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Any tracking devices out there for laptops in the event of a theft?

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Hi guys

I've installed an anti-theft application on my laptop, in case some thieves break into my home and take it (there's been burglaries in the area). I'm trying to think further down the line. The issue I have with these applications is that if someone takes my laptop, they may be cunning enough to take out the disk inside at which point, I can kiss goodbye the anti-theft application I installed.

Are there any tracking devices out there that I could plant into my laptop, to locate it in the event of an unfortunate event?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Giovannia, thank you for this.

So is the Absolute Persistence, just software? It ends up going into bios? So no physical installation of anything is needed?
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It's a feature in BIOS supported by compatible hardware, that also has a software component.  Tracking can take place even if the BIOS is flashed, hard drive erased, OS reinstalled, etc.
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Web_tracker - is there any worry of those applications being capable of having backdoors open to the hackers out there and for spying on my content?
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That's not what the software is designed to do it is there to track the location of the item not to log your keystrokes or spying on you.

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Thank you all for your helpful answers.