Protect your treasures - register them online

February 27 2015

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to register their valuables online, in order to stand a better chance of being reunited with them if lost or stolen.

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to register their valuables online, in order to stand a better chance of being reunited with them if lost or stolen.

Almost any item can be registered with Immobilise.com, from bicycles to tools, mobiles to laptops.

The website allows visitors to record serial numbers, add photographs, or list individual features of an item.

If valuables are stolen, the victim can visit the website to update the item's status. If the property is recovered by the police, it can then be tracked back to the owner.

Police also monitor second-hand dealers and car boot sales to find out whether any of the items on sale have been registered and reported stolen.

The same service can also be used for those who lose an item.

Avon and Somerset Police are encouraging residents to register their valuables as part of the nationwide campaign, 'Get it logged, get it back'.

Residents who attended the recent Bishopston Neighbourhood Forum were advised about the website, following a recent spout of bikes being burgled from sheds and garages.

According to PCSO David Said, in the month of January, 11 bikes were stolen in Bishopston and 10 in Redland.

For more information about how to secure sheds and garages, turn to page 58. To register your property, visit: www.immobilise.com.