Consumers get stolen laptops back with Absolute's LoJack for Laptops
Laptop Recovered Overseas
Jess still uses the laptop, commenting: "I would really recommend LoJack for Laptops software. Without it, there would have been no way to get my laptop back, especially since it happened in a completely different country. The service was quick and efficient. As we didn't have to get involved directly with the police, this saved us a lot of hassle. We will definitely ensure we have LoJack for Laptops installed on any laptops we should buy in future."
Laptop Lifted From Limo in the City That Never Sleeps
While helping his passengers with their luggage in the trunk of his car in the SoHo area of
With the help of the Absolute Theft Recovery Team, Butler's laptop was later found in
You Can Never Be Too Cautious on a College Campus
Bill made the mistake of leaving his backpack, with his laptop in it, unattended on the first floor of his house one night. His backpack was stolen that night, and when he notified the police, he was informed that his laptop was one of 12 that had been stolen in the last two days. Immediately, Bill reported the stolen laptop to Absolute Software. With the help of their Theft Recovery Team, Absolute Software was able to track down the computer and get it back to him. Relieved, Bill said, "If I were to ever buy another laptop, there's no question in my mind that I would purchase LoJack for Laptops with it."
Locked Cars Are Not Enough to Keep Thieves Out
Brice was relieved when his laptop was recovered after it had been detected at eighteen different IP addresses. With the help of Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Brice's laptop eventually led police to the original thief, who had allegedly stolen many other laptops and resold them to unsuspecting consumers.
Certified Public Accountant Jamie Olsen left her laptop in her office overnight, secured with a cable lock. She was shocked the next morning when she discovered her laptop cable had been cut through and her laptop was gone. Jamie immediately reported the laptop stolen to Absolute Software and within an hour received notification from Absolute that they were on the case.
Jamie's stolen laptop was later recovered from a nearby business, which had purchased the computer from a local chop shop. Jamie praised the recovery agents and commented that Computrace LoJack for Laptops is "... like a little private eye that travels with your laptop wherever it may end up."
How Computrace LoJack for Laptops Works
Computrace LoJack for Laptops is powered by the Absolute Software patented Computrace technology. LoJack for Laptops is virtually undetectable and phones home to the Absolute Monitoring Center with location information. If a computer is reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team can gather evidence from the computer to identify the thief's location and works with local police to get the computer back. Additionally, Premium customers can remotely delete data from the stolen computer to help protect their personal information. When embedded in the firmware of computers from leading computer manufactures,*** LoJack for Laptops can survive operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging. It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription for LoJack for Laptops ranging from 1-4 years.
* Ponemon Institute, Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops - EMEA, 2008 ** Ponemon Institute, Airport Insecurity: The Case of Missing & Lost Laptops, 2008 *** For a complete list of firmware-supported computers, see www.absolute.com/firmware.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(R) solutions. Absolute Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's Computrace software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, General Dynamics Itronix, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.absolute.com.
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