Community Outreach

Office Security Tips

  • Your protection and protection of your property starts with your willingness to take a few simple steps.
  • Keep your purse, wallet, or other valuables with you at all times or lock them in a drawer or closet.
  • Lock your office door whenever you leave.
  • Cash left on your desk or in an unlocked drawer is a great temptation to thieves.
  • Request authorization from persons asking for confidential information or from delivery or repair people who want to enter an area restricted to employees.
  • If you are responsible for office keys, don't leave them on your desk or in the top drawer where they could be taken or copied easily.
  • Give keys only to those who have a legitimate need and make sure they are returned.
  • If keys are lost or stolen notify the Police Department immediately at 978-934-2398.

Laptop Security Tips

  • Secure your laptop with a security cable to a desk. 
  • Never leave your laptop unattended, even for a moment.
  • Be certain to back up all important data daily. Remember the hardest thing to replace when a laptop is stolen is the data.
  • Protect your data and access to your computer with strong passwords. 
  • Do not leave your laptop in your vehicle; if you must, secure it in the trunk.
  • Secure your laptop in your office or work area in a locked closet or cabinet.
  • Consider installing a theft recovery tracking device on your PC. If it is lost or stolen you have a greater chance of recovery. Such as Laptop Lo-jack, LocateMyLaptop, GadgeTrak, Laptop Cop, etc.
  • Other anti-theft devices can be purchased at any local computer store.