August 11, 2013

PROPERTY MARKING

Filed under: Property Marking — admin @ 7:10 pm

Have you been a victim of a shed, house, garage or outbuilding break in and had property stolen such a distinctive bike, valuable tools, or electrical equipment including mobile phones, I-Pads or televisions etc.?

You can assist the police (and yourself) in helping to identify your stolen property, by first of all searching for the specific brand or model stolen, on obvious sites such as Ebay, Amazon and Gumtree. This will help speed up the process of identifying and locating your property because you will be much more familiar with the appearance or look as well as the specific details of your property.

You should think about Property Marking all your valuables as this really helps police identify the legal owner of stolen property and will get the items returned to you much quicker. The best way to Property Mark anything is to simply use your Postcode and house number, just 2 small lines of writing or etching will identify your house completely.

Having marked your property you should then join a scheme like Immobilise (the UK National Property Register at www.immobilise.com) which is the world’s largest FREE register of possession and ownership details. This completely FREE register allows the public or businesses to register all kinds of property, including bikes, laptops, computers and all other types of gadgets in order that they may be speedily reunited if they are ever lost or stolen.

Here at Crime Prevention Products, we recommend that you Register with Immobilise right away and at least get started by adding a few of the more vulnerable items into the Register, should you ever have any of these stolen, just log in to the site and FLAG the item as stolen. If you have an item that is not yet registered, stolen, just log in and add it, THEN flag it as stolen. In this way you make the information immediately available to the police nationally.

Please also think about the following preventative measures to keep bikes secure:

Get a good bike lock, ALWAYS lock your bike at home even if it is in the garage or shed. Naturally, when out and about lock your bicycle up in a SECURE LOCATION such as a bike rack or a lamp post and remember to lock it even if you are only leaving it for a few minutes!

If you have ‘quick release’ wheels, secure them as well and remove lights from the bike and take them with you.

Keep safe, keep secure and by all means keep checking back with our blog for more useful suggestions that appear from time to time. One of the easiest ways of getting these blogs is to go to our Home Page and click the ‘Like our Facebook’ banner, you will not only get the blogs coming through but we also have a free draw every 3 months or so for all such followers.

January 7, 2011

Protect Your Investment With Property Marking

Filed under: Property Marking — admin @ 12:39 pm

There are many ways we can protect our family, friends and possessions from intruders and opportunistic thieves – installing alarm systems, chains and padlocks and even outdoor security lighting. However, a sad fact is that we live in a time where people are only to happy to take advantage of the bike or toy that is laid unattended on the front lawn. This can be very upsetting for children when they realise that their bike or toy has vanished and even distressing for adults as they not only have to comfort their child but understand their investment of hard earned cash in the toy has simply disappeared.

In recent years the Police, Community Wardens and Crime Agencies have recovered millions of pounds worth of stolen goods. These goods simply sit in a warehouse waiting to be reclaimed by their rightful owners, however, with virtually no chance of tracing the owners they are eventually sold off at special auctions.

Property marking is a method of simply marking all your valuables with an identifying signature so they can readily be identified when recovered. Here at Crime Prevention Products we supply a vast range of property marking products that can help identify your valuables and products in case the unthinkable happens.

Permanent UV Property Marking PenChaperone Household Property Marking SetZipper Bag Property Marking KitID Mark 25 Standard Compound Stencil Kit

October 29, 2010

Property Marking Makes Good Sense

Filed under: Property Marking — admin @ 10:15 am

It seems to be a buzz word right now in the home security business, but ‘property marking‘ makes for very sound common sense and one which we have been banging on about here, at Crime Prevention Products, for a good few years now.

Recent news about the Police Force cuts, no doubt, has a few people concerned about the rise in crime, especially burglaries and opportunistic theft in residential areas. Property Marking Kits and pens can be used, quickly and effectively, to help trace back any possessions that may have been stolen. Normally marking your possession with your postcode is ideal for quick identification.

Using Property Marking kits on your valuables can also have a positive effect with your insurance company – normally, reducing insurance policy costs. Lets be honest, it is an almost impossible task for the Police Force to return stolen goods to their rightful owner – if they haven’t been property marked. Unmarked, unclaimed, stolen goods normally end up in a Police Auction house and will be sold for a low price, way under market value.

There is also the emotional aspect of having a personal item or possession stolen. How do you explain to a kid that their brand new bike is missing? The days of thinking that once it is stolen, you’ll never see it again, are in the past.

By using Property Marking Kits, you have documented that particular item as belonging to yourself, and if that item is stolen and recovered by the Police then they can quickly establish that it is stolen property and return it to yourself and also charge the individual(s) they obtained it from with theft.

June 13, 2008

Marking your valuables helps police identify owners of lost property.

Filed under: Property Marking — admin @ 12:23 pm

HORNCASTLE people were given the chance to have their valuables security marked at a special event on June 9 when the town’s Neighbourhood Policing Team organised the event to make sure people’s valuables were marked or post-coded so they can be easily returned if stolen or lost.

Police Community Support Officer Nigel Wass said: “This was the perfect opportunity to come along and have your property security marked. Not only will this assist us if we ever have to trace the owners, but it will also act as a deterrent to anyone thinking of stealing it.”

Bicycles, Mobile Phones, IPODs, Playstations, Satellite Navigation Equipment, Garden Equipment and electrical goods are all targeted by criminals and getting them properly marked up will help in the fight against crime and prevent recovered property gathering dust in police stations!

Obtaining the correct type of property marking equipment is easy if you buy onlinewallet_property_marking_kit where there are a selection of tools from simple Permanent UV Marking Pens (including specialist pens for marking documents, glass & clothing etc.)

There are even Complete Property Marking Kits for protecting just about everything on the car, motorbike oe in the home.

There is also a selection of UV Lamps available for making the UV marks visual! which is really handy for checking that you have marked your property with the invisble UV ink correctly.

There is a useful website where people can also register their valuables at www.immobilise.com which helps reunite people with lost and stolen property.

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