Your Tools Are Your LIvelihood. Get Them Logged

As a tradesperson, your tools are your livelihood. Ensure they are all registered on Immobilise.com; it only takes a few minutes to log a serial number or marking. If the worst happens, being registered is your best chance of getting them back.

In the UK, a van is broken into every 23 minutes.

#tagthattool #PropertyMarking #CrimePrevention #ImmobiliseCrime #UKPolice

Golf Clubs Worth £2,500 Stolen From Car In Darlington

Every day Golf clubs like these are encountered. All too often, there is no record of who owns them. Register your clubs using the serial number on the hose/neck, shaft, or sole, or use a marking kit like ImmobiGolf. Registration on Immobilise.com increases the chance of repatriation and may be the difference between a suspect being released by Police or charged with theft.

GOLF CLUBS WORTH £2,500 STOLEN FROM CAR IN DARLINGTON

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19710352.golf-clubs-worth-2-500-stolen-car-darlington/

#TooHotToHandle #ImmobiliseCrime #PropertyMarking #UKPolice #BehindEveryGolfer

When Thieves Are Brazen!

When thieves are this brazen and not deterred by steel U-locks, warning labels, engravings, and other marks are not going to be a deterrent either. But we can at least leave something in your bike that would incriminate anyone later found in possession of it. ImmobiBike, with its shuttle securely fitted in the seat post, can’t be removed without risk of damage and is easily traceable by police.

Follow the link to the article:
https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/brazen-thieves-steal-3-500-184826328.html

Learn more about ImmobiBike RFID tags:
https://shop.immobilise.com/immobibike-rfid-bicycle-security-tag-presentation-pack/

#TooHotToHandle #StolenBikes #ImmobiliseCrime #PropertyMarking #UKPolice

Domestic Burglary Down 33% In Bedfordshire

A great effort by Bedfordshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch, local councils, and the community sees domestic burglary down by 33% in the area. Stay vigilant and make your homes unattractive to would-be thieves, especially with the darker nights. The link also provides advice from Police to deter burglars.

https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/beds-bucks-herts/news/burglaries-have-fallen-by-a-third-across-bedfordshire/

Residential Crime Scene

#ImmobiliseCrime #PropertyMarking #CrimePrevention #HomeSecurity #TooHotToHandle

Increasing Cases Of Tool Theft From Traders’ Vehicles

We hear of increasing cases of tool theft, where traders’ vehicles are targeted for the valuable power tools inside. If you or someone you know works in the trade, please remind them to get their equipment marked and registered on Immobilise.com. It’s completely FREE and adding a serial only takes a few minutes. Together can we help stop criminals from destroying livelihoods and ensure crime doesn’t pay.

https://www.glosnews.com/articles/thieves-roll-parked-van-into-the-road-so-they-can-steal-power-tools-from-inside

Are your tools at risk?

#tagthattool #PropertyMarking #CrimePrevention #ImmobiliseCrime

Police Uncover 20 Stolen Bikes & 50k In Cash

Will your bike suffer the same fate? Register it now at Immobilise.com, make sure it has a unique identifier that’s hard to remove and give the police the best possible chance of getting it back to you.

The Met Police recovered these bikes in a raid
(Image credit: Twitter/@MetTaskforce)

To learn more please follow the link to the article:
https://www.itv.com/news/london/2021-10-28/stolen-bikes-set-to-be-sold-online-uncovered-with-50000-cash-in-east-london

#TooHotToHandle #StolenBikes #ImmobiliseCrime #PropertyMarking

The Clocks Go Back!

Don’t be caught out when the clocks go back this Sunday, 31st October.

Autumn is well and truly here; the leaves are turning, and the nights are drawing in. Unfortunately, this time of year provides darkness as cover for would-be burglars, but you can help protect your home from opportunist thieves.

  • Keep curtains and blinds shut at night!
  • Make sure valuables are not visible through windows.
  • If you have a burglar alarm, remember to set it!
  • Always lock doors and windows even when you’re at home and secure sheds.
  • If you’re going out, try to make your home look occupied by using devices like timer switches to control lights or a TV Simulator (shop.immobilise.com/tv-sim-burglar-deterrent/) to deter would-be thieves.
The clocks go back Sunday 31st October 2021

Hope For The Best; Prepare For The Worst

So you’ve heeded all the advice to secure your home and your property.

You have window locks, high-security doors, unobscured entrances, lighting, an alarm system, valuables stored out of sight, tools, and equipment stored in locked sheds and garages.

Sadly, even the most security-aware can still become victims of theft, only to discover the aftermath can be as frustrating and painful as the event itself. The Police and insurers will ask for details of any missing property, and it is here that many find themselves unprepared, complicating claims and prolonging the stress and inconvenience.

Police recover an enormous amount of stolen property each year, but the majority is impossible to repatriate because there is no way to trace the owner. The result is that valuable, treasured possessions end up going to auction or even being destroyed.

Our homes are full of treasured valuables and a target for thieves.

To avoid these pitfalls, here are some simple actions you can take:

Make a habit of recording your purchases: photograph items, unique marks, and any serial numbers, including the original purchase receipts. Send the pictures to a friend or family member so you have more than one copy or record them securely on the Immobilise National Property Register – immobilise.com. Any police report or insurance claim will be more effective and faster to complete when you have this information to hand.

Mark items: add your postcode, your phone number, or some other number meaningful to you. Various marking and labeling methods are available, but any manner of mark will help – it doesn’t have to cost anything.

Register items: Consider registering your items on a police-connected database. Visit your local constabulary website for recommendations in the loss and theft section. Such registration not only helps Police return your property but may also prevent criminals from easily selling it.

For more home security information visit:
https://www.homesecuritymonth.com/category/nhsm-blog/

To register and protect valuables visit:
https://www.immobilise.com

The Royal Mint To Extract Gold From Old Phones

Great to hear the @royalmint investing in new phone recycling tech. We hope they will expect their supply chain to utilise CheckMEND to avoid destroying discarded phones implicated in a crime that may contain vital evidence. CheckMEND.com is the only due-diligence service assuring compliance with the UK Recyclers’ Code of Best Practice.

Smartphones: The Royal Mint to extract gold from old phones

https://bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58978512www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58978512

#checkmend #devicehistoryreport