The unglamorous security system

The unglamorous security system

Many people ask how my system repels criminals? There are no screaming sirens or live video feeds. There are no electronics or operators standing by. So, how? Long before the internet existed, the police recommended Operation Identification—the recording of serial...
Privacy protection with the lost & found feature

Privacy protection with the lost & found feature

The original concept underlying My Property ID Registry is Operation Identification. OpID is simple: etch a unique mark in your property, record the serial numbers on a piece of paper, and place warning signs on doors and windows to deter thieves. With it being the...
Operation Identification meets the internet

Operation Identification meets the internet

The police have tremendous difficulties in solving burglaries and thefts on two fronts: The first is that thefts and burglaries are low-level crimes for the police. It’s not that they can’t be bothered, but they have bigger issues to deal with in a dangerous world....
Troup County Sheriff recommends Operation Identification

Troup County Sheriff recommends Operation Identification

The Troup County Sheriff, Georgia USA, recommends the traditional Operation Identification (OpID) strategy. I have taken the old OpID concept and migrated it to the web and made it much more robust. First conceived in 1963 in Monterey Park, California, OpID was...
Police-Community Partnerships

Police-Community Partnerships

Research indicates that one of the best ways to reduce crime is through police-community partnerships. From a cost-benefit perspective, the strategy has the biggest bang for the buck. We see a lot of fissures in the news concerning police-community partnerships, but I...
The ID tags are one part of a larger system

The ID tags are one part of a larger system

The ID tags of My Property ID Registry are one part of a larger system. If you etch a number on the surface of your valuables, it can be ground out. If you ever want to sell something, the resale value is lowered. The most powerful aspect of my system is the database...
Silicon Prairie News publishes My-Prop story

Silicon Prairie News publishes My-Prop story

Silicon Prairie News did a wonderful story about my My Property ID Registry on June 6, 2017. Silicon Prairie News focuses on the tech communities in three core cities: Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City. This includes other smaller cities: Ames, Cedar Rapids, Council...