Datatag Recovery Bulletin – November 2017

November has been a busy month for the team at the Datatag 24/7 Contact Centre with calls coming in from both Police and members of the public all over the country – Devon and Cornwall to Scotland and the Ministry of Defence too!

And there have been a number of items both identified and recovered as a result – motorcycles, scooters, plant and personal watercraft.


West Mercia Police came across a JCB mini digger in a known chop shop and using knowledge gained from the Datatag training managed to identify the machine using the microscopic Datadots found in the CESAR System fitted as standard to all JCB’s. The mini digger is now on its way back to the insurance company.

The MET have been busy with one machine having caused an accident being identified as stolen on the database and the owner informed and a number of scooters found abandoned in woods and at the side of the road – all correctly identified within a few seconds by the Contact Centre.

Even members of the public have been getting involved with one calling in about an abandoned Kawasaki they felt was suspicious.  Again one quick call the Contact Centre revealed this bikes true identity and another successful recovery by Datatag.

Finally Leicestershire Police managed to identify a Ducati with an engine correctly identified as having been originally stolen from another bike.

Overall these stories show that Datatagged items are easily identified using Datatag technologies which is why so many companies and industries trust us to protect their assets. CESAR, MASTER and Compass Schemes now protect nearly 500,000 items and more are added each and every day.

Datatag – protecting the things you value.