Lost Electronic Devices Becoming Common in Airports

By: Laura Quarantiello


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LOST ELECTRONIC DEVICES BECOMING COMMON AT AIRPORTS

By Laura Quarantiello
? Tiare Publications
370 words

There’s more to the new airport security measures than just the
delays and inconvenience you have to deal with. During the
confusion and hassle of X-rays and hand checks of luggage,
more and more people are misplacing or forgetting electronic
gear such as cellular phones and laptop computers.Airport
personnel say that the number of electronic devices found
unclaimed in airport terminals is rising. Reuniting these gadgets
with their owners is becoming a difficult and full-time job . Most
of the gear is unmarked, lacking even basic owner information
such as an ID tag that would allow airline personnel to contact
the owner.

Here’s how to increase the chance your property will be returned
if you should lose your PDA pal or laptop life support:

Mark everything with your name, address and phone number.

Use
an identification tag on laptops and other larger devices. On cell
phones, pagers, PDAs and other smaller gadgets use a printed
label on the back. Some people place the label on the inside of the
battery compartment so it’s less conspicuous.

You can also engrave your ID information on your gear making it
more difficult to remove or rub off. If name, address and phone is
too much information to include, just use your driver’s license number.

Keep a record of the serial numbers of all your electronic equipment.
(Most have such a number somewhere on the case.) Record the
numbers, along with type and description of each unit and keep the
information it in a safe place. This will come in handy when you have
to submit a claim or need to identify your property

Report all losses. If you think you might have left an electronic device
at the airport you should contact the airlineFree Reprint Articles, report the loss and file a
claim as soon as possible/ Also consider reporting the loss to law
enforcement. Many devices are recovered by the police.

Get in the habit of keeping a close eye on your belongings. In the
madhouse of the airport it’s all too easy to look away for a
second or forget to pick up what you laid down. Make sure you
know what you brought with you and where it is at all times.

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