Harborough police encourage shoppers to sign up to Immobilise
6 July 2012
Shoppers in Kibworth and Broughton Astley are being encouraged to sign up to a national property database in a new campaign run by local police officers.
Police Community Support Officers will be at;
- Co-operative Store, High Street, Kibworth between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday July 11 (PCSO 6162 Tushar Joshi and PCSO 6143 Neil Patel)
- Co-operative Store, Main Street , Broughton Astley between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday July 14 (PCSO 6553 Nicola Baker and PCSO 6143 Neil Patel)
where they will be encouraging people to sign up to the free Immobilise project.
They will be using the latest state of the art technology – called Hermes – to sign people up to the scheme. The Hermes scanner is a hand held device which can be used to accurately and quickly register property onto Immobilise. It is a very quick and simple process which is also very secure. Shoppers will receive an email to say they have registered with the scheme when they get home and they can then add more property.
The main aim of the project is to encourage residents to register their property on the UK National Property Register, Immobilise, which is supported by all UK police forces.
It takes less then five minutes to create an account and register one item – usually a mobile phone. Other items that can be registered include, laptops,
i-pads, i-pods, games consoles, photographic equipment, sat-navs, cycles etc. You can also upload photographs of items such as jewellery, antiques etc which don’t have a serial number.
All you need to do is provide a few details including an email address. The system is completely secure and can only be accessed by the registered user.
Members of the public can log on to http://www.immobilise.com/ to register the serial numbers of expensive electronic items which will assist the police in tracing property in the event it is stolen.
PCSO 6143 Neil Patel, who is organising the events said; “I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to the events. Anyone that registers will be given labels and window stickers for their home.
“Immobilise has been used by different police forces all over the country and has proved to be a popular tool in deterring crime.”
For more information about Immobilise log on to http://www.immobilise.com/