Datatag had a great first day at the IAATI UK conference held at Loughborough university.

Datatag MD Kevin Howells gave a very informative overview on the current bike and scooter crime happening in all major UK cities. The two day IAATI event is a great networking opportunity, allowing a partnership approach as all leading security and law enforcement agency’s come together.


The United Kingdom Branch of the International Association Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI UK) is a not for profit association of vehicle specialists, acting across the many disciplines, locally nationally and internationally. It is a membership organisation not registered for VAT. Its constitution can be downloaded from on the Membership webpage – click here.

IAATI UK is a strategic player in the vehicle crime arena and works with law enforcement agencies and industry tackling organised vehicle crime. IAATI UK has purposefully positioned itself to be a strategic player in the arena of vehicle crime, partnering with trusted organisations who are service providers in intelligence, enforcement, prevention, and disruption activities. We aim to make the work of the vehicle criminal harder, and ultimately, denying them the use of the road. This brings together, Government Agencies, Policing, Local Authorities, Insurers, Manufacturers and After Market suppliers, all playing a part in achieving a reduction in Vehicle Crime.

We recognise that ‘traditional’ vehicle crime, such as theft of or from vehicles is no longer regarded as a policing priority by most forces. However, the use of vehicles in acquisitive crimes, such as burglary, supporting serious and organised crime, and potential links to terrorist offences cannot be overlooked.  Electronic theft methods are increasingly being employed by Organised Criminal Gangs and the industry and vehicle security suppliers are working hard to combat this serious threat.