Do you realize the loss which you may face when you loose your laptop or phone? God forbid, if you loose your laptop or your phone, more than the cost of hardware, you loose a lot of personal information, financial information or sometimes classified information stored in your laptop or phone. As some wise men say “Better Safe than sorry”, we will review a tool which will help you to deal with stay safe in case your laptop or phone gets stolen. The tool will help you locate stolen or lost laptops and phones, will allow to delete the saved password remotely and also lock down your PC!
The tool I want to share with you is a freeware open source project called the Prey Project. The most important part of this tool is that you must install it beforehand to use it. You can not use it if you have not installed the tool before your laptop or phone went missing. So prevention is always better than cure, so get the tool and set it up properly to tackle any future event of loosing it.
How Prey Project Works?
Prey Project installs a free software application on your phone or laptop. You need to create your prey account where you get your online control panel. From the online control panel, you can monitor the location and status of your laptop or phone. As soon as you realize that your phone or laptop has gone missing or stolen, you need to log into your control panel and activate the signal to track the location of the laptop or phone, takes the screenshot and webcam pictures and send it to you. You can then yourself go and reclaim your laptop or phone, or if needed contact your local police with the location and other details available to you. You can remotely lock down the computer and show a warning message on your laptop’s or phone’s screen.
This way you can always track your laptop or mobile phone for free, you will not have to worry about loosing your personal and financial data. Using Prey project you ensure that if you loose your laptop or phone, you will get it back.