Serial Number Registry

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Register Your Serial Numbers!
(First 100 are FREE)


The Serial Number Registry will shut down on September 13, 2021 and all account information and registered items will be permanently deleted after that date. Meanwhile, your information remains secure and will not be shared or sold to any other entity.

When Neighbourhood Watch set up the Serial Number Registry in 2004, there were few web sites available for police and the public to check the serial numbers of recovered property. Since that time other web sites and apps have become available, and many of them offer better service than we can. Therefore, the Neighbourhood Watch board has decided to allocate our volunteer resources to other projects.

"Protecting People and Property"

  1. When property is lost or stolen, the owners cannot provide specific identification details when filing police reports. Although manufacturers affix serial numbers to many products, most people are unable to provide police with this number after the item has been lost.
  2. When property is acquired by innocent people, there is no easy way for them to determine if it is lost or stolen.
  1. Register the serial numbers of your possessions in the Serial Number Registry. If they are lost or stolen, you can retrieve the information from the Registry and give it to police when filing a report. You can also flag the item(s) as "lost or stolen" in the Registry database, so that anyone who might acquire your property can see that it had a previous owner. You also have the option to offer a reward for information about lost items.
  2. Check the serial numbers of items you acquire to see if there is a match. If they have been previously registered, you may be eligible for a reward!
  1. Check your serial numbers to see if they were registered by someone else.
  2. Log in to your account to add or edit your serial numbers.
  3. Create an account if you don't already have one.
  • Neighbourhood Watch provides the Serial Number Registry as a public service and has taken reasonable measures to secure information stored in the database. However, no guarantee is made that the data you enter is protected against all threats. Neighbourhood Watch assumes no liability in the event that information in the Registry is obtained by unauthorized persons.
  • Neighbourhood Watch and the Serial Number Registry do not pay a reward when items match serial numbers in the Registry. If a reward is offered, then the party who has registered the serial number in the database is responsible for payment. Disputes arising from reward offers have to be settled between the claimant and the party offering the reward. By using this website, you agree not to involve Neighbourhood Watch or the Serial Number Registry in any dispute.
  • Participating police forces may check the serial numbers of recovered items against the Registry database, but do not guarantee that registered items will be matched. Police assume no liability in the event that a registered item is recovered but not matched to the registered owner.

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