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS TEAM TRAINED FOR CESAR® AFTERMARKET FITMENT

The first technicians trained on behalf of the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) have completed their training to install the official CESAR system on agricultural equipment. This first group of technicians from the North, South, East and West will provide the initial countrywide coverage for aftermarket fitment. Read More

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