Protecting your property

The UBC campus is a generally safe place to be, but property theft can happen anywhere. Take a moment to refresh yourself on a few strategies to keep your personal belongings safe.

Using common sense

  • The majority of theft prevention is common sense. By making habits out of common-sense actions, you will make yourself less vulnerable.
  • Don’t leave your valuables unattended in public places. Make sure to keep your personal belongings with you or ask a friend to look after them while you’re away.
  • Lock the door behind you.
  • Keep all of your electronics password-protected.
  • Minimize the amount of valuables/cash you carry in public.


Recording your belongings

  • Engrave your property with your driver’s license or identification card number.
  • Record the make, model and serial numbers of your valuable property.
  • Make a list of all credit/debit cards, along with phone numbers for easy cancellation — make sure to store this in a safe location or password protect it.
  • Install location software on each mobile device so it’s easier to find if lost or stolen.