Help in recovering stolen laptops and smartphones.

Help in recovering stolen laptops and smartphones.

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by admin

 

 Portable by design and make laptops and phones easy targets for theft.  With average costs around $ 450 and more, laptop theft is a real concern.  It is not just the value of the hardware but the data on the systems that make the theft even more costly.

There are a number of applications that can help retrieve stolen laptops at very reasonable costs, and some are free.  These applications should be viewed as insurance policies just as you would insure your other valuable belongings.

Recently a stolen laptop was recovered when the owner used location data to track down the computer and ultimately get it back.

See this article at “PC Magazine” that describes various applications that could be helpful in protecting your laptop;

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/265209/five-security-apps-that-can-help-recover-a-stolen-laptop