LoJack for Laptops – Closing the Gateway on Thieves

After offering Mobile Theft Protection to its business, government, and educational customers, Gateway has deigned to provide the lojack for laptops theft-deterrent system to its everyday mom and pop punters. How kind of them! All sarcasm aside, there really isn’t any reason at all to deride this development in Gateway laptops. The LoJack technology actually does work to track down lost or stolen laptops. It does so by tracking down the missing notebook the second that it goes online.

Proof-positive of LoJack’s power comes from such stories as the one out of William Penn University in Iowa. A student there had a college laptop stolen. Absolute Software was promptly notified. And their recovery experts there soon tracked the laptop down to the phone line that the notebook was hooked into the Internet on. The Des Moines Police Department was notified, and officers promptly put down their donuts and coffee and swooped in on the missing PC.

If such anecdotes don’t sell you on the idea, perhaps Absolute’s guarantee will. The company ensures its customers that it will recover lost or missing laptops within 30 days, after which it will refund the customer the cost of the LoJack for Laptops. (The cost of the actual notebook, we assume, is a different story.) And if that doesn’t get you, how about some good old-fashioned scare tactics. John Livingston, the chairman and CEO of Absolute, makes sure to remind all of us that a notebook is stolen every 53 seconds in the United States. (OK, some sarcasm is still necessary!)

The price to prevent yourself from being part of this statistic? Gateway‘s LoJack-based theft protection goes for a reasonable $59 per year, $79 per two years, $89 for three, and $119 for four. The LoJack technology will be featured on the Gateway’s consumer laptops CX200, NX200, NX250, NX500, NX550, NX850 and M325.

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