Over 32,000 lost handbags were handed in to the London Transport lost property office last year alone, 2 out of 3 of which are never reclaimed (source: www.tfl.gov.uk) Now tech start-up ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGYÂ , launched last November, is providing simple, cheap and accessible solutions for safeguarding your personal possessions against loss and theft so that protected items are â€˜as good as foundâ€™.
From smart RFID microchips the size of a teardrop to multi-functional personal tracking devices that allow you to track the movements of your lost or stolen item in real-time, ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGY offers a range of security gadgets that can protect everything from musical instruments to rare antiques, designer handbags to state-of-the-art equipment without marring, devaluing or interfering with the performance of the item you plan to protect.
The ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGY brand itself also endeavours to discourage professional and prospective thieves from stealing a chipped or protected item in the first place just through seeing its logo on bag tags and indelible luggage stickers and recognising that their chance of getting caught is drastically increased.
MICROCHIP & APPLICATOR
These handy, single-shot applicators contain one ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGYâ€™S RFID microchip, designed for protecting handbags, rucksacks, suitcases, coats, bike saddles, cases â€“ in fact any item thatâ€™s soft enough for the applicator to penetrate. Once installed, the RFID chip is virtually impossible to see with the naked eye. The chip can also be installed within hard surfaces by drilling a tiny hole in which to drop the microchip before being filled with an appropriate filler. Alternatively, you can superglue the microchip to a hard surface â€“ a tiny amount will ensure it is securely fixed.
Each chip comes with an unique 15-digit code that is readable by scanners within UK police stations, lost property outlets and, increasingly, at second-hand stores. All you need to do is simply register, for free, the unique 15-digit code that comes with your microchip at www.immobilise.com.
If you need to report your chipped item lost or stolen, the Immobilise website will immediately update the National Mobile Property Register and notify the police throughout the country. Â You will be alerted immediately if your bag gets recovered.
Available as a Single Microchip & Applicator (Â£12.99), a Double Microchip & Applicator (Â£22.99) and as a â€˜Bag of Chipsâ€™ (from Â£11.99).
PRE-CHIPPED ACOUSTIC GUITAR BRIDGE PINS
This set of six handcrafted Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins are not just a pretty embellishment; they are cleverly pre-chipped with ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGYâ€™s RFID microchips to protect your acoustic guitar against loss and theft. Available in either Mother of Pearl & Ebony or Rosewood.Â Set of six Pre-Chipped Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins, Â£24.99.
GPS/GSM SIM 5-in-1 PERSONAL TRACKING DEVICE
Proving popular with carers of relatives with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimerâ€™s disease, ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGYâ€™s pocket-sized Personal Tracking Device enables you to keep tabs on everything from your golf bag and car to an elderly relative youâ€™re worried about. Its 5-in-1 functions includes location identification, real time tracking, geo-fencing (so you will be notified if the item youâ€™re protecting has breached a geographical area you have set), remote listening (much like a baby monitor), and an SOS button which, when depressed, contacts any one of the emergency numbers you have set. The ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGY Personal Tracking Device enables you to keep track of your personal possessionsâ€™ movements in real time and works in conjunction with a smartphone, enabling you to receive crucial information of its whereabouts using Google Maps via SMS. Â ITâ€™S MINE TECHNOLOGY Personal Tracking Device, Â£99.99 comes complete with free giffgaff SIM card.
SMART TIE WIRELESS ZONE ALARM Â & 2GB FLASHDRIVE
This nippy little Smart Tie device will ensure you never lose another phone, tablet computer or laptop again. Once paired up with the Bluetooth-enabled device you wish to protect, it will violently vibrate and scream an 84-decibel anti-theft alarm (approximately the same sound level as a pneumatic drill) if the item is moved away from the Smart-tieâ€™s designated range (approx 10 metres). It can also be used as an anti-theft alarm when attached to a handbag or luggage linked up to your mobile phone, sounding the alarm if the link between your device and bag is broken. Finally, the Smart-tie also acts as a 2GB USB flash drive, which is encrypted for ultimate protection of your documents and digital files.Â SMART-TIE Wireless Zone Alarm & 2GB Flashdrive, Â£29.99
Visit www.itsminetechnology.comÂ for more information and to browse the online store. Â Â