Today: Free Engraving & Registering of Laptops

Dear Public Safety Friends,

Columbia Unoversity Public Safety will be engraving and registering laptops, MP3 Players, and other electronics at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Building on Friday, October 15, 2010, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This free event will take place in SIPA's lobby, by the "fish bowl," at 420 West 118th Street. 

Engraved properties will be registered with the NYPD & CU Public Safety from New York to California. Operation ID is FREE, EFFECTIVE, A GREAT LOST & FOUND TOOL and makes it difficult for a thief to sell an engraved / registered property.
The following will also be available:

  • FREE NYPD "Blue Light" invisible ink, great for cell phones and other electronics.
  • Discount Kensington Ultra Laptop locks -- $25
  • Discount Kryptonite Bike Locks -- $10, $20, $45, $70
  • Stop Theft Tags -- $13

If you have not downloaded the FREE PC & laptop recovery program, PC Phone Home or Mac Phone Home from the CUIT Web site, please go to and follow the instructions on this link for PC or Mac Phone Home. This program is FREE for students, faculty, and staff only and will assist the Police & Public Safety locate your laptop or PC anywhere in the world. There is no need for downloads. Record your computer's serial number / Mac Address and keep it in a safe location. Public Safety will need this information in the event of theft.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Columbia University Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

Thank you and I hope you can make it.

Ricardo Morales
Manager Crime Prevention Programs
Columbia University
Department of Public Safety