FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are payments secured?

Credit card security is important to us. 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.

Will you protect my privacy?

We will never share any of your personal information with third parties unless expressly set out in Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

If i don't enter serial numbers am I still protected?

Yes! A Good Samaritan can return lost items because the serial number on your I.D. tag is tied to your account immediately when you place your order. Most burglars are young, heavy drug and alcohol users, and sloppy. There is still a chance you can recover lost property.

Can the police access my account?

Only you can access your account. If you have been burglarized, you can print out or email your I.D. tag numbers and inventory record to give to law enforcement. In the more unlikely event of a very serious crime, and with a subpoena, police can access your account. See Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE KIT?

The security kit contains 10 I.D. tags the size of return address labels each with a unique number automatically linked to your online account the instant your order is complete. You also get a total of 7 warning labels to deter burglars.

WHAT ARE Commercial-Grade I.D. TAGS?

Our I.D. 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 I.D. 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 Can I Adhere My I.D. Tags to?

I.D. 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 I.D. tag to your key ring, key fob, wallet and passport.

WARNING: Do not adhere I.D. 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.

WHAT DOES 'PREREGISTER' MEAN?

Preregister means your I.D. tags are automatically tied to your account at time of order. This is the magic of the web. When you place your order, unique I.D. tag numbers are assigned to you. Those I.D. tags with those same numbers are then mailed to you.

Do I Need to Register I.D. Tags When They Arrive?

Because our I.D. tag numbers are preregistered and tied to your account at the time you order, you can apply your I.D. tags to your valuables without registering the numbers.

Can I Add Brands, Models and serial Numbers to My Account?

After you have applied your I.D. 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?

That’s okay. You will probably buy something soon and need an I.D. tag. Maybe you’ll move and need a few warning labels. Keep all the leftovers in the original envelope. Even print out a copy of your account information and keep it there too.

What If I have more than 10 items?

We recommend you start with 10 I.D. tags so you can familiarize yourself with the system. Even if everything isn’t tagged on your property, you are partially protected. If you’d like another set, please feel free to reorder using your existing account. The next available set of numbered I.D. tags will automatically be tied to your account.

Can I use I.D. tags on portable items I carry around with me?

Only if you feel safe doing so. If someone finds your item, they can enter the I.D. tag number on our website and an automatically generated email will be sent to you. Your privacy is protected unless you choose to contact that third party. It’s your property and your personal safety. Only do what you are comfortable with. See our Personal Safety webpage for details.

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 I.D. tags and your property.

Remember: dry the area thoroughly before applying I.D. tags.

Do I Need to Dry the Area?

Yes. Rub the surface completely dry before adhering your I.D. tags. Do not adhere your I.D. tags to any kind of wet surface.

Can I Touch the I.D. Tag Adhesive?

The adhesive on the back of your I.D. tags is not dangerous, but debris on your fingers can interfere with the effectiveness of the adhesive.

Can I Remove I.D. Tags?

I.D. 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.

Do I put the I.D. tags in a visible or out-of-the-way location on my individual piece of property?

Our advice is to mix it up. If you are comfortable having the I.D. 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 I.D. 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 I.D. 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.

Can I order additional kits?

Yes. One at a time. Just log into your account and go to the product page to order again.

HOW DOES ANY OF THIS DETER BURGLARS?

Being caught with marked property is like being caught with marked money. Burglars know that getting caught with marked property is strong evidence against them, and burglary middlemen (fences) don’t like to handle marked items. Labels and window clings are a warning that let burglars know that your property is a bad target.

Why shouldn't I register my account with a company, college 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?

We encourage our users to always backup their database entries. It’s easy. On the database page is an option to print or email a backup copy for your records. Through our service provider and hosting service, we have multiple backups as well.

Why should I have backup 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 MyPropertyIDRegistry.com tupdate your registry.

What's the difference between, theft, burglary and robbery?

Theft is the unauthorized taking of property when there is nobody present as a witness. Burglary is the unlawful entry into a structure when no one is there. Robbery involves violent threats and physical force against individuals and groups who are present at the time of a crime.

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?

Place a warning label on your door, and if you have a patio or window facing out, use a window cling there.

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?

MyPropertyIDRegistry.com is citizen’s burglary prevention system which requires the participation of its customers. We recommend that this product be registered in the name and address of the property owner.

Do you have a flier that I can download and email to a friend?

Yes. The flier describes the basics about the product. Click here to open.

SHOULD I USE THIS PRODUCT AS A STAND-ALONE SECURITY SYSTEM?

We recommend that our product be used with additional or existing security measures. 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?

Yes!

WARNING:
This product is not designed or intended to be used as a stand-alone burglary deterrent. It must be used with other security systems, measures and approaches.

WARNING:
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.

WARNING:
Asset tag adhesive takes at least 7 days to cure.

WARNING:
Choking hazard. Keep out of reach of small children.

Do you have a disclaimer?

We do not guarantee that our security kit will absolutely stop burglary, theft or other crimes. Our security kit is a DETERRENT to such acts. We will always do our utmost to stay current on crime prevention strategies, particularly in the areas of burglary and theft. We will continue to offer the best products possible to help deter such crimes.

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