Security Mark your Tools
If you take the time to security mark your tools, it will protect them against theft and assist the
Police to return your property to you if it is stolen and recovered. There are a number of ways of
security marking your items, these include.
· Ultra violet (UV) or invisible marking -
UV pens put an invisible mark on your property that can only be seen under UV light.
· Engraving or etching - Both methods are suitable for many hard surfaces and can be done
using an electric engraving tool or hand engraver.
· Forensic marking solutions - These are harmless solutions that contain a unique forensic code
(like a fingerprint), making it easy to identify marked items. Firms that provide these marking
· Smartwater – www.smartwater.com
· Selectadna – www.selectadna.co.uk
· Applied DNA Sciences - www.adnas.com
Keep an Inventory
We also recommend that you take colour photographs of any valuable or unusual items, paying
special attention to distinguishing marks, initials or crests. Photographs should be taken against
a plain background and include a ruler to give an idea of size. This assists the Police in press
releases and social media to help recover the items.
Make a record of Serial and Model numbers plus anything else that can help identify your tools.
Immobilise is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details and together
with its sister sites the Police's NMPR (www.thenmpr.com) and CheckMEND
(www.checkmend.com ), forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and repatriate
recovered personal property to its Immobilise can be used by members of the public and
businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, and exclusive to Immobilise
all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable on the Police national
property database the NMPR (www.thenmpr.com ). This online checking service is used by all
UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. In addition Immobilise is checked
daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices.
Wards of Kessingland, Pakefield, Carlton Colville, Carlton, Whitton, Kirkley, Harbour, Oulton,
Oulton Broad, St Margarets, Normanston, Gunton, Corton and Lothingland