Asset Tag Leads to Conviction

Asset Tag Leads to Conviction

A piece of property tied to a crime scene is often enough evidence for a judge to order a search warrant. The same cannot always be said for eye witnesses, security cameras, alarm systems and video doorbells. That’s why marked property can be a huge aid to law...
Tracing the Dollar in Your Pocket

Tracing the Dollar in Your Pocket

Tracing the dollar in your pocket is not that hard if you understand how it works. Your dollar has no electronics, but is routinely traced. It’s important to understand that tracing is completely different than tracking. Tracking devices need a transmitter and...
MPIDR.com

MPIDR.com

MPIDR.com is the shortcut to MyPropertyIDRegistry.com. It’s an important feature because the shortened URL is easier to use for labeling or etching valuables, like catalytic converters, without the need for an actual asset tag that would burn off. This way, the...
Operation ID Enhanced

Operation ID Enhanced

Operation Identification dates back to 1963. It was extensively researched, at a cost of $120 million in today’s money, with 378 pilot studies between 1974 and 1978, after which it was rolled out nationally as the companion to Neighborhood Watch in 1979. All the...
Everett Holladay, Chief of Police

Everett Holladay, Chief of Police

Everett Holladay, Chief of Police of the Monterey Park Police Department, developed Operation ID in 1963. His past leadership demonstrates that Operation ID is effective when widely implemented. Operation ID has now been modernized using web-based strategies. All...
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....