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Lock all doors, even if you are leaving only for a short time. Make certain to lock your door before you go to sleep. Never prop open any locking door.  – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Christian Walliker - General Security Tips  Security inside buildings 

Christian Walliker - General Security Tips
Security inside buildings
Residence halls
  • Lock all doors, even if you are leaving only for
    a short time.
  • Make certain to lock your door before you go to
  • Never prop open any locking door.
  • Avoid leaving notes on your door saying that you
    are out.
  • If you use voice mail, do not provide your name
    or phone number in the outgoing message.
  • Campus offices and labs
  • Be sure doors are locked whenever you leave an
    unattended office or lab.

  • Never leave doors propped open or leave keys in
    an unlocked cabinet or desk drawer. Lock
    cabinets and drawers when not in use.
  • It is not advisable to tape extra keys under desk
    drawers or in file cabinets.
  • Dont unlock entire floors or department areas if
    only a single door or work area will provide the
    necessary access.
  • Secure computer equipment, balance scales, and
    other small portable items to a fixed surface
    using manufacturers security devices or cable
    locks available from Protective Services.
  • When leaving your office or lab for the day, make
    sure all windows are closed and locked, all
    valuables and confidential materials are locked
    up, and all desks, files, and doors are locked.
  • Secure purses, wallets, backpacks, briefcases, or
    electronic devices in locked cabinets, closets,
    or other safe areas.

Security outside buildings Street crime
  • Try to avoid walking alone, particularly during
    hours of darkness. If you must walk alone at
    night, use well-lit streets with as much vehicle
    traffic as possible and walk near the curb.
  • Avoid carrying a purse and keep a wallet in your
    pocket instead. Keeping money separate will
    allow you to hand over your cash without
    sacrificing your credit cards, identification,
    and personal papers/cards. If you must carry a
    purse, clutch it tightly under your arm rather
    than loosely hung from your shoulder. Use a
    shoulder strap across your body.
  • Scan the area ahead as you walk. If you observe
    suspicious person or vehicles, change direction
    and walk to a place of safety.

  • If you are walking when streets are relatively
    empty, make eye contact with everyone you pass
    and keep yourself at arms length away from them.
  • Walk briskly and confidently.
  • After dark public parks, vacant lots, and areas
    with excessive trees and bushes.
  • While waiting for a bus or MetroLink train, if
    the station is deserted, wait in a well-lit
    section with your back against the wall, if
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Driving/parking lots and garages
  • Have your key ready when you approach your
  • Check before you get in to make sure no one is
    hiding beneath or inside the vehicle.
  • Enter your vehicle, start the engine, secure the
    doors, latch your seat belt, and drive away.
  • Drive on well traveled streets and never pick up
    hitchhikers. Dont hitchhike yourself.
  • Keep your car in gear while stopped, with all the
    windows up and doors locked.
  • When you park, use a well-lighted, designated
    parking area.
  • If you carry valuables in your carsuch as GPS
    devices, cell phones, laptop or tablet
    computers, or loose changekeep them out of sight
    in the trunk.
  • Keep cell phones charged and contacts up-to-date.
  • If you are deliberately forced to stop your
    vehicle, keep the doors locked, turn on the
    lights, and sound the horn. Use your cell phone
    to call for help.
  • Notify Protective Services, in advance, if you
    have arranged for windshield/glass replacement,
    mechanical service, or towing, while you are at

  • Off campus
  • Keep your doors and windows closed and locked.
  • Contact your local police department for
    recommendations regarding lock purchase and
  • Always identify visitors before letting them in.
  • Request that service people show identification
    before you open the door.
  • Use a timer to turn lights and a radio on and
    off, if you will arrive home late or will be
    away for a period of time.
  • Keep police and emergency numbers near your
    telephone. 911 is the default emergency number
    for most areas.
  • Do not lend your keys to service people or anyone
    you do not know and trust.
  • If a stranger asks to use your telephone or cell
    phone, do not open the door. Offer to call for
  • Do not give credit card numbers to any stranger
    or to anyone over the phone unless you are
    certain to whom you are speaking.
  • Report any unusual or suspicious activity near
    your home to the local police.

Identity theft Credit/debit cards and personal
  • Keep credit/debit cards, personal checks, and
    cash in a safe place.
  • Shop with credit/debit cards or checks when
    possible. They are less likely to be stolen than
  • Keep a record of all credit/debit card account
    numbers and telephone numbers associated with
    these accounts.

  • Photocopy both front and back of all your
    credit/debit cards and keep the copies in a
    secure location.
  • Do not keep Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)
    in any location that may be associated with the
    cards they activate.
  • Do not give account numbers over the telephone,
    by mail, or online, unless you are certain of
    the companys service and credibility.
  • Always keep credit/debit card receipts.
  • Report the loss or theft of credit/debit cards
    immediately to the issuing authority.
  • File a police report in the jurisdiction where
    the card was stolen. This proves to credit
    providers that you are diligent and is the first
    step toward an investigation.
  • Call the three national credit report
    organizations immediately to place a fraud alert
    on your name and social security number. The
    alert means that any company that checks your
    credit will know that your card was stolen and
    they much contact you to authorize new credit.
  • Identity theft
  • Exercise caution when sharing personal
    information over the internet, the telephone, or
    in person.
  • Do no put your credit card number on the internet
    unless it is encrypted on a secured site.
  • Do not put your telephone number, social security
    number, or telephone number on checks or your
    credit receipts.
  • When you order new credit cars in the mail, watch
    the calendar to make sure you get the card
    within the appropriate time. Destroy expired
    credit cards.
  • Cancel all credit cards you have not used in the
    last six months.

  • Shred all documents, including pre-approved
    credit applications received in your name,
    insurance forms, bank checks, statements, and
    other financial information you are discarding.
  • If victimized, notify the financial institutions
    where your accounts may have been tampered with.
    Closing accounts may be necessary.
  • Place a watch on all checks coming through your
    account to ensure only checks you wrote are
    paid. Check online accounts regularly to insure
    proper status.
  • Change your ATM Card and PIN number.
  • Notify all of your credit-card companies.

General safety tips ATM safety tips
  • Be alert at all times when using any ATM
    (walk-up, drive-up, inside, or outside). After
    completing your transaction, leave immediately.
  • Avoid using an ATM in an isolated or
    poorly-lighted area after dark.
  • Be accompanied by another person when using an
    ATM after dark.
  • Refrain from displaying cash. Place cash in your
    pocket or purse as soon as the transaction is
  • If you notice anyone or anything that seems
    suspicious when using or considering the use of
    an ATM, dont make the transaction use another
    ATM or return at a later time.
  • Report all crimes to the operator of the ATM or
    to local law enforcement officials.
  • Protect your ATM or debit card as you would cash
    or a credit card, and never let anyone else use
    it. Do not share the PIN associated with your

  • Memorize your PIN. Do not write it on your card
    or leave it in your wallet.
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