Protecting your property - Computers
Computers are a popular item to steal. Making sure your home is secure will help guard against this, but there are some extra steps you could take.
Keep your computer in a locked cabinet, or lock the door to the room you keep it in to make it harder to steal.
Use security screws and bolts to make it harder for people without the correct tool to open the casing to steal parts (but check with the manufacturer that this does not affect any guarantee).
Use passwords, make back-up copies on disk and ‘watermark documents. This will help protect your copyright and will mean you have a copy of your work if the computer is stolen.
Be very careful with financial information. For example, don’t send your bank details in an e-mail. If you are ordering goods over the Internet, make sure the company has a secure server.
If you need to carry a laptop computer with you, try to be discreet about it. Many laptops have distinctive bags, so try to put it in something else, and follow other personal security advice. It may also be useful to carry disks in a different place.