About the Immobilise System

Immobilise is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details. Together with its sister sites the police's NMPR and CheckMEND, it helps 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. All registered items and ownership details are then viewable by police on the national property database the NMPR; this is a benefit unique to Immobilise users.

The Immobilise Property Register is part of the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem. You can learn more about how Recipero's systems combat property crime on the main Recipero website. The infographic below highlights how Immobilise benefits users and interacts with the other parts of the ecosystem.

Immobilise Benefits



The Immobilise system was launched in Australia in 2023. It follows in the footsteps of the successful UK service that has had the support of the police, the mobile phone industry and central government since its inception. With the support of the public, along with retail and insurance organisations, the service has grown to hold details of over 34 million items of property across the US, UK and Australia.

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

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

A police patrol identify an individual acting suspiciously near a car park often targeted by thieves. They perform a stop and search on the individual and find the suspect to be carrying several several mobile devices and a laptop. They radio through the serial numbers of the devices to their control room for the numbers to be searched on the NMPR.

The results come back instantly; two of the phones were reported as stolen via Immobilise 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 involved a serious assault, providing the team investigating the assault with a fresh lead to pursue.

To learn more about the NMPR please go to: thenmpr.au

CheckMEND 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: checkmend.com

Immobilise is provided to users free of charge. The property registration service is operated by Recipero, who also offer several other services including police systems such as the NMPR and the loss reporting system Report My Loss.

Immobilise receives no central funding, but is primarily supported by revenue derived from sales of marking products (UK only at this time). To avoid doubt we wish to emphasise that Recipero, the provider of Immobilise, 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.

Yes, your information is safe on Immobilise. The platform takes security and privacy seriously and employs industry-standard security measures to protect your data. The database is secured with multiple layers of protection to prevent unauthorised access or data breaches. The Immobilise system is subject to continuous security testing and annual accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO27001 Information Security Management System standard.

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