The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and ISO announced a strategic alliance to increase the insurance industry’s impact on equipment theft. Through the alliance, the databases of National Equipment Register (NER), a member of the ISO family of companies, will be made more widely available to law enforcement through NICB’s network of agents working with law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Since 2001, ISO has been helping NER develop databases of construction and farm equipment losses and ownership records to help law enforcement identify stolen machines. Equipment owners register equipment details through NER’s HELPtech service, receiving theft deterrence decals and often preferred insurance pricing. NER’s IRONcheck service helps protect those buying used equipment.

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