How to protect your gadgets from being stolen? Important question for everyone’s live. Now a day’s gadgets are becoming integral parts of our lives. Gadgets are so important for us that we can’t imagine our single day without using them. They make us addicted towards them always with their new features to make our lifestyle easy and simple. So here are 8 ways to protect our important gadgets from being stolen.
Ways to Protect Your Gadgets From Being Stolen
Google’s Android operating system has a feature to find the stolen android device by tracking its location via http://google.com/android/devicemanager. It can track any device associated with Google ID. Users can view their device location on Google map, lock the device or erase the data on device or even make it ring.
You can also download even free software antivirus app like AVG, Kaspersky, Avast or lookout. They can provide remote tracking of device and features to lock the phone and wipe out all data from the device.
APPLE IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH
Apple provide free anti-theft app in its device’s FIND MY iPHONE-its work on all iOs device’s. By apple account you can easily set it up and it let you manage all apple devices through a single account.
Users can easily locate their device by logging into your icloud account from any browser and then wipe all data or lock it up. Like Android there are other apps also which provide same anti-theft functionality like iLostfinder or securiet.
WINDOW’S PHONE DEVICES
The anti-theft feature on window device is known as Find My Phone. Users need to head to http://windowsphone.com and sign into account by using the same Windows Live ID that user use on their window phones.
The browser will display the location of their phone via map and let them to print the hard copy of their location if a printer is connected. From their PC user can ring their phone loudly, lock it with a password or just make erase all data of their device.
BlackBerry’s anti-theft app is called as BlackBerry Protect. This can be setup by using blackberry account once it active it will automatically backs up your account, calendar entries and bookmarks.
Similar to other smartphone it will also track the location of device by logging into Protect website. Then user can send messages, lock the device or wipe out all data from storage. By using Protect user can manage upto 7 device with single account.
For window laptop, get LAlarm (www.lalarm.com), for free to download for use. If window is locked lalarm raise an alarm when someone disconnects the power cord or removes a USB flash drive.
For location of laptop another service is called LocateMyLaptop – also free for personal use – lets to locate notebook using Google Maps.
For more security please install a free solution called Prey on your device.
Apple provides its own anti-theft solution for its macbooks called Find my Mac. This will automatically enabled when user sign-in to your iCloud account. User can wipe data, track their laptop remotely or have it sound an alarm to find it.
Also check out Plug Spy cost Rs 197(not free) from www.celmaro.com/plugspy. It activates automatically as soon you as you lock your screen display. If someone disconnects your power adapter, it immediately sounds a high boost volume alert and sends a notification alert to user phone.
SECURITY LOCKS FOR LAPTOPS
Almost every laptops have a Kensington security port. This port can be used by plug-in with a compatible security cable to physically secure user laptop to an immovable object.
One end of the locks goes into the laptop while the other can be looped around something heavy. You can get a key lock or combination. They are available starting as low as Rs.300 from various brands including Targus, Kensington and iBall.
SECURE CASES FOR SMARTPHONE/TABLETS
Tablets and Smartphones are quite easy to steal. Unlike laptops or PC’s, these handheld devices do not have a locking port, so a regular locking cable doesn’t work. However, you do get cases for iPads and iPhones that let users to lock them to a desk. Some of the popular options include Rokform and Kensington.
For other devices, you can get the Mac Locks, Universal Lock for Rs. 5000. This will work with many tablets or smartphones.