Tracking software for laptop

Posted on 2013-06-25
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Last Modified: 2013-07-23
Does anyone know of best solution to track laptops. We would like to monitor if laptop is stolen and maybe have ability to remote wipe the laptop if necessary.

Thank you

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We used computrace and lojack for laptops.  They helped us repote wipe, but the stolen devices couldn't be recovered once they hit the internet (after we triggered the wipe)  Newer Dell Models have support for computrace baked in to the BIOS.  This means that the device becomes a brick because no matter what is done short of changing the motherboard, anytime the device hits the net, the wipe command is reissued.

The one caviet we ran into though, was that if we chose to remote wipe the lappy, we lost the ability to track it from that point forward as it loses the agent which prevents the device from phoning home.

There is the more conumer geared lojack for laptops which will enable remote file deletion...not remote wipe.

Info on both products is available here:

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