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finally got around to noting down the serial numbers of my bikes and registering them with the police.

nice and easy, and best of all, free.

wish i'd done it to the ones that got nicked a coupla years ago, but hopefully if it ever happens again, I might get them back.

http://www.immobilise.com

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cat1commuter [1422 posts] 7 years ago
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I'm suspicious of immobilise.com - they aren't the police. I've searched their website and they have no statement about how they would protect my data, or who has access to their database. How do I know that it can't be used as a burglary menu?

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jezzzer [329 posts] 7 years ago
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cat1commuter wrote:

I'm suspicious of immobilise.com - they aren't the police. I've searched their website and they have no statement about how they would protect my data, or who has access to their database. How do I know that it can't be used as a burglary menu?

it's a fair question. this page (http://www.immobilise.com/privacy.html) might answer some of your questions, otherwise maybe you can email them to ask more specific stuff.

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cat1commuter [1422 posts] 7 years ago
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jezzzer wrote:

it's a fair question. this page (http://www.immobilise.com/privacy.html) might answer some of your questions, otherwise maybe you can email them to ask more specific stuff.

As far as I can tell, that is more or less a standard website data protection act statement. On their "About Us" page they say:

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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 including the Transport For London Lost Property Office.

Which sounds to me like large numbers of people have access to their database. I would expect the queries that their users can run against the database are restricted, but there is no information about this.

They do not provide an email address on their contact page.

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Zaskar [133 posts] 7 years ago
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 4 Take a pic of bike and serial number and buy decent insurance either home or bike specialist.

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