Protecting your Gadgets.
do not lose that dissertation, vital work records or precious photos. You can also see if someone saves their documents on your machine and they can potentially be traced this way too.
Various mobile phone manufacturers now offer their own equivalent of iCloud, such as HTC newer models, generally free of charge – always worth asking or googling “Back up online”
In addition to free products, there are also licensed products available such as LoJack, but these come attract an annual subscription cost.
Immobilise. A secure website where you can record all the details of your valuables from TVs to power tools, cycles to jewellery. You can record serial numbers and descriptions, and even upload photos. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a theft or burglary, just press a button and all the information is passed through to the police database. www.immobilise.com
Using PIN codes or patterns
It is very strongly recommended that any IT equipment be protected by using a password.
Mobile phones owners should always make use of a PIN code or pattern or any other security features available in order to make accessing these devices more difficult. This is particularly important for Smart Phones on the basis that anyone finding or stealing your phone can directly access accounts such as Facebook, eBay, Email etc from the phone itself as passwords are often saved.
If you are interested in any further crime reduction advice, please contact the Pre Crime Unit on 101 ext 800 3011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org