First, create a list of your most precious objects.
One of the most effective ways to protect your valuables is to carve on them, your name or a number. For engraving you can contact a specialist or buy a dedicated electric portable tool. This makes it easier to recover your valuables in case of theft. Before doing this, contact police what is preferable to use your name, your ID number, social security number or something else.

By engraving your name or number on points of your precious objects, you prevent robbery in two ways:

  1. Discourage the thief since marked objects are harder to sell.
  2. If a thief steals marked objects, it is much easier to be arrested and persecuted when they are found in his possession.

Objects worth billions, stolen each year are never returned to the owners. Why? Because without any feature on the objects, the police are unable to control the swag, or to find the owner.

Items that have already been marked with serial numbers such as cars, TVs, cameras, typewriters, radios, stereo, devices, etc. do not need to be marked with your name or personal number.
If you need to sell an engraved item, do not distort your name or number.
When selling a featured item, it is advisable to record a simple delivery receipt stating that you were the previous owner of the item. This will prevent potential legal harassment for the new owner.

To protect the smallest valuable items such as jewelry, silverware, etc., it’s wise to take a photo of each item.
Once you have tagged or photographed all of your valuables, write a detailed list of these items and keep them in a safe place. When new items are acquired, add them to your list. When some items are sold or discarded, delete them from the list.

If you use credit cards, they must also be recorded in your list.