GPS Survey Equipment System

Agricultural GPS Survey Equipment Forensic Security Marking System

The UK's most trusted theft deterrent for your Agricultural GPS Survey Equipment.


Tech Overview: UV Etch | TE UD Labels | Datadots® | Warning Labels

Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment are expensive pieces of kit which are easily accessible to thieves. An increasing number of thefts have been reported to the police as stolen however lack of identification marks make it difficult to for the units to be identified correctly.

The Datatag GPS marking system consists of multiple layers of technology including stealth UV etching, as well as our Datadot® microdot security system including Datatag DNA a true forensic chemical DNA and a pair of tamper evident visible ID plates to deter the thief.

Datatag is designed to covertly and overtly mark your GPS equipment for life. Once thieves see the Datatag warning decals on your system they usually go looking for an easier target as they realise that being caught red-handed with Datatagged property means they will be prosecuted.

There are no annual fees when fitting Datatag and when you come to sell your GPS equipment, you’ll find that the Datatag registration can be transferred to the new owner.

Please note this is not a GPS tracker.

Datatag GPS System Technology Overview

GPS Survey Equipment Technology


Most GPS survey equipment is stolen by professional criminals. Even the latest alarms and locks do not always deter criminals although the more measures you take - the better. It's therefore essential that all GPS Survey equipment is protected and registered with a Datatag security system. 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 GPS equiment. The benefits of using UV etching is that the unique code and Datatag's 24/7 contact details are still permanently etched into the GPS receiver casing but now, because they are only visible under ultra violet light, don't deface the appearance of the GPS receiver - 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 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.
No, a Datatag system is designed to make it easier to identify the rightful owner of a stolen item once it has been recovered. It can not be used to physically track an item.
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