Friday, Nov 5: FREE Laptop Register & Engraving

Dear Public Safety Friends,

Columbia University Public Safety will be engraving & registering laptops, MP3 Players & other electronics in the lobby of Lerner Hall (ramp area) on Friday, November 5, 2010, between the hours of 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  

Property engraved will be registered with the NYPD & CU Public Safety from New York to California. Operation ID is FREE, EFFECTIVE, and a GREAT LOST & FOUND TOOL. It makes it difficult for a thief to sell engraved/registered property. 

In case you missed it, a SIPA student reunited with his laptop thanks to Operation ID:

Also available will be:                                

  • 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 down loaded 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, staff only and will assist the police & Public Safety to locate your laptop or PC anywhere in the world.  This is not needed for download. Just 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 CU Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

Hope to see you there.

Ricardo Morales
Manager Crime Prevention Programs
Columbia University Public Safety