If you’re an iPhone user you probably already know about tracking your lost or stolen iPhone or iPad with Find My iPhone, but did you know there’s a free solution for laptops and Androids as well?
The good folks over at preyproject.com are offering their tracking and recovery product for free. PREY is capable of tracking a lost device, disabling it, taking pictures of the thief if your device has a camera and a whole lot more.
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Small business solution for lost or stolen laptops and smartphones
In short, this is a small, lightweight piece of software that is installed on your device and activated when lost or stolen. Once activated you can track the device, snap pictures of the thief, lock the device down, grab a screenshot and a bunch of other things to help you protect personal and company data as well as recover the device.
They also offer a PRO version which allows tracking and management of multiple devices from a central dashboard.
Data Loss Prevention for SMBs – the larger picture
At Plenary we offer a similar service to our Managed Care clients but our software allows us to do this for multiple clients and is part of a suite that addresses DLP (Data Loss Prevention). We are able to track email and text messages, setup policies that hold questionable emails for content and attachment review, block or track user website usage and much more.
That said, if you are looking for a way to track one or two or three laptops or smartphones, PREY might be the solution for you.
Are you using this or similar software? What has your experience been? Let us know in the comments section.