Scooter / Moped System

Scooter / Moped Security System

Tech Overview: UV Etch | Datadots® | RFID Transponders

During the last few years scooter sales have grown massively as more and more people have grown tired of sitting in their cars in traffic jams, or got fed up waiting for expensive and unreliable public transport.

Unfortunately this boom in scooter sales has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the theft of scooters. Physical security devices can help protect your scooter to an extent, but professional thieves are not always deterred by locks and alarms. Given that scooters are relatively light they can be lifted into the back of a van and taken away in seconds - and we mean seconds!

The best way to prevent your scooter being stolen in the first place is to have Datatag fitted when you buy the machine. The Datatag electronic anti-theft system consists of tiny transponders that are hidden in your scooter, as well as Datadot® microdots and other identification technology. This multi-layered identification system enables the Police to identify the true owner of any Datatagged scooter, even if the number plate and identification numbers have been removed or changed.

Datatag has a fantastic success rate, and criminals are well aware that the CPS has never lost a court case in which Datatag has been used in evidence. As soon as thieves see the Datatag warning decals on your motorcycle they will usually leave it well alone and go looking for an easier target.

Available from all good scooter and motorcycle dealers, Datatag is the UK's leading electronic theft deterrent that's inexpensive and built to last the lifetime of your scooter.

Datatag has been fitted to literally thousands of Yamahas, Piaggios, Vespas, Gileras and MBKs. There are no annual fees, and when you come to sell your scooter you'll find that the Datatag registration can be transferred to the new owner.

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FAQs

Most scooters/mopeds are stolen to order by professional criminals. Even the latest alarms, immobilisers, tracking systems, chains and locks do not always deter criminals although the more measures you take - the better. It's therefore essential that all scooters/mopeds are protected and registered with a Datatag security system. This is because the majority of machines stolen are stripped down into parts and sold off separately or the parts are used to build up another scooter/moped which is then sold on complete, but cloned, to an unsuspecting buyer. Criminals know it's virtually impossible to defeat the multi-layered Datatag system and as such Datatagged assets become too risky.
The UV "stealth" etchings protect and deter theft of valuable fairings. The benefits of using UV etching is that the unique code and Datatag's 24/7 contact details are still permanently etched into the panels and fairings but now, because they are only visible under ultra violet light, don't deface the appearance of the scooter/moped - a perfect combination.
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 all over the vehicle. 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.
No, these unique electronic transponders contain no 'working' parts and therefore neither wear out or need servicing. They are powered by, or "wake up", only when interrogated by the special Datatag scanners provided to the Police.
Since 1992, Datatag has distributed thousands of their scanners free of charge to all UK Police Forces including some in Europe to help combat crime and identify stolen property.
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.
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