Protect your valuables with a marking system

Marking your property makes it less attractive to thieves. Traceable property may be more difficult for an offender to sell on, particularly items that have been visibly marked. Marking your property also increases the chances of you being reunited if it is stolen and later recovered.

Follow the advice in this section to help keep your valuables secure.

Remember to take photographs of your valuables

Photographs of your valuables can increase chances of the property being returned to you if it is stolen and recovered, also can be helpful if a insurance claim is needed.

Try to take photographs of:
– Any distinguishing marks and hallmarks.

– Size and dimensions.

– The front and back of object.

– Make, model, and serial numbe – if available.

Note down where you marked the item, how it was marked, and with what.
Also write descriptions of your valuables. example: the type of object, what is made of, measurements of it and any markings the it has.
Marking your valuables

The two most widely used types of property marking are visible and invisible.


This type of property marking can be seen by thieves and can therefore help deter. Popular visible options are Selectamark and Cremark.


This type of property marking cannot be seen by thieves, so it is best to display stickers and signage in windows and doors that property marking is in use. There are numerouse invisible options on the market such as SelectaDNA, Smartwater or Ultraviolet (UV) pens.

uv pen

UV Pen


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Not Sure Don’t Open The Door

Not Sure? Don't Open The Door

A scam where the caller claims they are a police officer dealing with a prisoner in custody that has targeted residents in Nottingham and Notts.

Victims receive a phone call from a man who claims to be a police officer who is investigating a bank fraud, and asking to confirm bank details.

The offender often urges the victim to call and check with their bank, but doesn’t hang up so the victim speaks to them believing it to be the bank, in some cases passing on personal details.

Already six incidents have been reported to the police in the last 24 hours, with one victim waiting on the phone for an hour while the ‘bank representative’ sent out a courier to collect their bank card. Cash was then withdrawn from the account.

PCSO Davison, who has been gathering information from the victims had this to say “These fraudsters often target the old and vulnerable, pretending to be from an official organisation or from the bank itself. They want people to fall for their scam and offer their personal bank details to gain access to their money.

He added “We want people to be made aware that this is happening and to remember never to give out PIN numbers or personal information over the phone. Banks will not ask for this information, and unscrupulous criminals just want to take advantage however they can.”

Anyone with any information are urged to contact PC 3161 Vicki Wetton by calling 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


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Upvc door hinge adjustment

One of the most common faults for a broken multipoint on a Upvc door is down to the door being misaligned, ignoring this fault will cause damage and eventually break the multipoint lock leaving you with a door that won’t open or won’t lock and a repair bill. So how do you know if your door is misaligned? Well your door should move freely from the open and shut position so any contact with the frame(even a slight rub) is a misalignment, when engaging the multipoint (lifting the handle to lock) should be effort less not a struggle to lift the last part or on some doors you can do a visual check on the mitre joints on the top of the door and the frame line up or you can use a level and angle guide to check they are still at 40 degrees.

So we’ve got a misaligned Upvc door what should we do? If your a keen DIY’er you can tackle the job yourself I’ve added a guide below or you can call a locksmith who will do it for a set fee. 


UPVC Hinge adjustment Guide.

If the door is catching the frame and/or you’re having difficulty operating the multipoint lock then by insert a Allen key into “B” and turn so that you can see the door move back and the distance at “D” decreases. 

If the door is hitting the tread of the door insert an Allen key into “D” and turn so the distance at “C” increases.You will see the door raise. Once raised to the desired position do not over tighten or force the hinge using the Allen key this can cause damage the hinge and end up meaning more repairs.

Upvc door adjustment guide 

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Nottingham’s Cockle Man

On many a Sunday as a kid playing chase the ace in the club with my grandad, on my first LEGAL pint round town and as recent as a night out with the good wife in the square The Cockle Man has served me up a treat of cockles with a dash of vinegar as I’ve enjoyed a few pale ales in Nottingham. He’s heard all the jokes “have you got crabs mate” but has still walked his way round Nottinghams pubs and bars with his basket of fresh seafood, white over coat and hat.

A local Nottingham media group followed him with camera as he went about his business and realised a short film to mark his service and give a insight into one of the most recognisable figures in Nottingham.

Watch The Cockle Man Film –


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