Don’t forget to register any new gifts straight on to Immobilise.com. Unfortunately, theft and burglaries tend to increase around the festive period. Logging your treasured items on immobilise.com creates a unique record of your ownership, meaning responsible traders will avoid them. At the same time, should police encounter your property, they will be able to identify it, giving you the best possible chance of getting your valuables back should the worst happen.
Ran out of ideas for presents for friends & family, perhaps that one person who is challenging to buy for or has just about everything?
How about introducing them to Immobilise, gifting one of our marking and crime prevention products to protect their valuables? Or perhaps you’re considering registering your valuables and gifts over the holidays. For a bit of extra festive cheer, get 15% OFF all our products; visit shop.immobilise.com and apply promo code: festive21 upon checkout. This offer is available until Tuesday 4th January and includes FREE delivery on orders over £30! (Last 2021 despatch Tuesday 21st December).
As Christmas day fast approaches, we’d like to share a few crime prevention tips that are known to be effective at this time of year. Much is well-trodden advice, but following a few simple rules will always be the best way to ensure a crime-free Christmas for your home and family!
Be secure with festive lighting check for vulnerabilities such as feeding cables through open windows.
Create the illusion of occupancy when you’re away, especially at night. Use inexpensive light timers or a TV simulator to deter would-be thieves.
Dispose of gift packaging carefully – Don’t advertise expensive gifts or purchases.
Away over Christmas? Ask a neighbour to park on the driveway, and be sure to cancel or redirect any deliveries.
Be cyber aware and careful not to advertise your new gifts or trips away on social media!
Store spare keys securely and always use alarms if you have them.
If you’ve bagged a bargain or two during the sales, remember to register them on your Immobilise account. Every item you log creates a unique record of ownership that is instantly searchable by traders and the police helping to protect them. Most consumer electronics have a serial number and are easily logged in just a few minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.