Official CESAR Scheme

Plant and agricultural machinery theft is an estimated £1 million a week headache for the construction & agricultural industry and its insurers.*

The CESAR Scheme was established in 2008 and the industry has united behind this official construction and agricultural equipment security and registration scheme - the premier initiative to combat equipment theft.

To combat theft and aid recovery CESAR combines:
State of the art Datatag ID technology
Overt and covert deterrents
A low one off cost to protect your machine for life
A secure and accredited dedicated 24/7 UK Secure Contact Centre

The triangular CESAR registration plate has become the industry standard identification mark with support from local authorities, leading contractors, the farming community, hire companies, the police, insurers and finance companies.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) fully support the scheme along with other stakeholders including: Leading equipment manufacturers, importers and dealers, The Home Office, The police, Plant hire companies, Trade associations, Major insurers.

The chosen delivery partner for the official CESAR Scheme is Datatag ID Ltd.

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What IS CESAR? - Watch the video

CESAR - A unique layered approach to crime prevention and asset identification

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CITS Police Training

CITS Police Training Event - Leica Geosystems Milton Keynes. Detection techniques to reduce Rural Crime and Construction Site theft

Recent Recovery

CESAR Recovery


Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team and Congleton Police recover stolen plant equipment, highlighting the importance of CESAR marking scheme. The Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team recently celebrated the recovery and reunion of a stolen excavator with its rightful owner.

  • Cheshire, UK
  • March 2023
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Other Recoveries / Identified

The Construction & Agricultural Equipment Security and Registration Scheme