Caravan / Motorhome System

Caravan / Motorhome Security System

Tech Overview: Datadots® | RFID Transponders

Some 1600 touring caravans are stolen each year. The Datatag electronic identification system is designed to act as both a deterrent against theft and as a powerful way to recover in the event of a theft. The system is designed to be installed by the owner of the caravan or motor home. It is easy to install and an effective theft deterrent.

Installation of the Datatag security technologies gives the caravan or motor home a unique "fingerprint" that can be established, by the police or the insurance industry, in a number of different ways. The liquid DNA and Datadots® can be applied to the caravan contents, TVs or cookers for example. The unique identity is virtually impossible to remove, how ever hard a criminal may try.

All UK Police Forces have been equipped free of charge with thousands of special Datatag scanners that are specifically programmed to read the Datatag electronic transponders, which help the police to gain the upper hand and defeat criminals and their networks.

The main benefits for the police, compared to other tagging systems, is that with this new system they are already equipped with the scanners to conduct a roadside check and they can contact Datatag call centre at any time of day or night 365 days a year.

The police can establish the caravan or its contents true identity from the tamper evident registration number or the "electronic fingerprint" from the Datadots and forensic DNA even if the caravan has been modified or painted. All Datatag systems meet the "Secured by Design" standard, the Association of Chief Police Officers preferred specification for security marking.

Datatag Caravan / Motorhome System

Caravan / Motorhome Technology

Caravan / Motorhome Theft Data

Some 1,600 touring caravans are stolen each year.

As few as one in four of these caravans are ever recovered.* There are around a half a million touring caravans throughout the UK, some of which are over 30 years old. There are around 60 manufacturers of caravans throughout Europe, over 20 of which are based in the UK. Between them they produce nearly 600 different models each year, so identifying the make and model of a caravan can be difficult

* source ACPO (The Association of Chief Police Officers)

FAQs

No, the transponders contain no batteries or other service parts and will last for many decades.
Datatag supply scanners free of charge to Police Forces and other official bodies on demand. Thousands of scanners have now been issued and we continue to supply these.
Datadots are transparent microscopic plastic discs (less than 1mm in diameter) printed with a unique alpha numeric code and listing Datatag's telephone number. There are hundreds within the system and they are applied in hidden places on your property. Only one is required to prove ownership therefore a thief would have to be 100% confident that they had found and removed every single one to avoid detection and prosecution.
Yes, Datatag are accredited to the strictest database standards including ISO:9001 and LPS 1224 (The recognised standard for database security) and are a "Police Preferred Specification - Secured by Design" company accredited and supported by NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and the Home Office. Datatag do not share confidential data with anyone unless for security reasons - we may occasionally communicate with customers to keep information up to date, something which is critical in the fight against crime.
Yes, replacement parts are available to purchase directly from Datatag ID Ltd. Simply call Datatag Monday - Friday, 9am- 5pm on 03 450 700 440.
The Datatag membership is transferable, and for a small re-registration fee, the new keeper can have their name and address added to the secure Datatag database.
Please advise the Police immediately, then contact Datatag quoting your membership number and the crime report number the Police have given you, and we will flag a warning against your vehicle on our database.

Datatag - A unique layered approach to crime prevention and asset identification