The following procedure is encouraged for improving equipment security in departments:

  1. Confirm that capital equipment has a UW property control tag affixed to it. (property tags have proven to be a deterrent to theft),
  2. Lock and secure all areas where equipment is located when employees are not present in the area,
  3. Secure equipment to lab benches or desks, if and where possible,
  4. Inventory equipment in the department periodically.
  5. Report stolen equipment to the UW Police Departrment immediately upon discovery

Refer to Lost/Stolen Equipment