Simple tip make sure you have your name and phone number in the camera memory under copyright information.
If its is recovered you can easy prove to the police its yours.
In the vertical grip of my D800 I have a tracker . looks like a battery about the size of a matchbox. If I phone it on my smartphone I get a map on google with the street and house number where it is ..Cost £29 ..ok put it in your camera box or whatever..if you are quick it gives you a chance to find your gear.
Anybody have insurance Im finding that while at home there isn't any problems, new for old and accidental cover for full price. However while out and about each item only £500 ,im thinking they wouldn't count a lens as part of the camera if it was bought separately?, but not looked around for anything better from well known companies
www.immobilise.com been using it many years, also use marker pen, but like the tracker idea, already have that on cell phone
Regarding camera gear if travelling abroad using a hire car... as a close mate of mine learnt from recent experience in Athens March 2017 -
1. Have specific photography insurance in place covering all items - this is a must!
2. In tourist areas take note of the people around you and try not to be on your own. Not everyone will be a tourist!
3. Keep all gear in arms reach and in sight. For example don't leave unattended anywhere, even in the boot of a car. If it is left in the boot which is concealed - its very simple to force the drivers lock open on most cars, thus allowing boot to be accessed.
4. Park in designated car parks and try to be in a secure area. Street parking is not advised.
A few simple rules to follow. I'm sure many people can add to this...
I follow none of these bar maybe rule 4 - my view is to head to low risk areas - non touristy mountainous places to be exact. The risk of crime in a car park in the Ordesa Valley or in Gavarnie is very low risk - whereas on a street in Rome in might be a lot lot higher. I tend to sleep in the car so a douvet etc covers the bags that are strapped into the seats - but it looks like a bomb site - messy cars aren't robbers dreams.
I also tend to leave some gear behind in a hotel/B&B before heading out so even if the car is robbed-not everything is gone. I used to have the insurance but the price of the policies over the last half decade is well into four figures and as such I could afford to replace anything lost/broken/stolen. My travel insurance allows a claim for stolen gear but upto £2000 only.