PreyProject.Com offers a free service that allows you to track down your laptop if it is lost or stolen. This program was featured in Maximum PC‘s article “How To Track Your Stolen Laptop For Free” I have been using this program for about 2 months now (not that I lost my laptop) but because I did in fact by a new laptop and since I bring it with me everywhere ABSOLUTELY every day, this program ofers me assurance that I will be able to retrieve my laptop if it were stolen.
The cool part of this program is that it discretely takes a photo of the thief and provides approximate geographical location. It gives you many option to lock the thief out and make them aware that you know what they look like and where they are. I was so pleased with the free version that I decided to throw in $5 a month to this service. I am a large supporter of easy to use and convinient software. With a paid subscription you get many more feature like auto-update, enhanced tracking information, and multiple devices (just to ame a few).
Hopefully I will be able to do a video review and basic tutorial of how to install and use the program; with my current schedule it looks like it will take a while so stay tuned.
If you would like to know more about my experience with the software shoot me an e-mail. Contact information can be found on my Contact Info page