As laptops and tablets grow ever more popular, computer theft is quickly becoming more common. Laptops are, after all, mobile computing solutions. This means that their owners frequently use them in public places such airports, coffee shops, and restaurants – places where there’s great potential for the machine to be stolen. While it’s possible to purchase a laptop lock which secures your laptop to the table, this doesn’t deter someone who’s really set on walking off with your machine. All they’d need is a pair of bolt cutters, and they could walk away with your computer, as well as all your personal and business files.
Your laptop computer is an investment. You’ve likely spent thousands of dollars on it, and the last thing you want is someone walking away with your hard earned money. In addition, you’ve got time invested in it, as well. Time setting up programs, adding bookmarks, and installing just the software you need to make it run perfectly. If it’s stolen, even if you’ve got the money to replace it, you can never replace that time.
Luckily, there’s a unique solution available to track a stolen laptop. Utilizing both computer and mobile technology, you can purchase laptop protection software. This software allows you to log in to your mobile device and track your stolen laptop. Within minutes, you can lock down your laptop, change your passwords, delete any critical or confidential data, and track the location of the computer itself. Imagine never worrying about someone else gaining access to your files again!
We have already given a brief overview of GadgetTrack, the utility for tracking your gadgets, and not we’d like to concentrate more on other features that laptop protection software packages available on market have. Laptop tracking software has a variety of useful features. Depending on the program you choose, you can remotely activate your webcam, taking pictures of anyone who’s using your computer, their location, etc. Some programs allow you to hook into your computer remotely. Others track your laptop by IP address, wifi connection, GPS location, or other features, leading you (or the police) straight to your stolen computer. Still others allow you to remotely wipe your computer.
If you’re less concerned about the machine itself, and more concerned about the data it contains, this type of software may be the right option for you. For example, doctors, lawyers, and accountants frequently work with confidential information. If you have files on your computer that could cause business or privacy issues if they were accessed by someone else, then this software will come in handy. Using your mobile phone, which is linked to your computer through a piece of software that runs in the background, you can log in and either wipe your entire computer, or wipe a series of predesignated folders and files. Either way, your files remain safe and secure, you keep your job, and the thief doesn’t gain access to any important data in the time it takes for the police to recover your machine.
No matter the program, it’s useless to install this type of software if you’re careless with your laptop or tablet. In general, it’s a wise idea to follow basic safety rules. Don’t leave your computer unattended in a public place. Password protect your computer itself, and any files that you don’t want random strangers to have access to. If you must leave your computer in your vehicle, do so only for short periods of time. Cover your laptop case with something, like a blanket, so that it’s not immediately obvious to someone peeking through your window, or lock it securely in your trunk. Be sure all your car windows are rolled up and that your car doors are locked. When it comes to computers, it’s better to be safe than sorry. The machines are expensive, carry confidential information, and can be difficult to replace.Tags: laptopsecuritysoftware