Theft Prevention Tips
Theft is one of the more common crimes on the UW-Eau Claire Campus. You can help reduce the amount of thefts by taking these proactive steps.
- Keep an inventory of your items - Include the items serial number
- Photograph your items or record distinguishing characteristics of the item
- Use permanent marker or engrave identifying information on your items
- Don't share your dorm combination - Have it changed if you feel your combination has been compromised
- Make sure your door fully closes - Don't leave your door propped open
- Keep small valuables out of sight and store them in a secure location
- Don't leave your valuables unattended in public areas
- Don't keep valuables in your vehicle and remember to lock your vehicle
- When securing your bicycle - Route the cable lock through the front tire AND bicycle frame
- Utilize anti-theft tracking software/Apps on your cell phones, iPods, and laptops
How to Find Your Computer's MAC Address
A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique number assigned to your computer. This number can be used to aid Police in retrieving your stolen computer. Follow these steps to find your MAC address.
Windows Operating system
- Click on the Start Menu
- In the search bar type "run" and press enter
- Type "cmd" in the pop up window
- At the command prompt, type "ipconfig/all" without quotes
- Your MAC Address is listed under "Physical Address" as a series of 6 groups of two digits, letters and numbers, separated by dashes.
Mac Operating System
- Click on the apple icon at the far left of the top menu bar.
- From the drop-down menu choose "System Preferences" then "Network".
- Your MAC address will be the field labeled "Ethernet Address" under the "TCP/IP" tab.