New property recording app launched by An Garda Síochána
A NEW property recording app has been launched by An Garda Síochána.
The newly developed free mobile app allows members of the public to index and record their personal property, such as bicycles, laptops or farm machinery.
A Garda spokesperson said: “An Garda Síochána has for years, been encouraging people to clearly mark their property and make a record of it.
“Property that is clearly and obviously marked is less attractive to a thief as it is more difficult to sell on.
“The app will enable the member of the public to take photographs, record receipts, store registration codes, photograph the property markings.”
The app, which was launched at the Ploughing Championships, is designed as completely standalone and can be downloaded for free on Google Play Store or the Apple Store, and from the Garda website.
“Once downloaded, you can safely record your personal information in the app and then begin to record your property”, the spokesperson said.
“Any information entered into the app is then either stored locally on the device or backed up to your cloud account – whichever is your preference – thus leaving you in charge of your own data at all times.
“An Garda Síochána recommends you make a regular backup as the onus is on you as owner of your data within the app. No data will be stored by An Garda Síochána.”
In a situation where the user has their property stolen, there is the facility to report the theft through the app.
“The benefit of having all of the records on their App is that an Investigating Garda will have access to better and more detailed information on the stolen property, such as serial numbers, receipts, images of the stolen items all of which will assist with the investigation”, gardai said.
“If stolen property recovered by An Garda Síochána, it is more easily returned to its rightful owner provided a record is kept of identifiable information.”
For further details or to download the app visit Garda.ie HERE.