Just like mobile phones, laptops are also getting stolen everyday may be from coffee shop, airports or any location. When you are away from your laptop, anyone can come and pick it up within seconds. Protecting your laptop is very important as it is not only expensive to buy another one but also because it contains your sensitive data. It is difficult to track a stolen laptop once it is lost but if you make use of some laptop recovery tools then it is possible.
Here are some free laptop recovery and Ant-Theft software to protect your laptop.
Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing — easily and all in one place. It’s lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7.
It can use the GPS (using the wifi nearby) to post the location on the map, capture your enemy’s photo using the web camera, capture the screenshot of the session, keep your data password protected and other stuffs. In all, a good tool to have in your system.
As the name of the tool suggests, it makes use of the IP address of the network with which your laptop gets connected and since the IP address is always unique, it can be used to find out the location of your device.
When you set up this tool, you can provide your email address so that the IP address is emailed to you. You can contact the local security officials to track the IP and thereby your laptop.
LAlarm is free laptop alarm security software. LAlarm sounds an alarm when a laptop is in danger of being stolen or losing data, and it can recover and destroy data if the laptop is stolen. LAlarm consists of seven alarms and other security functions designed to protect laptops, sensitive data and laptop users. Some of the features are stated below:
Theft Alarm – Prevent laptop theft by sounding an alarm when a thief tries to steal a laptop.
Perimeter Alarm- Alert when a laptop goes outside a perimeter. It helps prevent laptop misuse and keeps the laptop within a safe boundary.
Inattention Alarm- Sound an alarm when the owner leaves the computer unattended in an unsafe area for a period of time. It helps prevent laptop theft.
Battery Alarm- Alarm when the battery is under stress in order to preserve the battery capacity and prolong the battery lifetime. It also alarms when the battery level is low to prevent data corruption due to sudden power loss.
Disk Alarm- Alarm when a hard disk drive needs a repair or replacement in order to prevent data loss and laptop failure.
Let me know which one did you like.