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What is the best piece of hardware to be able to track a stolen PC? I live in an apartment with 2 other guys, and while I trust them, I don't necessarily trust some of the people they bring over, and being on the first floor, whoever might look into my window. Just to be safe, I'd like some kind of way to physically track down my hardware. I am hoping to spend around a hundred bucks at most, but if something decent goes for higher, then I could budge a little bit. There's about 3000 invested in this machine, with a lot of personal data, and another few thousand in hardware around it, such as my TV, gaming consoles, etc.

I need it to be as small as it possibly can be so I can hide it securely in the case. You guys know of anything that would work for me?
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Thermite Just put a pull ignition on it so when they try to pull it off the desk it lights on fire. You will be able to physically find the laptop in there hands as they have now melted to it.
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lol thermite is good stuff
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Sorry for thread derail.

Back to subject there are a couple out there but for the love of god I cannot remember names. Also you can have it set up to report to another location and give its IP away which is also able to be located. I think one time someone caught who stole his Mac by remotely activating his web cam or something like that. There are lots of interesting ways to go about this lol!


CORRECTION! I have the anti theft solution that will master all situations!




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Originally Posted by ORL;15326609 
Sorry for thread derail.

Back to subject there are a couple out there but for the love of god I cannot remember names. Also you can have it set up to report to another location and give its IP away which is also able to be located. I think one time someone caught who stole his Mac by remotely activating his web cam or something like that. There are lots of interesting ways to go about this lol!


CORRECTION! I have the anti theft solution that will master all situations!




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Seen Straw Dogs? Bear Traps FTW!

On a serious note, I think software solutions would be better than hardware solutions. Why? Because if the computer is stolen and the thief knows about computers, he can likely locate, remove, and discard the hardware. But a typical goon will steal it and likely try selling it off right away.

A thief has three goals; get your stuff, leave the scene, and get away with it in the end without being caught. I think security devices are like locks, my grandma had a nice quote, "Locks keep honest people honest".

I think (short of maiming solutions suggested, it is best to at least let potential thiefs know your stuff is protected. They would likely try to steal another target for fear of being caught.

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