Property Control System Manual (PCS)

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Effective: 1/27/1993

Revised: 7/1/2012

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PCS 802: Security of Equipment

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Purpose

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To ensure that equipment is properly secured and protected

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Source

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Property Control

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Policy

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Equipment must be secured and protected by department personnel. If equipment is stolen without apparent forced entry, State Risk Management insurance may not cover the reimbursement to the university.

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Procedure

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The following procedure is encouraged for improving equipment security in departments:

  1. Confirm that the capital equipment has an ASU Property Control number affixed to it. (This tag has proven to be a deterrent to theft.)
  2. Lock and secure all areas where equipment is located when employees are not present in the area.
  3. Secure equipment to lab benches or desks, where possible.
  4. Inventory equipment in the department quarterly.

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