About the Immobilize System

Immobilize 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.

Immobilize can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, and exclusive to Immobilize all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable on the Police national property database the NMPR . which is used by Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property.

The Immobilize Property Register is part of the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem, you can learn more about how Recipero's systems combat propertly crime on the main Recipero website. The illustration below highlights how Immobilize interacts with the other parts of the ecosystem to deliver tangible benefits to members, Police, Insurers, Traders and Recyclers.


Immobilize Ecosystem



The Immobilize system was launched in the US in 2008. It follows in the footsteps of the sucessful UK service that has the support of the Police, the mobile phone industry and central government since it's inception. With the support of th e public and retail and insurance organizations the service has grown to hold details of over 34 million items of property in the US and UK.

Although Immobilize has been operation in the US for over 6 years, the free nature of the service means advertising budgets are all but nonexistent. However the increasing support of Police, retailers and insurers is helping continuingly helping to expand the awareness of the Immobilize Property Register across the US.

For the Police, the free Immobilize property registration service is a very powerful tool in the fight against crime. Immobilize along with many other information sources is linked directly to the Police NMPR (National Mobile Property Register). The NMPR allows officers to search the serial numbers of recovered goods or suspected stolen property and then take action accordingly.

The power of the combined Immobilize/NMPR system is best demonstrated by way of an example:

Stop and search

A Police patrol indentify an individual acting suspiciously near a parking lot often targeted by thieves. They perform a stop and search on the individual and find the suspect to be carrying several cell phones and MP3 players. They radio through the serial numbers of the devices to their control-room that search the numbers on the NMPR.

The results come back instantly; two of the phones were reported as stolen only a few hours earlier. The suspect is arrested and taken to the station for interview. The possession of the stolen phones gives reasonable grounds for the Police to search the suspect's home where they find numerous items, which again are checked on the NMPR.

The searches reveal several more items that are associated with crimes, one of which was involved a serious assault providing the team investigating the assault with a fresh lead to pursue.

The above example is purely fictitious, but is typical of the way in which registering property on Immobilize can quickly lead to results for the Police, thus helping to reduce the attractiveness of property crime.

To learn more about the NMPR please go to: www.nmpr.com

CheckMEND (www.checkmend.com) is the world's largest database of over 150 billion records of property providing relevant information to purchasers of used goods. The information that CheckMEND searches against is updated in real-time every few minutes by law enforcement, insurers, industry bodies and the public in over 40 countries.

CheckMEND, as recommended by eBay (Buying & Selling Mobile Phones Safely on eBay) is also used by consumers globally who wish to check that goods like satnavs, mobile phones, iPads and computers, etc. are not stolen, counterfeit or blocked.

CheckMEND can also help in the sale of an item as each check comes with an official CheckMEND report that can be provided to any potential buyer as proof that the item is legitimate and in many cases, achieve a superior price for the item.

To learn more or run a check now please go to: www.checkmend.com

Immobilize is provided to users free of charge. The property registration service is operated by Recipero, who also operate several other services that together form the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem, a global collection of property intelligence services focused on identification and reduction of property crime.

Immobilize along with other services provided by Recipero are secured to very high standards as is necessary for Recipero's links to Police and Government's systems and accreditations to the ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO27001 (Information Security Management Systems) standards.

Immobilize receives no central funding, it is primarily supported by revenue derived from sales of property marking products (UK only at this time). To avoid doubt we wish to emphasize that Recipero, the provider of Immobilize, does not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes. Please read our privacy policy for more detail. Any queries regarding the service or data should be directed to our support team.

If you need help registering an item of property, we've created a range of pages explaining how to add different things to your account.

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