Don’t let the power of the tiny asset tags fool you —
The ID tags of MyPropertyID are one part of a three-part system. The most powerful aspect of our system is the database where you store the make, model and serial numbers of your items. If you are ever burglarized, you provide the serial numbers to law enforcement and they will enter that information into their national databases at the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
A multi-pronged approach
MyPropertyID is based on a three-pronged approach endorsed by law enforcement professionals nationwide:
- Property that is marked with a universal identifier, which acts as a lost and found.
- The make, model and serial numbers recorded, which are used by the police
- Warning signs posted on doors and windows, which are designed to deter criminals
It needs all three parts to be in compliance with Operation Identification. It’s not glamorous, but it’s been shown to work.
When you order, you’ll receive a simple DIY kit through the mail that has been integrated into a database. You apply the commercial-grade ID tags to the backs of valuables next to their serial numbers. You then type those serial numbers into the MyPropertyID database, and you adhere warning signs to doors and windows. FYI, pictures of serial numbers won’t hold up in court.
With a one-time cost and no monthly fees, MyPropertyID is always enabled and armed. The system even works during natural disasters and power outages.
There are no guarantees in this life. MyPropertyID can only claim that you’ll reduce the odds of being burglarized and increase the odds of getting lost and stolen items returned, but for such a low cost, aren’t those odds you’d be willing to play?