Equine Tack System


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Equine Tack Security System

Tech Overview: Datadots® | RFID Transponders

Theft of saddles has risen sharply over the last few months with many livery yards being cleaned out overnight by increasingly audacious thieves.

Datatag provides a simple to fit electronic 'finger print' for your saddle together with a warning decal for the tack room.

Unlike some similar systems on the market, Datatag uses a transponder that is resistant to the crush and shear that occurs in a saddle and benefits from the comprehensive infrastructure of Police scanners to support the Datatag system.

The Datatag Equine Tack system marks up to three saddles (all registered to one keeper/owner) and other items of tack with our unique Datadots® and DNA.

Datatag is easy and quick to install at home with no special tools needed. Alternatively you can use your local saddler to install it for you.

Datatag also has a system available to manufacturers for horsebox trailers. Various manufacturers already offer Datatag as standard such as Ifor Williams, Fautras, Rice, Wessex and Pegasus and is an optional extra with Indespension and Brian James.

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Datatag Equine Tack System

Equine Tack Technology

Equine Saddle Theft Data

In addition to targeting farmers and rural homeowners, NFU Mutual claims data suggests thieves are also targeting horse owners and equestrian businesses as tack and horseboxes top the wish list for equestrian items. The theft of tack and horseboxes accounted for 60% of all equine-related theft during 2011 with hay and feed coming in as the second most targeted items at 13%.

Carriage-driving equipment, trailers, horses and electric fencing are also popular targets with an average claim cost of £4,700 – more than triple the cost in 2010.

There have also been reports of thieves operating at shows and stealing tack and personal belongings; only recently, £16,000 of tack was stolen from competitors at the Blue Chip Championships at Hartpury in Gloucestershire.

Source: NFU Mutual / www.farminglife.com


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 all your valuable 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.

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