Datatag was established in the early 1990s as a subsidiary of Mitsui of Japan, one of the world’s biggest companies to redress the balance in favour of the law-abiding citizen, it was originally designed to combat motorcycle theft. Datatag is now a privately owned independent company which has already proven to be a major success in preventing motorcycle theft, statistics show that Datatag is now playing a major role in protecting all kinds of property with developing a range of Datatag systems for other markets, including scooters, ATVs, Personal Watercraft, Bicycles, Construction Equipment, IT, Office Equipment and other valuables. Datatag’s powerful IBM ‘i’ series computer can be accessed by the Police and other selected official bodies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, giving them immediate access to the information they need in the fight against crime. The heart of the Datatag system is an electronic transponder that is designed to be hidden on the property that is to be protected. These tiny transponders possess a unique identification code that can be ‘read’ by a hand-held scanner used by the UK’s Police forces. This means that the lawful owner of any Datatagged property can ALWAYS be identified by the Police, even if all other identification numbers have been removed. Criminals know that if they are caught with identifiable property then a conviction is sure to follow. Datatag has a fantastic success rate, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has never lost a court case in which Datatag has been used in evidence for the prosecution – a fact that criminals are well aware of!