Source: Queensland Police Website
“Property that is most at risk of being stolen is desirable, usually small, has a good resale value and is able to be offloaded and sold quickly. Typically, this includes computers, cameras, multi-media devices, satellite navigation devices, mobile phones and power tools.”
Unfortunately the above items are being stolen during break and enter offences in the Jimboomba Police district. To assist police, residents are urged to mark their property as this will make items less desirable and will assist police in returning stolen items.
Visit the Queensland Police Website http://www.police.qld.gov.au. Go to Programs, Community Safety and Crime Prevention, Property Security, Property Identification.
Other useful strategies:
- Take photographs of jewellery and treasured possessions.
- Record serial numbers of your valuables.
- Record the IMEI number of your mobile telephone.
- Keep this information in a safe place so that it can be easily accessed should the need arise.
TRACKING LOST/STOLEN ELECTRONIC AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Here is some brief information about products and services that residents may consider in relation to the tracking of items mentioned above.
Disclaimer: Please be advised that neither Neighbourhood Watch nor the Queensland Police Service endorse these products and residents are urged to do their own research.
Source: Go to Google to find information on the following.
Find My iPhone.
The Find My iPhone app will allow you to use another device to locate your missing iPhone, iPod touch or Mac and to protect your data.
Find My Laptop.
Prey allows you to track your missing laptop, phone and tablet. It is lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7.
THEFT OF CREDIT CARDS
Secure Plus offers a “one call” service that will cancel stolen financial cards including credit cards, debit and ATM cards and assist in arranging for replacements to be reissued.
THEFT OF HOUSE KEYS AND CAR KEYS
Google Search: A Google search will take you to the Gone Blue website. www.goneblue.com It contains information relating to the Hidden Fake Wall Outlet safe and the Secret Closet Light Diversion Safe. Residents might care to consider these, or similar devices that can store keys and other small valuables and prevent them from being stolen during an illegal entry.