Thursday, 6 October 2011

Computer Theft and Security

Computers and laptops are very attractive items for criminals. There are a number of precautions that you can follow to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of computer theft or fraud. 
  • Crimestoppers crime prevention advice - computers 
  • Keep your computer in a locked cabinet, or lock the door to the room you keep it in to make it harder to steal. Try to keep it out of sight from windows

    • Use security screws and bolts to make it harder for people without the correct tool to open the casing to steal parts (but check with the manufacturer that this does not affect any guarantee) 
    • Use passwords, make back-up copies on disk and ‘watermark' documents. This will help protect your copyright and will mean you have a copy of your work if the computer is stolen
    • Take care with your financial information. Don't send your bank details in an email. If you are ordering goods over the internet, make sure the company has a secure server
    • If you need to carry a laptop with you, try to be discrete about it. Many laptops have distinctive bags, so try to put it in something else. Carry disks in a different place 
    • Install a security system with sensors


    1. Vivint is a great home security system if interested contact them at 866-683-1041. They are one of the top in the country.

    2. nothing can be a lot safer if you have a reliable home security systems.