Okay, so an unsafe environment will probably make you think now about how to keep your precious laptop from disappearing in the hands of bad elements.
I still have to encounter companies offering laptop and cellphone insurance in this country. The most people do is shop car insurance or get cheap life assurance quote. This is understandable, considering the high risk involved. What you can do is to probably include your gadgets as part of your home insurance, but it will probably be insured only in case of burglary in your home. Another option is to acquire secured loans, but that’s another matter.
An anti-theft software that’s linked with your computer seems an easier option, and that is what I did, upon the hubby’s prodding recently. Purchase of the software will cost you an average of $40, but I think this is good enough for the peace of mind it will give you. My philosophy is that you will not completely blame yourself if your laptop gets lost and you did not do anything to prevent it. Besides, what is $40-$50 to protect a gadget that costs $2000 or so $$$$$, like those cases I cited in the earlier post.
We’re just in the process of trying it, but our preferred solution is the Undercover stolen Mac recovery tool from Orbicule. I like it because it has desirable features which a private human detective won’t be able to do in half the time.
As what the product advert says:
“Undercover will transmit pictures of the thief and his surroundings every 6 minutes, making it even easier to identify the current user.”
When all else fails, the software will mimic a hardware problem, forcing the person using the stolen laptop to bring it to an Apple reseller or a shop. Afterwards, the hijacked Mac will SCREAM that it has been “stolen!” or shout some other attention-getting phrase.
Pretty nifty, I should say.
For anti-theft or data recovery software for other kinds of laptops, kindly Google it 😛