Powertool System

Powertool Forensic Security Marking System

The UK's most trusted theft deterrent for your Powertools.


Tech Overview: Datadots® | Warning Label

The typical commercial equipment insurance policy may help to pay for a new drill or power saw if it is stolen from your commercial property or vehicle, but nothing can compensate for the amount of time you'll have to spend having to replace these items - not to mention the stress associated with being burgled. By the time you have dealt with the insurance company's automated telephone system, given all the relevant details to the Police and then spent a day trawling around town for replacement goods, you'll wish you had fitted Datatag in the first place.

Each system contains a new unique ultra destruct warning label with QR code and a bottle containing 100s of Datadots®.

The specially designed Datatag labels contain a unique identification number and QR code, and they also warn off any potential thieves that the tool is protected. They are both attractive and impossible to remove without damage.

The Datadots® in a UV trace adhesive can be applied with the supplied brush to almost every part of the tool, giving it 100s of identifying marks, impossible for a thief to remove - easy for police to identify.

Thieves know that Datatagged property is simply too hot to handle, and once they see your property is protected they will usually go looking for an easier target.

Datatag Powertool System Technology Overview

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Most powertools are 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 powertools are 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.
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