Six loss prevention tips for laptop during travelling
Do you know that recently it was reported by some research that claims over 10,000 laptops are lost or stolen every WEEK at US airports. So here are simple six loss prevention tips for laptop during travelling.
Preventive Control Method
1. Place your laptop in the first bin you put on the belt of the X-ray machine. You should put your laptop bag in front of it./
Put the bin with your shoes, belt, purse, wallet, etc. right behind your laptop. And your carry-on bag last. The first thing you should do on the other side is put your laptop in its bag before the other luggage crashes into it and dumps it on the floor. Your other stuff separates it from the person behind you and in front of you.
2. Mark your laptop! Put a sticker on it. I know people hate to do this. But you should identify your laptop in such a way that you can quickly identify it.
There are lots of Dell computers our there. I have almost picked up the wrong laptop on many occasions. DO NOT TAPE YOUR BUSINESS CARD TO YOUR LAPTOP. Do not become a target by letting potential laptop thieves know just how valuable your laptop may be. My favorite marker for my Dell Latitude is the white Apple sticker I got with my iPod.
3. If you lose your laptop contact the TSA immediately.
Call the airport. Take action. I bet in 99% of the cases you can get it back.
Protective Control Method:
4. Protect your information If you keep a lot of personal or financial information on your computer
Also have the tools to protect your information through a process called encryption. Some free encryption such as TrueCrypt would be usefull.
5. Protect your laptop with a strong password If you travel with your laptop frequently,
You should secure it with a strong password. Check your computer's Help and Support service to learn how to add or change your system password. To find out how to create passwords that are tough for hackers to crack, but easy for you to remember
6. Back up before you go Always back up your information before you take your laptop on a trip.
You can't always avoid the financial loss of your equipment, but you can avoid losing all your information in the process.