Will you protect my privacy?
Our privacy-protected database blocks unauthorized access to your account. We encrypt all passwords. Our system is monitored on multiple levels by humans and machines. We don’t do any number-crunching or manipulation of the data you provide us. Because we are small, there are fewer entry points for digital attacks or opportunities for human error. We receive ongoing guidance in the state-of-the-art in cyber security through Axis. We retain no credit card information. We will never share any of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Do serial numbers have any value?
Currency and automobiles have serial numbers for all to see. Serial numbers have no value except to the rightful owner. Serial numbers are used by the police as evidence to arrest and convict criminals.
Can the police access my account?
How are payments secured?
Credit card security is important to us. Not only do we not keep a record of your credit card, our site has no access to credit card information. The financial transaction is a pass-through that is encrypted and managed by Stripe, a global leader in eCommerce.
If I don't enter serial numbers am I still protected?
Entering in the serial numbers is an important part of the system. Nonetheless, a Good Samaritan can return lost items because the ID tag is pre-activated and tied to your account the moment you place your order. A cop might catch a burglar red-handed with the asset tag still attached.
Can I remove I.D. tags?
The secret sauce that solves crimes is your record of serial numbers which you hand over to the police when you file a police report. With that said, ID tags are not designed to be easily removed. The adhesive on the back takes 7 full days to cure, and once fully adhered, the tags will not easily come off. The same is true of the exterior warning labels.
What does 'pre-activated' mean?
Pre-activated means your ID tags are automatically tied to your account the moment you place your order. This is the magic of the web. When you place your order, unique ID tag numbers are assigned to you. Those ID tags with those same numbers are then mailed to you.
Do I have to type in the I.D. tag numbers?
Our ID tag numbers are pre-activated. The numbers are pre-loaded onto your privacy-protected database. This is a big time-saver and convenience. To help the police, just log into your account to add the make, model and serial number. Don’t forget to post warning signs.
What are commercial-grade I.D. tags?
Our ID tags are manufactured by a global leader in inventory management and loss control. The tags are armored on the surface and use an industrial adhesive on the back. They are similar in strength to registration labels on license plates. Our ID tags are the size of return address labels each with a unique number automatically linked to your online account the instant your order is complete.
What is included in the kit?
What can I adhere my I.D. tags to?
ID tags should be applied to smooth plastic and metal surfaces and allowed to cure for 7 days. They are designed for televisions, computers, smart phones, game systems, motorized yard equipment, power tools, bicycles, cameras, CD players, radios and etc. We even recommend you consider adhering an ID tag to your key ring, key fob, wallet and passport.
WARNING: Do not adhere ID tags to wood, silver, jewelry, guns or any other property that has inherent value that would be diminished by the application of an industrial adhesive.
Can I add brands, models and serial numbers to my account?
After you have applied your ID tags, we encourage you to take the extra step of logging into your online account and adding information about your property. By entering serial numbers and other descriptions of your property, you have additional information to provide law enforcement in the event of a theft or burglary.
What if I have leftover I.D. tags and warning labels?
Can I use I.D. tags on portable items I carry around with me?
What do I use to clean surfaces?
Alcohol, window cleaner or any household cleaner. This removes grease or other materials that could come between the adhesive layer of your ID tags and your property.
Remember: dry the area thoroughly before applying ID tags.
Do I need to dry the area?
Yes. Rub the surface completely dry before adhering your ID tags. Do not adhere your ID tags to any kind of wet surface.
Can I touch the I.D. tag adhesive?
The adhesive on the back of your ID tags is not dangerous, but debris on your fingers can interfere with the effectiveness of the adhesive.
Do I put the I.D. tags in a visible or out-of-the-way location?
Our advice is to mix it up. If you are comfortable having the ID tag showing on the front of an individual piece of property, that’s fine. Placing it on the back is fine too. If you hide an ID tag on your property, remember to record the secret location in the online database.
What else can I do in my online account?
- Update address, email, password
- Update registry by adding brand, model, serial number
- Buy another security kit for yourself.
- Print or email updated registry entries.
Why do I need labels on my home’s exterior?
Would-be burglars will only know that your property is protected with ID tags when you place labels on the exterior of your home. Be sure to adhere the labels to clean, smooth exterior surfaces. And please note, once labels are applied, they are difficult to remove.
Why do I need window clings on interior glass?
You want would-be burglars to know that your property is protected, so place the window clings on clean interior glass surfaces facing outward in plain site.
Where are the hidden costs?
There are no hidden costs to our system. It’s just a onetime payment with no hidden fees. In the age of the internet, the playing field has been leveled between big businesses and small businesses. Because the business is so small, with just a few contractors and no investors, all of the savings get passed on to you.
Can I order additional kits?
Yes. Additional sets will be added to your existing account. Just log into your account and go to the product page to order again.
How does any of this deter burglaries?
The term “marked” means property has been tagged in some way and the serial numbers registered. Labels and window clings are a warning that let burglars know that your property is a bad target. Burglars know that being caught with marked property is like being caught with marked money. It’s strong evidence against them, and burglary middlemen (fences) don’t like to handle marked items either.
Why shouldn't I register my account with a company or university email?
We recommend that you use a personal email to register your account. When you change jobs or graduate, you’re email address will be closed. At a later time, if a Good Samaritan or the police recover an item belonging to you, the email link between you and your property is gone.
Can this be used as a lost and found?
Over 80% of people will make an effort to return lost property. Our asset tags are preregistered the instant an order is placed. Once adhered, honest people have an easy and convenient way to send you a secure email that protects your privacy, yet alerts you to where your lost property is located. Please use caution when recovering your property such as meeting in a public place during business hours. See our Personal Safety page for further details.
Does the database have backup?
Why should I have a printout when the information is stored on your database?
What's the difference between, theft, burglary and robbery?
What do I do if my property is stolen?
If I live in an apartment or dorm room, how do I warn burglars?
If I live up high in an apartment or dorm room, is there a point to applying window cling warning signs?
Yes. Burglars case a property before breaking in. If the burglar is on the ground floor or in another apartment or dorm room, seeing the window cling label will act as a deterrent.
How often do burglaries occur?
Burglaries are by far the largest crime committed against property owners. It is thought that nearly half of burglaries go unreported. Also, there is more than just the burglary. Doors, locks and windows may be damaged, and your remaining belongings might be trashed — and your valuables are gone.
What are the costs associated with burglaries?
You cannot put a price on the inconvenience, hassle, frustration, anxiety and fear you have after your home has been ransacked and your property stolen. In addition, you will be faced with the out-of-pocket expenses for repairs and replacement of the stolen property.
What is an insurance deductible?
An insurance deductible is the amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket before your insurance will cover you. Homeowners insurance deductibles typically range from $250 to $2,500.
Why do I need to register my property if I have homeowners insurance?
You have worked hard to make a safe home for yourself, so why not do what you can to keep it protected by using MyPropertyIDRegistry.com? Recovering from a burglary is about much more than the money. Remember, there will be the inconvenience, hassle, frustration, anxiety and fear associated with a burglary.
How can registering my property reduce insurance rates?
Homeowners insurance policies have the cost of a potential burglary built into the pricing. If overall burglaries are reduced, rates could level off or come down.
Can I buy this as a gift?
We have created a gift option that’s available on our BUY page. If you want to order a security kit as a gift, our product should not be ordered in your name, delivered to you, and then given away. If the product is ordered in the wrong way, the evidence will not hold up in court. It’s all about the chain of custody.
Should I use this product as a stand-alone security system?
We recommend that our product be used with additional or existing security measures. This is called layered security. There are dozens of ways to secure your home. From locking doors and windows to expensive, high-tech security systems; from reinforced locks and hinges to motion detecting cameras. Mix-and-match to keep criminals guessing.
Are there any warnings that come with the use of the security kit?
Do not adhere asset tags to wood, silver, jewelry or any other asset that has inherent value that would be diminished by the application of an industrial adhesive.
Asset tag adhesive takes at least 7 days to cure.
Choking hazard. Keep out of reach of small children.