Mobile Safety

How Can You Reduce the Risk of Having Your Laptop/Ipads/Smartphones Stolen?


Many times, often after the fact, we think about what we could have done to prevent valuables from being stolen. Here are a few tips to help you protect your personal electronics and laptop computer, whether you’re at home, school, or on the road.

Many times, often after the fact, we think about what we could have done to prevent valuables from being stolen. Here are a few tips to help you protect your personal electronics and laptop computer, whether you’re at home, school, or on the road.

Carry your devices in a nondescript carrying case, briefcase, or bag when moving about. Placing these items in a case designed for computers is an immediate alert to thieves that you have these valuable devices.

DON’T leave a meeting or conference room without your laptop or personal electronics. Take them with you.

Lock your device in a safe place when not in use or use a cable lock that wraps around a desk or chair leg.

Apply distinctive paint markings (such as indelible markers) to make your laptop unique and easily identifiable.

BE AWARE that if your computer is stolen, automatic log-ins can make it easy for a thief to send inappropriate messages with your account. Use password protection and require a person to log in every time the computer goes to sleep or powers down.

BACK UP YOUR INFORMATION using cloud-based storage or on portable media such as a CD, DVD, flash drive, or other backup media. Store the discs someplace safe.

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