Property Safety Most burglaries and thefts are crimes of opportunity and happen within a very short period of time. Eliminating the opportunity can help reduce your chances of becoming the victim of a property crime. Here are a few general precautions that can be taken to better protect your personal property: Never leave your property unattended. Always lock your door and do not give your keys to anyone. Close and lock your windows. Participate in Operation ID, http://www.uah.edu/police/services/id. Always lock your vehicle. Lock your bicycle. Register your bicycle with UAHuntsville Housing Department. Do not lend your keys or access cards to anyone. Keep your purse or wallet hidden and close to our body. If possible use tracking technology for cell phones. Call UAHuntsville Police Department, 256-824-6596, if you become the victim of a burglary or theft.