Immobilise – Property database
Immobilise – Property database:
Immobilise is the world's largest free register of possession ownership details. These details are searchable by all UK Police Forces and form an extremely powerful tool in helping to identify and return recovered, lost or stolen personal property to its rightful owner. Virtually any item can be registered from your TV to your toaster! You can also register bicycles & jewellery on the database and upload a picture to help distinguish it from any other property. Immobilise has proven to effective tackle crime on a national level. These details are held on a secure system that is approved to Government standards.
What will you need to register?
You will need to create an account that you have total control over. Simply go to www.immobilise.com to start the registration; you will need an email address and the make, model & serial number of any property that you wish to record. It only takes a few moments to create an account & you can add property at your leisure.
How do I find my serial number?
An items serial number can be different depending on what item you want to register; on a mobile phone it would be your IMEI number which can be obtained from looking underneath the battery on most models, by typing *#06# into the keypad or by looking on the side of the box; On most other electrical items it would be on the back or underneath the item, usually near a barcode & for bicycles it would be your frame number which can be found in several locations on your frame.
What happens once I’m registered?
Should you lose or have any of your property stolen, and Police recover it, we can quickly establish who the real owner is and return it to them & where appropriate arrests can be made. The police have access to the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR) which is the sister site of Immobilise & even more so 2nd hand shops have access to the Checkmend database which provides selected information about an item.
Can I highlight my property as stolen on my account?
Yes, Immobilise has a feature for an owner to instantly update the property status on their account as lost or stolen. Remember if you have had an item stolen it is vital to report it to the police straight away by dialling 101; Also if it is a mobile phone that you have lost or had stolen then report it to you network provide as soon as possible and they will block the handset so that no one else can use it.