The National Equipment Register (NER), an equipment theft prevention organization, and personal/home security company, Identification Technologies, have collaborated on a new identification and registration system in effort to combat equipment theft.

The new system, Heavy Equipment Loss Prevention Technology DNA (HELPtechDNA), is a combination of Identification Technologies’ DataDotDNA technology and NER’s database. According to the organizations, the DataDotNet system uses thousands of microscopic identification chips containing a unique number that is either painted or sprayed onto machines. These ID chips are part of HELPtechDNA as well and, once applied, all of the unique numbers are registered to the NER’s database, which is used by police agencies to identify ownership of equipment

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