Employee "Shared" Tablets -- theft tracking ?

We want 100 shop employees
to share 10 GENERIC tablets.
  ** Prefer Windows 8 tablets for PDF, fileShares,
       SharePoint, etc, but willing to use something else

What software/etc can I get to track theft ?

  ** Maybe continuous ping the device, if device becomes
       dead, then login to website to see MAC addresses
       current physical location ?
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Start here, please: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoJack_for_Laptops - "laptop theft recovery software (laptop tracking software) with features including the abilities to remotely lock, delete files from, and locate the stolen laptop on a map"

But keep in mind, that it is not implemented in the hard drive, but only inside the laptop's/tablet's mainboard. If someone took out the drive: "adios, data".
So you should use some form of full disk encryption software as well, for example bitlocker.

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