Methods for security a laptop (theft)
Posted on 2006-05-26
i am looking for suggestions for securing a laptop in the event of theft. the suggestions need to be after-market (since we already have the laptops ... it can't be something that has to be installed when the laptop is being manufactured).
i have read of a device that wipes the drive in-case of a laptop theft and the computer is turned on without a key. to me, this is an extreme measure and not something i'd be totally comfortable using. it seems like it poses a threat even if the laptop isn't stolen (malfunction, key is lost, key stops working, etc).
so i'm wondering about devices that might allow the laptop to be tracked...like GPS or some method to re-locate a laptop in case it's stolen. these kinds of suggestions seem less of a threat to me.
i am open to hearing suggestions that would prevent a laptop from working IF they are fail-safe and proven methods. i would also like to hear of methods for tracking stolen laptops. please include prices, or links that give prices, so i can estimate the feasibility.