Datatag: the art of identification

CESAR Construction Security and Registration Theft Deterrent System

CESAR - The Official Scheme

Plant theft is an estimated £1 million per week headache for the construction industry and its insurers. (approximate figures)

For the first time the industry has united behind one official construction equipment security and registration scheme. The scheme is CESAR, the premier initiative against equipment theft.

To combat theft and aid recovery CESAR combines:

The triangular CESAR registration plate has become the industry standard with support from local authorities, leading contractors, hire companies, the police, insurers and finance companies.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) fully support the scheme along with other stakeholders including:

The chosen delivery partner for the official CESAR scheme is Datatag ID Ltd.

See below a range of different CESAR Construction and Attachment System Technology we provide to keep your property safe:

ID Plate Triangle


Unique Plant Identification Plate

These tamper-proof plates carry a unique plant identification number ensuring that your property can be tracked and returned in the event of theft. Datatag will take legal action against any copying or unauthorized production of these unique ID plates that contain Datatag's world wide registered trademark.

Glass Tag


Glass Tag Transponders

This transponder is roughly the size of a grain of rice and can be easily installed. It contains a unique code number which is permanently programmed into it’s integrated circuit. The number cannot be altered or deleted.




A superior microdot identifi cation system developed for ease of use. The Datadots can be applied to any surface, thus making it virtually impossible for the criminals to locate and remove them all.



Datatag DNA

Is a unique chemical DNA solution. Each piece of plant or machinery will be protected with an invisible unique DNA code. Criminals will have to be confi dent they have removed every molecule of Datatag DNA.

HQ UV UltraDestruct Label


High Quality Ultra Destruct Labels

These unique tamper evident asset management, ultra destruct warning labels can be used in many markets and feature a unique number which uses stealth UV etching. This unique number is permanently etched even if the label is damaged or removed.

UV Etching


UV Etching

The unique invisible UV etching system form a major part of the risk deterrent and subsequent identification.

Self Adhesive Tag


Self-Adhesive Tag

This flexible self-adhesive transponder contains a unique code number which is permanently programmed into its integrated circuit. The number cannot be altered or deleted and is impervious to attack by electric shock and magnetic waves.







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