Proving Ownership

Proving Ownership

Whenever I do a presentation or make small talk with people about MyPropertyID, it is inevitable that I’ll hear a story about a theft or loss of personal property. In many instances, the owner can point to a piece of property and swear it belongs to them, but...
Reducing Gateway Crimes

Reducing Gateway Crimes

Imagine if citizens said, “I don’t need smoke detectors. I don’t really care if a part of my house burns down. I’ll just turn it into insurance.” Yet that’s exactly the attitude we have when it comes to burglary and theft. Why do millions of us...
Uniting Citizens and the Police

Uniting Citizens and the Police

Burglary is a gateway crime committed mostly by teens and young adults. It’s a category of crime like an oil slick—spread thin across the nation. There are millions of property crimes reported each year, but the number is thought to be double that. Sadly, only 10% of...
Five Old-Fashioned Ways to Help Police

Five Old-Fashioned Ways to Help Police

Very few of us are trained to run toward danger. Law enforcement professionals are trained to do exactly that. The rest of us are taught to run for safety or shelter in place. There are five, non-heroic ways to help police lower crime rates. They are low-cost,...
‘Tis Always the Season for Burglary Prevention

‘Tis Always the Season for Burglary Prevention

‘Tis always the season for burglary prevention. Burglaries are by far the most common crime in the United States, and a whopping 90% are never solved. It’s an epidemic with a simple solution called Operation Identification. Operation ID was developed in...
Large Institutions Do It. Why Don’t You?

Large Institutions Do It. Why Don’t You?

You know the old cliche, What’s good for the goose is good for the gander? Well, in matters of securing property like computers and printers, this couldn’t be truer. (FYI The tags are an important warning, but it’s the stolen items’ serial numbers the...