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The National Property Register

Protect your property with the Immobilise Property Register!

Immobilise – Property database:

Immobilise is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details and together with its sister sites the Police's NMPR and CheckMEND, forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and repatriate recovered personal property to its rightful owners.

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.

This online checking service is used thousands of times each day by UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property.

As a direct result of Immobilise there are hundreds of cases a week where property is returned or information collected that assists the Police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods.

Immobilise is also the only ownership registration service supported by all UK Police forces, the Greater London Authority, and the Mobile Phone Industry.

Benefits of Registration

•Immobilise helps Police identify the owners of recovered property thousands of times everyday.

•Property updates you make are immediately available to the Police nationally.

•Combat the sale of stolen gadgets & valuables; alert the second-hand trade & publicly checkable stolen goods database CheckMEND if an item goes missing.

•Simplify insurance claims and Police reports with certificates of ownership.

•Great member offers from Immobilise’s numerous supporters, often helping support the FREE provision of Immobilise.

What will you need to register?

You will need to create an account that you have total control over. Simply go to  to start the registration; you will need an email address and the make, model & serial number of any property that you wish to record. It only takes a few moments to create an account & you can add property at your leisure.

How do I find my serial number?

An items serial number can be different depending on what item you want to register; on a mobile phone it would be your IMEI number which can be obtained from looking underneath the battery on most models, by typing *#06# into the keypad or by looking on the side of the box; On most other electrical items it would be on the back or underneath the item, usually near a barcode & for bicycles it would be your frame number which can be found in several locations on your frame.

What happens once I’m registered?

Should you lose or have any of your property stolen, and Police recover it, we can quickly establish who the real owner is and return it to them & where appropriate arrests can be made. The police have access to the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR) which is the sister site of Immobilise & even more so 2nd hand shops have access to the Checkmend database which provides selected information about an item.

Can I highlight my property as stolen on my account?

Yes, Immobilise has a feature for an owner to instantly update the property status on their account as lost or stolen. Remember if you have had an item stolen it is vital to report it to the police straight away by dialing 101; Also if it is a mobile phone that you have lost or had stolen then report it to you network provide as soon as possible and they will block the handset so that no one else can use it.

To register with immobilise visit

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