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Immobilise is a search database containing the details of millions of mobile phones and other property. It really is a simple process to register your mobile phone and it's free to do so.

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What will you need to register?

You will need the IMEI number of your phone together with the make and model number. (These are essential and you will not be able to register without them).

How do I get the IMEI number from my phone?

The IMEI number is a unique 15-17 digit serial number for mobile phones and by simply typing: "*#06#" (star hash zero six hash) into the keypad the IMEI number will display on the screen.

Alternatively you should be able to find the IMEI number by checking the phones original packaging.

Your service provider can also give you the IMEI.

What happens when my phone is registered?

Should your phone be lost or stolen Police can establish the real owner very quickly and there is a much greater chance of you getting your phone back.

This is a partnership-driven campaign involving police, government and the telecommunications industry. It is aimed at reducing street crime and the number of mobile phones stolen during street crime by encouraging people who lose or have their mobile phone stolen to report the incident to their network provider.

Can I show my phone as stolen?

A great feature of Immobilise is the ability for the owner of the phone to instantly report their phone as either lost or stolen. However, it is still essential that you report it to police.

How do I register?

To use this free service, go to the Immobilise website and register your details.