Datatag ID Limited, the power behind the official CESAR Scheme, has launched a new anti-theft system for small tools and equipment at this year’s CITS conference held at JCB world headquarters in Rocester called Micro CESAR.

Leading insurers, manufacturers and industry bodies have raised the issue of small tool theft and Micro CESAR is the response from the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), who initiated CESAR, and Datatag.

The Micro CESAR identity system, with Datatag technology including a unique RFID tag and a warning/registration label with an integrated QR code, will have the same effect that the CESAR Scheme has in deterring theft and assisting in recovery. CESAR, launched in 2007, has contributed to a 70+% reduction in the theft of large construction equipment since launched. Micro-CESAR is poised to make a similar impact protecting small construction and landscaping equipment such as power tools, cut-off saws, hand-held hydraulic breakers and compaction plates.

As an added bonus to many companies the technology in the Micro-CESAR system can also be used as a stock management tool helping companies track tools in and out of jobs and allowing users to easily access on line health and safety advice and user manuals through the unique QR code and mobile enabled Micro CESAR website.

The 8th annual Combined Industries Theft Solution (CITS) conference, ‘Small tools Big losses’ Was broad in scope with a range of specialist speakers covering the gamut of crime within the industry. It reflects the industry’s concern over the changing shape of equipment theft and it is the ideal venue to launch Micro CESAR to not only 200+ construction industry, plant and tool hire delegates, but also over 150 police officers and the trade press.