Owning a laptop in today’s world has become a necessity. It’s no longer owned only by the elite, these devices come in different price range so that people with basic salary can also afford to buy one. The important data that you store in your laptop is something that is of so much value that you wouldn’t know what to do if your laptop were to get stolen or left accidently by you at an irretrievable place.
Some devices like the gaming laptop is exceedingly expensive, to lose this device would cause you financial damage. Gaming laptop is usually targeted by thieves who want to earn quick money. This device cannot be bought by everyone only a person who is affluent can buy such a product and therefore it has a higher resale value then affordable laptop. Sometimes this gadget is stolen not for resale of the product but for the highly confidential information that you store in this medium of technology.
The hardware or the software of the equipment cannot be blamed for attracting the eyes of thieves. In fact the problem lies with human beings and their all consuming greed. Thus we need to observe the areas which can help us prevent the loss or theft of this equipment. These areas are:
- Vulnerability of unsecured data
- Carelessness regarding the location of our laptop
- Procuring your physical device back
Vulnerability of unsecured data
Losing your equipment can mean losing your confidential data. This is usually worth more than the price of your device. Most people tend to store their information on the device because they cannot remember such tedious details. Some people don’t back up this data and therefore risk losing all their information if they lose their gadget. Thus you should secure your data by setting a BIOS password. BIOS is the foremost program that runs on your PC, if the correct password is not entered the device will cease to run.
Carelessness regarding the location of our laptop
You can buy locks for immovable device this will secure your laptop from just being picked up and taken away. Cable locks with alarm and motion detectors can also be attached on your PC. You can activate them and set it on your gadget so that it is moved beyond a certain radius it will start beeping. You can further add a shield of protection to this equipment by keeping them in a place that cannot be breached.
Procuring your physical device back
There are applications that will help you track the exact location of your equipment if it has been stolen after taking the above precautions. If you are lucky and have left it in a hotel or a cab you will get it back in case your name and address is mentioned on the laptop. You can also contact the local police for further help to procure your device back.
Put a full stop to your concerns regarding your laptop