Personal Watercraft Security System
Security measures in the marine world are usually inadequate compared to those found on most cars. Typically the average personal watercraft is a very vulnerable machine. Firstly, its identity can be relatively easily altered by tampering with or removing the hull and engine numbers, making it an almost impossible task for the Police or prospective purchaser to correctly identify the craft. Secondly these machines are easy to move for criminals whilst on their trailers, unless they are stored securely.
The Datatag PWC system consists of a range of electronic transponders, Datadots®, Datatag forensic chemical DNA and visible ID labels that display unique identification numbers. The Datatag PWC Theft Deterrent System makes your personal watercraft easy to identify and therefore much less attractive to thieves.
All the Police have to do is call our 24 hour 7 day a week call centre with a visible ID number or scan the craft and provide a unique transponder code to establish or confirm the registered keeper within minutes.
Since its introduction in the 1990's, Datatag has already slashed theft rates of both Datatagged Motorcycles and personal watercraft. At the same time the recovery rate for stolen equipment has soared, and numerous convictions have been secured thanks to Datatag.
Due to the effectiveness of Datatag, all manufacturers fit this as standard in the UK. You may find that you will not be allowed access to some slipways without having a Datatag system fitted, or being the current registered owner.
PWP - Personal Watercraft Partnership
Datatag is a founder member of the above organisation, which works hard to maintain slipway access for and on the behalf of PWC users. Other partners include:
- RJP Insurance
- Royal Yachting Association
- British Marine Federation
We all work with Local Authorities, Marine Police, Harbour Masters and Jet Ski Clubs to resolve any local disputes or issues.
Every authorised dealer of Sea-Doo and Yamaha make a contribution to the PWP when they sell a PWC. This is done to protect the future of your sport. Please refer to the PWP website for further information.