FAR 52.245-1(f)(1)(ii)

FAR 52.245-1(f)(1)(ii)

Government-owned property must be marked, tagged, labeled or stamped using specific clauses within the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS). This also covers grantees of...
Overcoming Evidentiary Deficits

Overcoming Evidentiary Deficits

An evidentiary deficit is a pretty simple concept. You read about it in the news often. A prosecutor doesn’t have enough evidence to bring a perpetrator to trial. Yes, a crime was likely committed. There might even be witnesses. But is there enough evidence to...
Traceability in Asset Management

Traceability in Asset Management

From the very earliest days of civilization, people have been keeping ledgers and marking property in order to show ownership. The one element that was out of reach until the late 19th century was the element of traceability. 19th Century Classification In the mid...
Back-To-School Security

Back-To-School Security

It’s back-to-school time. Nowadays, it really doesn’t matter how old students are, they are carrying valuable electronics and riding expensive bicycles. While there are a great many ways to secure portable property, there is one strategy that is widely...
George Floyd Is the New Kitty Genovese

George Floyd Is the New Kitty Genovese

When Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964, the case ricocheted around the country. That’s because Americans had to do some soul searching about whether they would come to the rescue of a stranger in distress....
NYPD Launches Operation ID in 1972

NYPD Launches Operation ID in 1972

In 1972, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) launched Operation Identification. Operation ID is a burglary-prevention strategy designed to devalue the portable property criminals target. Operation ID consists of three steps. Mark property with a globally...
Travel Security

Travel Security

Travel security is important if you’re just going around the corner or to another part of the world. While people are often fearful of physical attacks, the greatest risk both here and abroad is the same: property crimes. And the second greatest risk: property...
ISO for Catalytic Converters

ISO for Catalytic Converters

Because of the precious metals catalytic converters contain, they have been targets for theft since the 1970s, when first mandated for motor vehicle use. Over the decades, as the value of precious metals has risen, the theft of catalytic converters has also increased....
Instantly Trace Anything

Instantly Trace Anything

How many times have you found a set of keys, a cellphone, a tablet, a laptop, a wallet or even a dog and really wished you could easily, conveniently and safely get it back to the rightful owner? It would seem there’s no simple solution, but there is a way if...
Finding Your Dell Serial Number

Finding Your Dell Serial Number

Finding your Dell serial number can be confusing. The term serial number is so widely accepted, it’s surprising when large corporations deviate from the term, especially as concerns consumer products. But there you go. Dell calls it the Service Tag. The Service...