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Airport police give security advice.

AIRPORT police will be offering holidaymakers the chance to protect their property with a security-marking event.

Northumbria Police's team based at Newcastle Airport is inviting holidaymakers to register their property using state-of-the-art equipment.

The Hermes kit is a portable netbook computer and barcode scanner which captures and instantly registers personal property to national databases Immobilise and the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR). This means when stolen property is recovered police can search the database to reunite it with its rightful owner.

The free service, as well as crime prevention advice, will be on offer at the airport tomorrow between 7am and 4pm.

PC Geoff Dench, of the Airport Policing Team, said: "These units have been used in other parts of the country and have proved popular in particular with business travellers who carry things like laptops because they can capture serial numbers and barcodes of electrical items.

"They can also be useful for holidaymakers who have bought things from airport shops. Once we create an account for someone, they can then ensure the rest of their valuable property is on the website as well."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 6, 2011
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