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Total Site Protection by Datatag & The Official CESAR Scheme

Supervising a construction site is a very demanding job and crime prevention is often not a top priority. Yet the losses from theft and vandalism suffered by the construction industry are estimated to be around £1,200 million a year, over £3 million every week!

Construction sites are easy targets for thieves. Constant staff turnover means it is difficult to keep good security records and the high value of plant and equipment can lead to quick and easy profit for successful thieves. People working in the industry commit a proportion of construction site crime. This means that great responsibility rests with site supervisors. If they take a strong line on site security by making company policy clear to everyone, they can go a long way to reducing the problem. But until now there hasn’t really been an effective system for securing a site with both a deterrent effect and property marking

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 of a comprehensive new solution called ‘total site protection’.

Incorporating an array of high technology security marking devices including Radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponders, forensic liquid DNA, microscopic Datadots®, and, UV stealth etching technology the new Datatag ‘total site protection’ system can protect just about anything that thieves are likely to steal. This includes mini-excavators, telescopic handlers, backhoes, dipper and loader end attachments, all terrain vehicles, hand operated power tools, computers, surveying equipment, 4 x 4 vehicles, and trailers.

Construction equipment theft is a huge problem and thefts, by organised gangs, are on the increase. A survey, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Building in the UK, shows that over 63% of respondents have experienced theft from construction sites on a monthly basis. The survey identified that tools, small plant, and heavy plant are all at risk with the vast majority of respondents having first-hand experience of theft. The survey showed that tools (82.8%) and small plant (68.6%) are most at risk but that even heavy plant theft is common (28.8%).

The Datatag security marking system gives each piece of equipment a unique ‘fingerprint’ that thieves simply cannot remove. The ‘total site protection’ system acts as a powerful deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid in recovery. Datatag and CESAR are well known to criminals who regard marked equipment as ‘too hot to handle’.

The Datatag ‘total site protection’ system can protect any number of pieces of equipment and dozens of smaller items as the system incorporates a number of packages structured to protect specific types of equipment. The packages include:

All the above can be installed by a Datatag trained and CRB vetted technician.

The Datatag ‘total site protection’ system is convenient to install with a minimum of fuss. Datatag has a network of fully trained and CRB checked installers across the UK who can quickly protect a construction site’s valuable and critical equipment. Proof of ownership and the original registration documents are required for machines and vehicles protected under the CESAR scheme.

CESAR, the only official UK equipment security and registration scheme, became the most successful and widely used scheme in the world at the turn of the year after achieving 15,000 registrations in 2010 taking the cumulative figure to 40,000. Now, just 10 months later, CESAR has achieved another 25,000 registrations, bringing the total number of machine registrations to 65,000!

With crime on the increase, the deterrent effect of the Datatag ‘total site protection’ system is a sensible precaution to protect employees from the threat of theft and a sound business decision to minimise the risk of theft and the cost of the disruption caused by loosing an essential piece of equipment.

Can you afford to delay? Order your Total Site Protection System now direct from any of our participating Installers and protect your construction site and equipment TODAY!

Datatag Total Site Systems

datatag total farm systems

The Datatag systems incorporating an array of high technology security marking devices which can protect 4 x 4 vehicles, power and small tools, trailers, construction site valuables plus much more..

CESAR Total Site Systems

cesar total farm systems

The CESAR systems incorporating an array of high technology security marking devices which can protect backhoe loaders, telescopic handlers, mini excavators, dumpers, machinery attachments plus much more..

Recent News


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.



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