CPA Conference 23

How can VIN CHIP help protect plant hire businesses from theft?

Construction sites continue to be targeted by criminals attracted to the lucrative resale value of plant and machinery.

The consequences to hire companies and contractors are immense, with project delays impacting already tight deadlines and profit margins! 

Fit the VIN CHIP security solution and reduce potential disruption from theft, keeping your customer's projects on track whilst encouraging repeat business.

Installing VIN CHIP, the best RFID technology available significantly improves the chances of recovering your business critical machinery.  

We have specifically designed a bespoke theft detection and forensic security solution for construction plant and equipment to keep you, and your customers, doing what you do best. 


We have designed a bespoke theft detection and forensic security solution for construction plant machinery to disrupt theft.


What’s at stake? £000’s in lost business, major disruption, and project delays impacting completion dates

"Whilst some plant theft remains opportunistic, there are reports of more organised professional criminals making a good living out of stealing plant items."

Chris Little | Allianz's Director of Engineering, Construction & Power

“Sites provide a lucrative target for thieves and the impact of plant and tool theft on construction projects is vast, with a ripple effect. The repercussions of project delays and late completion results in disappointed clients, reduced profit margins and increased insurance premiums. Optimising security measures on sites is crucial”

Wates Group

Reducing theft for 25 years

VIN CHIP is a multi-layered, technology-led security solution to deter criminals, protect your assets and support the Police to quickly identify stolen machinery belonging to your business. 

The system was first introduced to combat leisure vehicle theft in 1998 and has contributed to a reduction of around 90%.

VIN CHIP is now expanding into other sectors to tackle crime on a wider scale, in industries that are most adversely affected.

VIN CHIP is proud to be part of the official police security initiative Secured By Design and a Principal member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). 

Get a VIN CHIP demo today!


Find out more or get a demo for Agricultural, Construction Plant, Quads, ATVs & Trailers:

Criminals target construction sites for many reasons:

Most passenger vehicles have many traceable components making them relatively easy to identify, however, with construction plant and equipment, it is far more complex.

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High Value assets

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Low risk of being caught

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Global market due to World-Wide Web

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Increased global demand for new and used construction machinery

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Shortage of new equipment due to long lead times for delivery

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Law enforcement generally have limited knowledge about the identification of construction equipment

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Most machinery is left in the open and on unsecured sites

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Equipment is easily moved in full view without attracting suspicion

The VINCHIP solution &
how it works

Our RFID Technology has been used by police for over 25 years because:

  • It uses proven technology with superior long-range RFID which can be read by Police scanners – with no risk of revealing the position of the chip. 
  • We provide overt and covert markings to deter theft and prevent re-identification or cloning for resale by organised criminals.
  • Your VIN or unique alphanumeric code will be registered on our Secure Asset Register enabling the Police to instantly identify the rightful keeper.
  • VIN CHIP provides a 24/7 dedicated contact centre

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The most advanced radio frequency identification chips in the marketplace, capable of being read by our leading-edge scanners to speed up identification by the police. They remove the need to gain access to the asset to confirm its identity using RFID reading from a distance.

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Our own in-house Secure Asset Register is ISO 27001 certified providing a reliable, efficient and secure verification facility.

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24/7 access to our own in-house contact centre, which is IS0 9001 Quality Management certified.

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Allow an initial validation check to quickly confirm the asset identity, using a simple QR reader easily scanned on a mobile phone.

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Using the very latest in tamper evident material, maximising technology used in the aviation industry to add additional overt identification.

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We use 4000 micro-dots to add heavily populated covert markings. Each dot displays either the full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or a unique alphanumeric code that is registered to each asset.