Will you share my personal information?
We will not. We will not sell any information about you such as your name and address, and we will not sell the information about the items you record on the database. We will never do any data analysis of your possessions. You’ll notice when you order our product that there is no fine print to review and “accept.” Our service is focused exclusively on providing customers with a police-validated security system.
Will you protect my privacy?
Because your privacy and security is our top priority, MyPropertyID uses trusted vendors that specialize in providing reliable and secure cloud-based internet services.
- Our hosting company manages the core operating system and software on their servers.
- Our cloud service provides the secured facilities and redundant service hardware in their data centers
- Our insurer provides ongoing, state-of-the-art guidance in cyber security.
To protect your privacy, customer accounts are created and managed using industry best practices.
- The privacy-protected database blocks unauthorized access to customer accounts.
- No credit card information is saved in the database.
- Customer passwords are encrypted and stored securely.
- An alert is sent when a customer changes a password or email address.
- Password resets are only valid for 24 hours.
- Customer information is never shared.
- Customer information and data is not manipulated in any way.
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.
How do I find my cell phone serial number?
It’s a pain, but the good news is you only have to enter these numbers once. Every mobile phone has an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The IMEI is listed on the box of a new phone. On an Android, it can usually be found under Settings > System > About Phone > Status. If there is a serial number, record that too. Every Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card has a Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID). If you’d like, record that too. For Apple devices, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204073
Can the police access my account?
Do serial numbers have any value?
If I don't enter serial numbers am I still protected?
Can I remove I.D. tags?
What does 'pre-activated' mean?
Do I have to type in the I.D. tag numbers?
What are commercial-grade I.D. tags?
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?
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?
Can I touch the I.D. tag adhesive?
Do I put the I.D. tags in a visible or out-of-the-way location?
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?
Why do I need window clings on interior glass?
What technical guidelines do you follow?
MyPropertyID utilizes the standards, regulations and guidelines set out by the following.
Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1224:
Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1225:
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Where are the hidden costs?
What are the sizes of the ID tags and warning labels?
Why don't you include yard signs?
We do not provide yard signs because they are prone to theft. The warning labels, if applied correctly, are very difficult to remove and are just as effective.
Can I order additional kits?
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.
What's the difference between, theft, burglary and robbery?
How often do burglaries occur?
There are about 8 million burglaries per year in the United States. Burglaries are by far the most common crime in shear numbers. They are also more traumatizing than most people understand. Just ask a victim. Also, there is more than just the burglary. Doors, locks and windows may be damaged and your property trashed. Lastly it is thought that only half of burglaries ever get reported, so double the reported numbers.
Because citizens don’t record serial numbers or mark property, only around 10% of burglaries are ever solved. Because a car’s VIN is always recorded and the vehicle tagged and titled, 60% are recovered.
Sadly, upwards of 250,000 burglaries per year turn violent
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. It is estimated that the average cost of a burglary is around $2000.
Why should I register with a personal email address?
We recommend that you use a personal email to register your account. When you change jobs or graduate, your 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?
Most 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?
It’s always a good idea to have backup. We recommend printing updated registry information and keeping it filed in the shipping envelope along with extra labels and the instruction sheet. We also recommend that you email yourself a copy as another form of backup. Remember, you can always login to MyPropertyID to update your registry.
What do I do if my property is stolen?
Contact the police. The first question they will ask is, Do you have a record of serial numbers and is your property marked? You are ready to the help the police. Print out a copy of your asset tag numbers and serial numbers. See our Personal Safety webpage for further details.
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.
What is an insurance deductible?
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 MyPropertyID? 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?
Can I buy this as a gift?
Should I use this product as a stand-alone security system?
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.