Carole Nash Applauds Launch Of Industry Security Scheme For New Bikes
The MASTER - Motorcycle and Scooter Tagged Equipment Register – scheme was launched at New Scotland Yard this month (July 24th) having been developed in conjunction with the police and security specialist, Datatag. It has already been adopted by BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha who will introduce it to their ranges over the coming months. This will mean purchasers of new bikes will enjoy peace of mind knowing their machines have been marked, tagged, registered and recorded under the MASTER scheme.
“This is a much anticipated, bold and decisive strike against bike theft and the bike thieves who profit from the misery of British motorcyclists who suffer some 26,000 thefts annually” commented Carole Nash’s Director of Products and Marketing, Nick Baker. “In protecting newly registered machines it also perfectly complements our own Carole Nash DNA+ initiative which we anticipate will be protecting nearly 25 per cent of existing UK registered motorcycles by next summer. Together these schemes present a real challenge to bike thieves who know security marking makes it much harder to shift stolen bikes and parts and much easier to link them to the crime.”
Carole Nash DNA+ kits comprise a forensic coding solution which combines DNA and microdot technologies, together with high impact hologram decals designed to act as a theft deterrent. The liquid provides irrefutable proof of ownership by creating a unique identity for a bike and its components. That identity is then stored on an international database accessible by the police. The cost of a year’s subscription to the database is also included as long as a biker holds a policy with the company.