Personal and Property Safety Tips

  • Get a good U-lock for your bike.
  • Get a cable lock for your laptop.
  • No lock works UNLESS you lock it.
  • Lock public doors or gates to your apartment building, dormitory, or office.
  • Never leave a public door propped open, even for a friend.
  • Always lock windows that are accessible from the outside.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in common rooms or coat rooms.
  • When leaving your room for vacation or recess, store valuables in a security storage area or take them with you.
  • Don’t leave items within view in your car. Always lock car doors and purchase an antitheft device.
  • Record serial number, model, and brand of valuables. Stolen property can’t be lawfully reclaimed unless it can be identified.
  • Keep house and car keys on separate key chains. When leaving your car for service or at a lot, leave only the car keys.
  • Never attach your address to your keychain. Yale urges you never to attach your ID tag to your keychain.
  • Do not lend your keys or ID tag to service people.
  • If a stranger asks to use your telephone, do not let the person in. Offer to call for assistance yourself.
  • Find My iPhone, iPad, and Mac
  • How to find a lost Android? Use apps such as “Where’s My Android?”
  • Install and use the Live Safe / Bull Dog App
  • Know the locations of the Blue Lights.
  • Carry a cell phone with you.
  • Avoid distractions while walking, maintain situational awareness.
  • Know your route of travel and alternate route.
  • Avoid late night walking alone.  Consider calling Yale Security for an escort.
  • Be familiar with the services offered by Yale transportation, Yale Security and Yale Police.