In Australia, a rash of laptop thefts are getting a helping hand from anti-virus software installed on the computers before they were stolen. Each time the computer connects to the internet it makes a shout-out to the anti-virus company; this behavior is what helped the computers be recovered by police after the internet connection revealed their new location. However, some of the stolen computers never connected to the internet again, which meant that this particular method didn't work in that case; other times, it took the computers over a month to make that connection.
The anti-virus guys could also send a message to the computer saying that it was stolen, which led to the return of one of the laptops -- it was unknowingly purchased second-hand.
This yet another example of how lucky people can get -- and I'm not talking about the recovery, here. It was coincidental that a software that wasn't meant to provide this service ended up pulling through for this purpose, but I highly urge everybody not to rely on these chance occurrences. It may very well be the case that these chance abilities are being discovered every day by software companies, but these programs are not designed for this purpose. Notebak has a full suite of user-friendly features that will give you absolute control when you need it most; webcam pics and precise locations have already helped the cops in previous instances -- but sometimes it takes them a month or more to act on it; go all out and set up your GeoFence, or simply activate an alarm -- it's up to you, but the choice is there.
Protecting your hardware, or even just the electronic files, is super easy before anything goes wrong: Notebak gives you the ability to know for a fact that recovery is in the cards should your computer go missing. Webcam pics of the people using the stolen property have helped police more than once, so why not make it a sure thing for yourself, and never worry again. It really is that simple.