Crime Prevention Programs

Theft Prevention Programs

Operation ID

This FREE and EFFECTIVE program is a national crime prevention project designed to protect your valubles from theft which has resulted in a dramatic reduction in property crime. A unique ID number is engraved and registered with both the NYPD and CU Public Safety. From New York to California, Operation ID makes it difficult to sell stolen property on the street or to any pawn shop. Persons in the unauthorized possession of registered property are subject to arrest. Available by appointment. Call: 212-854-8513.

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NYPD Blue Light

The NYPD "Blue Light" (permanent invisible ink) program is designed to assist Law enforcement recover lost or stolen items. A special light is shined on the property that is found or recovered to determine if the item is registered in the program. Ideal for cell phones, MP3 Players, PDAs, calculators, laptops and more. The NYPD "Blue Light" program is FREE. For more information, please call crime prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Bike Registration

This FREE and EFFECTIVE program is a national crime prevention project designed to recover and identify your bike in the event of theft. Bike registration is FREE has been a big success on campus. Bike registration has aided in the recovery of several stolen bicycles. A unique ID number is engraved & registered with the NYPD and CU Public Safety. In addition, a high visibility police decal is placed on the bike to discourage theft and to alert the police. Persons in possession of a registered bike can be arrested for possession of stolen property. Available by appointment, please call crime prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Computer Security

CU Public Safety offers desk top computer security for departments at discounted pricing. Price includes lock & professional installation. For more information please call Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Laptop Locks

CU Public Safety offers discounted laptop locks for departments, students, faculty and staff. For more information please call Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Gadget Trak

GadgetTrak USB is GadgetTrak's patent-pending theft recovery system for removable media devices. Supported devices include flash drives, digital cameras, SD memory cards, Amazon Kindle, iPods, other MP3 players, Cell Phones, Black Berry and windows media. GadgetTrak is also available for Window and Mac operating systems. Columbia students, faculty & staff receive 25% off on the purchase of any Gadget Trak program. For more information or to receive the Columbia University 25% discount, please call CU Crime Prevention 212-854-8513.

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Stop-Theft Tags

The STOP Security Plate is a patented, permanently affixed and bar-coded metal tag that actively deters equipment theft. STOP Security Plates mark equipment with a verifiable registration number, clear warnings, and indelible identification that renders the equipment useless to a thief. It eliminates the reason for most thefts: Resale Value. Stop-Theft Tags are discounted for students, faculty and staff. For more information please call 212-854-8513.

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PC Phone Home

PC Phone Home is an award winning computer tracking and recovery software product that enables the actual recovery of your stolen laptop or desktop computer. The software installs in minutes, operates at a low level using almost no resources and is transparent to the user. Every time the computer connects to the Internet a stealth email is sent out and archived. Should your computer be stolen, the emails allow us to track and recover it. PC Phone home is FREE for CU students, faculty and staff. To download PC Phone Home for Windows to your office or personal computer or laptop, follow the instructions and download from this link: www.columbia.edu/acis/software/pcphonehome

For more information, please call CU Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Mac Phone Home

Mac Phone Home is an award winning computer tracking and recovery software product that enables the actual recovery of your stolen laptop or desktop computer. The software installs in minutes, operates at a low level using almost no resources and is transparent to the user. Every time the computer connects to the Internet a stealth email is sent out and archived. Should your computer be stolen, the emails allow us to track and recover it. Mac Phone home is FREE for CU students, faculty and staff.  Follow the instructions and down load from this link: www.columbia.edu/acis/software/pcphonehome

For more information, please call CU Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Self Defense Classes

CU Public Safety offers FREE self defense classes for students, faculty and staff several times during the academic year. For more information please call CU Crime Prevention at 212-854-8513.

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Combat Auto Theft Programs

Public Safety offers various proven effective crime prevention programs for autos that  you can take advantage of:

  • "The Club" & "The Cover" work together to prevent air bag theft & prevent your steering wheel from being cut and "The Club" from being defeated:
  • "The Club" Premier is $30 "The Cover" is $10

Get a FREE car shade with purchase while supplies last!

We also offer the following NYPD Programs FREE:

  • Combat Auto Theft: Vehicle is not normally driven between 1am & 5am. Click Here to download Application. Fill out application & fax to 212-932-0798. Someone will call you to follow up.
  • H.E.A.T: Owner of vehicle must be over 40 years old. No one under 25 years old is allowed to drive registered vehicle. Click Here to download Application. Fill out application & fax to 212-932-0798. Someone will call you to follow up.
  • Glass V.I.N. Etching: The new tool in the recovery of stolen vehicles. SAVE up 15% off your auto insurance. Click Here to download Application. Fill out application & fax to 212-932-0798. Someone will call you to follow up.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL the Crime Prevention Office @ 854-8513

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Discount Bike Lock Program

Prices and photo descriptions

Where can I purchase a discount bike lock?

  • Public Safety Operations Medical Center 24 hrs; 650 West 168 Street room 109, 212-305-8100
  • Public Safety Morningside Campus M-F 9A-5P; Low Library room 111, 212-854-8513

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 3.25
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain with Disc Lock

  • Super strong case hardened, tempered boron manganese chain for ultimate strength with a unique six sided hexagonal shape
  • Weather and heat resistant nylon cover
  • Includes a disc lock with one lighted key and two standard keys
  • The ultimate in motorcycle security in high theft areas
  • Narrower inner width of individual links prevents leverage attacks
  • A number 12 out of 12 rating for ultimate bike security.
  • $3750 Anti-theft guarantee.

Kryptonite NY U-Lock LS

  • 16mm hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks
  • Higher security disc-style cylinder
  • Double deadbolt locking for extensive holding power
  • Protective vinyl coating
  • Sliding dustcover protects and extends cylinder life
  • 3 keys - one lighted with high intensity bulb & replaceable battery
  • 3,000 Anti-Theft Protection Offer is included.
  • A number 11 out of 12 rating for ultimate bike security.

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2

  • 13mm hardened Performance steel shackle resists cutting and leverage attacks
  • High security Bent FootTM design for serious protection and great value
  • Patented deadbolt locking mechanism for extensive holding power
  • High security, pick and drill resistant disc-style cylinder
  • Enhanced internal engineering resists twisting leverage attacks
  • Offset key location and overhead cam locking mechanism resists leverage attacks
  • Rotating dust cover protects and extends cylinder life
  • Includes versatile EZ Mount transportation bracket
  • 2 keys - new "I" keys for easier usage
  • Anti-Theft Protection - $1500

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