Laptop Theft Prevention Tips

LIBRARY OR CAFÉ

  • Pack up and carry your laptop with you wherever you go, even the bathroom.
  • Have someone you really trust watch it.
  • If you must sleep, sleep on your computer.

DORM, LAB OR OFFICE

  • Don't leave valuables in the open. 
    If thieves see it, they'll do more to get it.
  • Lock your door when you leave, 
    even if you are gone for a short time.
  • If you can lock up valuables in desks, cabinets,
    remember to lock it up every time.

Preventing Laptop Theft

November 14, 2014

Lieutenant Marc DeCoulode with UCPD warns, "it only takes 10 seconds for a thief  to smash a window and grab a laptop.”  To protect your laptop or mobile device and its data in the event of theft, follow these basic security practices.

https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/best-practices-how-articles/preventing-laptop-theft