Every year millions of gadgets go missing never to be found again. Cell phones are lost or stolen along with laptops, iPods and iPads. Many of these gadgets contain important personal and business related information that could cause problems if lost. Needless to say getting them back would save a lot of time and effort.
Fortunately your gadgets can be equipped with Prey software to protect against theft and assist you with retrieving lost items.
Prey – Anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones
Prey has many features that make it worth using. It can track lost gadgets through their GPS system or through the nearest WiFi hot spots. The tracking ability is very accurate and will expose the location of the thief when activated. And if your device has a built in camera, Prey can take a picture of the thief.
With Prey you can also get a screenshot of the thief’s active session on line. And at the rate social media has grown, the thief will likely log into their Facebook account allowing you to get a shot of the thief’s picture and possibly a full name.
When you realize your laptop is gone, you can apply a master lockdown making it completely unusable without a correct password. You can also run scans on your software anytime to see if any settings or documents have been changed.
Prey is free to download which is great for money conscious college students, but there are more advanced versions available.
Each one increases the number of gadgets that it protects. Personal version protects 3 devices at $5 a month. Home protects 10 devices at $15, and plus protects 30 devices for $39. There is even a premium which protects 100 devices for $99, and the max that protects up to 500 devices for $399 a month.
College students no doubt make up a large percentage of those who lose gadgets. Unfortunately, college campuses are prone to small incidents of theft daily and other items are accidently left and picked up by other students. Sometimes they are returned, but other times the owners aren’t so lucky. Students in online education especially need their laptops because it is the lifeline to their success. Prey will helpful for tracking their lost laptops and mobile phone.
About the Author: Austin is an avid blogger and loves to geek out over new technology and gadgets. He writes for technected.com and enjoys traveling and playing music.