The Official Motorcycle and Scooter Tagged Equipment Registration Security Scheme
Approximately 26,000 motorcycles are stolen each year in the UK and the majority of them are less than 3 years old. These are often stripped and rebuilt around genuine frames and as such recovery rates are low, with the Police unable to prove ownership beyond doubt. For the first time the industry has united behind one official security and registration scheme to combat this problem.
Datatag ID is a privately owned British company based in Chertsey in Surrey and the UK's leading asset marking company. Previously a subsidiary of the Mitsui Corporation of Japan, Datatag was conceived in 1992 as a way to combat high levels of motorcycle crime in the early 1990's.
Datatag technologies have been approved by Thatcham under their strict new TQA Scheme. Information is stored on Datatag's secure database - accessible 24/7 and which is both Home Office and ACPO Police Secure accredited and has full LPS (Loss Protection Standard) 1224 accreditation. Datatag use a 24/ 7 - 365 UK call centre to deal professionally and efficiently with Police, Customer and Industry enquiries.
Datatag is also a "Secured by Design" company an initiative supported by the Home Office and ACPO crime prevention initiatives. Datatag also provides the technology and secure data management for the Official Marking Scheme for Plant and Agricultural Machinery - the CESAR Scheme (www.cesarscheme.org) which is supported by the majority of plant and machinery manufacturers.
Datatag also provides the technology and secure data management for the Personal Watercraft (www.pwpuk.org) industry in the UK commonly known as "Jet Ski's®", which is supported by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association. Datatag offer security marking kits for all machines with specific scooter and motorcycle kits available to all second hand machine owners and buyers. Datatag have provided millions of Datatag's and protect a vast array of property from bonsai trees, gas boilers, bicycles, trailers, caravans, cars, laptops etc.
More information available on the Datatag website: www.datatag.co.uk