zTrace TechnologiesEnglishGermanFrenchUnited Kingdom IrelandBelgiumLuxembourg Tell a friend about zTracezTrace privacy policy
zTrace Technologies What if YOUR laptop gets stolen?What if YOUR laptop gets stolen?

ProductGet It Now!NewsQuestion DeskzLabMedia RoomzTrace Corporate
Loss PreventionLoss Prevention
  Login Name 

zTrace Gold FACTS PAGE
zAset Track LINKS
Loss Prevention
At zTrace Technologies, we employ some of the most advanced technology available for Web security. We also adhere to a strict  privacy policy  to safeguard your personal information. However, there are several additional steps you should take to maximize the security of your valuable property.
General Guidelines for Loss Prevention
     -  Air Travel with Laptops
     -  Auto Travel and Computer Transportation
At Work

General Guidelines for Loss Prevention
  • When buying a second-hand notebook or PC, ask for a receipt and/or the original receipt from its first purchase. Also, when paying for a used computer, make use of a check instead of paying with cash.
  • Keep a record of your system. Record your computer's model name, number, and serial number and place this information in a secure place. In the event that your computer is stolen, you will be able to provide the authorities with proper information.
  • Remember that carrying a laptop bag tells everyone that you are carrying something of value. Be cautious of this and, if possible, use a well-padded and inconspicuous bag instead.
  • Do not place computers near windows, where a thief can easily smash the glass and grab your computer.
  • Label all laptop bags, PC screens, PC cases and all equipment with your personal contact information.

Travel (Air and Auto)

Air Travel with Laptops
  • When traveling through airports, never leave your laptop unattended.
  • Do not check your laptop in as baggage. Always have it with you as a carry-on.
  • When going through the baggage x-ray machine, let your laptop go through while keeping an eye on it. Do not let it out of your sight, especially if it has gone through the x-ray machine while you are still being checked by security. Do not put your laptop into the x-ray machine while the person in front of you is still being checked by security.
  • If airport security requests that the laptop be turned on, handle your laptop yourself and try to avoid having them touch your laptop.
  • Equip your laptop bag with a lock even though it will go with you as a carry-on.
  • If you use your laptop during the flight, never leave it unattended.
  • Keep your laptop underneath the seat in front of you and not in the overhead compartment.
Auto Travel and Computer Transportation
  • Never leave your laptop or computer inside your vehicle. If it must be left in your vehicle, keep the notebook locked in its bag and out of sight and the PC covered.
  • Discreetly put away your laptop or PC in the trunk or under the seat of your car.
  • If your computer must be left in the car, do not leave any windows rolled down. All windows must be rolled up completely.

At Work
  • Engraving your laptops and PCs will deter thieves from stealing your equipment, as reselling engraved machines proves to be difficult.
  • Make use of physical locks for your computer when in the office, as they are easily snatched from desks.
  • Lock your office to prevent people from coming in uninvited. Back up all your data.
  • Keep an inventory of all your equipment.

ProductsGet It Now!NewsQuestion DeskzLabMedia RoomzTrace Corporate
Copyright © 1999-2004 zTrace Technologies. All rights reserved. Terms of Use. Privacy Policy.