Best Practices for GadgetTrak Laptop.

Best Practices

  1. Disable automatic-login when your computer boots up.

  2. Require a password for waking from sleep on your portable device. The thief will not have access to your data and Gadgettrak will still be working in the background.

  3. Set your GadgetTrak email address to be one that a thief would not have easy access to (through Outlook, Mail.app, etc). We recommend using a webmail service like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail.

  4. Set a BIOS password (Windows) or Open Firmware Password (Mac) on your laptop. This will prevent thieves from booting your laptop from an external drive (and potentially wiping your hard drive!).
    a. Setting a BIOS password: Check with your laptop's manufacturer.
    b. Setting an Open Firmware password: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

  5. Contact local law enforcement immediately if your laptop is lost or stolen. Time is of the essence, and quick action can make the difference.