|Effective Property Marking |
Marking your property is an extremely effective method of deterring thieves from stealing your valuables. If your property is clearly identified it will be more difficult for the thief to sell and often reduces the value to the thief.
Marking your property also increases the chances of having it returned to you in the event of it being lost or stolen.
Our range of Property Marking Kits, UV Marker Pens, Crimestoppers Unique Traceable Liquid and Security stickers offer a great way to protect property and assist in asset recovery.
What property should be marked?
You should mark all valuable items and sentimental property from your house, garage, shed and vehicles.
For example, all electrical items such as:
- Expensive Flat screen Televisions
- Computers and Laptops
- Sat Nav systems
- MP3 players and Ipods
- Computer Game Consoles
- Mobile phones/ iPhones etc
- Video Cameras
- Audio Systems
- Digital Cameras
Other valuable items such as:
- Power Tools
- Lawn Mowers
- Sporting equipment
The importance of Property Marking
If your valuables were stolen, you may be able to replace your TV and DVD player, but items of sentimental value are unlikely to be replaced. Also if you are burgled unless you have accurate records it is unlikely you would be able to describe your valuables in detail to the police or an Insurance Company.
Therefore by using our ultimate property marking kit for example you are able to record and catalogue all your belongings.
Every year, police recover property worth hundreds of pounds but because it can't be identified, it is not returned to its rightful owners. This also means that police officers cannot prove that they were stolen, and will mean thieves profit from selling your valuables.
Don't make it easy for a criminal - mark your property.
It is very easy to do. Using our Security Marker Pens, mark your property with a clear identification mark, which cannot be erased easily. Use your house name or number followed by the postcode e.g. 75 EX2 7TG.
Where to mark your property
If you want the identification mark to be out of sight then choose somewhere behind or underneath the article but make sure the police can find it.
Examples of property marking available
There are several ways to mark your property depending on the property you want to mark. There is a wide variety of property marking kits available. Low cost options like our UV pens and Dual Marking Pens. Multi Purpose Kits like our Ultimate Property Marking Kit which covers Home Security and Cycle Marking. As well as more advanced solutions like our Crimestoppers Property Protector Kits which have unique micro particles for effective asset recovery
Ultra violet Security marking pens
An ultra-violet (UV) pen puts an invisible mark on your property, which can only be seen under UV light. UV marking is one of the most popular methods of marking property, as it is an inexpensive covert way of security marking , that doesn't reduce the value.
Labels can be applied as a visible deterrent to property. These will act as deterrent to thieves as well as making the property traceable and less sellable. Our Utimate Property Marking Kit contains a variety of Security Labels. Whilst our Cycle Wraps can also be used to wrap around expensive equipment giving a visible deterrent to thieves.
It is always a good idea to keep a photographic record of your items whether of sentimental or financial value. This is particular important if you own antiques, jewellery, paintings and property of high value or sentimental value. Taking a photo can also be useful when claiming from your insurance or reporting a theft to the police.
Why you should register your property
Once you have marked your property, registering your property will help if you need to make an insurance claim or report a crime to the police.
Registering property helps to combat the sale of stolen goods by alerting the second-hand trade of ownership through the unique markings you have put on your property.
You should also register your property and details for free on the immobilise website at http://www.immobilise.com. This website is used by many police forces throughout the country to help identify the owner of the lost & stolen goods.
Whichever property marking method you chose, police recommend the use of window stickers to advertise the fact that you have marked and registered your possessions. We sell the Property is Security Marked Window Stickers to put in your property's window.
PROPERTY MARKING SUMMARY
- Identify the valuables that you wish to mark
- Choose which method is most suitable for your property
- Purchase the relevant property marking product from our Property Marking Section
- Security mark your property
- Record property details on the immobilise website-http www.immobilise.com
- Place a property is security marked window sticker near your front or back door.