Checking through Twitter as you do, I saw a tweet from Police Scotland letting people know about a free property register.
This register allows you to add details of valuables, especially technology which are then stored and made available to police if required.
A possible situation would be if the police apprehended someone acting suspiciously and found numerous mobile devices on their person. With this register they can input serial numbers and find if the item is registered and if it has been reported stolen in a very short time.
The register is free to users, making it’s money through sale of safety items it seems.
Why not have a look at Immobilise and see if it is something that may be useful to you?