Unexpected emergencies – from natural disasters to personal
ones like theft, device failure or losing your phone or laptop – can be
stressful, to say the least.
The good news is that your reactions to them don’t have to be
stressful because Dropbox can give you the tools and peace of mind to
get everything in order before anything ever happens. You can prepare a
'Dropbox Go Box' to ensure you never permanently lose anything
Get your emergency plan in order
First, you should always be prepared for any physical concerns during
a natural disaster that may potentially affect you or your family. You
can consult this handy guide for specific emergencies and prepare yourself accordingly. And be sure to download the FEMA app
to get real-time alerts from the National Weather Service. Then it’s
time to focus on the tangible ways you can prepare yourself for an
emergency, digitally. Similar to a 'go bag' that one gets ready in
advance of a hurricane, fire event or other natural disaster, Dropbox
can help you prepare a digital 'go box'.
Preserve irreplaceable memories
Quickly save and store
family photographs, memorable letters, voicemails from loved ones or
pics of heirlooms – all safely to the cloud. And then relax knowing that
Dropbox backs up all your devices at once to ensure nothing you save is
lost due to device failure, disaster or theft.
Be vigilant about protecting all of your stuff
It’s time to start scanning passports, birth certificates and all important legal docs. Use Dropbox Scan
to scan vitally important physical documents into high quality PDFs
that you can save to the cloud and access from anywhere. Use Dropbox Passwords so that your passwords are both remembered and protected across all your devices. Then use Dropbox Vault
to safeguard your most sensitive docs using a PIN that’s for your eyes
only. Be sure to designate a person you trust with this information so that
they can access these docs if you can’t. Then automatically back up everything on your desktop, documents and downloads to your Dropbox account so that you can access anything from anywhere at any time.
With Dropbox, your precious items are always secure
Dropbox takes security very seriously. And with version history,
you can count on being able to restore or recover anything in your
Dropbox account for up to 30 days. And even if you lose your phone or
laptop during an emergency, all of your data stays safe and is always
under your control. So if you need to remotely wipe a lost device or
sync files to a new device, you can do it in just a few minutes. But
don’t worry, your data is not actually lost; it’s just removed from the
old device so that no one else can access it.
No time like the present
Some emergencies may come with advance warning, such as hurricanes or wildfires, while others can catch us totally by surprise like theft or device failure. Either way, if your vital documents aren’t protected beforehand, you could lose them forever. That’s why getting your 'Dropbox Go Box' in order now is a great idea to protect all the vital documents you care about before it’s too late.