A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds and 97% of stolen laptop computers are never recovered. Here are solutions prevent Notebook Theft and also remain secure against Computer Identity Theft.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops is a recovery service that enables law enforcement to track and recover stolen laptops. When your laptop is protected with this service, software installed on your laptop works behind the scenes to silently and securely contact Computrace Monitoring Center, and if stolen, report its location using any Internet connection.
Absolute Software has licensed LoJack, the car-theft prevention technology for tracking stolen laptop. It embeds a special agent in a computer’s BIOS and when that computer connects to any IP networks, the embedded Computrace agent sends a silent signal to Absolute Monitoring Center providing its IP address or phone number to identify its physical location. Absolute works with local law enforcement to recover the computer.
Storage tricks: When traveling, you can keep your notebook's data safe by removing the hard drive and stashing it in another location. If the data it contains is critical, keep it on a flash thumb drive and then load it on your notebook when you need it. A second option is biometrically protected storage, which uses your fingerprint as a password equivalent. ThinkCP's 1GB biometric flash drive costs $289.