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Property company launches free tag system for valuables

With technology playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, it’s very upsetting when you realise that you’ve mislaid your smart phone or tablet somewhere in a public place like a shopping centre or a sports stadium.

And similarly, says Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, it’s an awful feeling to get to your car after a day out and realise that you’ve lost your keys.

“However, thanks to a free service that we’ve just launched, there is now at least a good chance of getting your property back.

“Named Return2Me, this initiative is a tag-based identification system that enables people who find your lost phone, keys, ID book, or briefcase to contact you via email or cellphone and return the item to you.”

The plastic tags, which are available for free from all participating Chas Everitt International offices around the country, each have a unique identification number, or code, and all users need to do is “match” this number to their own contact details by registering on a special user-friendly website, he says.

“You can attach the tags to keys, phones or any other moveable items that you really value, and anyone who picks up a lost item can then easily find out who you are and get your contact details by just entering the tag number on the same website.”

The website, www.Return2Me.co.za, is already up and running, and it is fully secure, says Everitt, so the owners of tagged items don’t need to worry about strangers being able to access their home addresses or other personal information.

“The person who finds your lost item will be able to see only the emergency contact details that you have entered, such as a cellphone number or an email address, and you will then be able to arrange to meet, preferably in a public place, and get your property back.”



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