Tips to help you protect and identify your property
Consumer tips ... provided by REIQ
Engraving or marking your property leaves no doubt as to its ownership.
Not only does it deter others from taking your property because of the difficulties involved in “off-loading” identifiable property but it also helps police to recover and return items which may have been stolen
Neighbourhood Watch state coordinator Sergeant Steve Batterham said a detailed inventory should be kept of all your property.
“Record serial numbers, makes and models, and when your inventory is complete, keep the list in a safe place. Having a personal inventory helps police recover stolen items,” he said.
Items most often stolen should be included in a personal inventory including the following items:
Inside and around the home:
Televisions, firearms, video and DVD equipment, clocks, binoculars, power tools, radio and stereos, lawn mowers, microwaves, trailers, cameras, chainsaws, kitchen appliances, garden tools, clothing, bicycles, furniture, welders, sporting goods, Rotary hoes and slashers, musical equipment, tool boxes and computer equipment.
“Record serial numbers, makes and models, and when your inventory is complete, keep the list in a safe place. Having a personal inventory helps police recover stolen items.”
In the car:
Radios, CD players, two-way radios speakers, mag wheels, tools, tool boxes and batteries.
Free engravers are available for loan from your local police station or Neighbourhood Watch area coordinator.
Always seek operating advice before using the engraver as some items are not suitable for marking by electric engraver.
For more information go to www.nhwq.com.au