Best Way to lock down and track rMBP

PrestonWard

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Recently my wife's mbp was stoles so we decided to upgrade to the rmbp. I am trying to figure out the best way to lock it down and set it up to give me the best possible chance of being found if it happens to get stolen. So far I have 1. set up find my mac and 2 set a firmware password. Any one have any other suggestions on things to do?
 

nia820

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there is a program calld prey. which you can contact the website if your mac get stolen and they can track the location of the macbook and they take pictures of the perp who took your macbook.

http://preyproject.com/

may i ask how your wife's macbook was stolen? im just curious because i just got my first macbook and i always worry about it getting stolen.
 

PrestonWard

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there is a program calld prey. which you can contact the website if your mac get stolen and they can track the location of the macbook and they take pictures of the perp who took your macbook.

http://preyproject.com/

may i ask how your wife's macbook was stolen? im just curious because i just got my first macbook and i always worry about it getting stolen.
Our apartment was broken into. Unfortunately she never set up find my mac on it but everything was covered by insurance. I will definitely check out prey.
 

Jamesesesesess

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Sorry that your apartment was broken into, I can't imagine experiencing that :( at least insurance covered it.

Yeah as nia820 suggested, get Prey. If you really want to be secure, buy Prey Pro Personal. It's only $5 a month and supports up to 3 devices (if you guys have iPhones, Android phones, iPads, other laptops, etc.). You can check Pro out here http://preyproject.com/plans. It may or may not be worth it to you. I personally wouldn't upgrade to Pro.

You can also check out LoJack. It's a little pricey, but probably gives more security. They have an actual team who would work to locate it if stolen. http://www.absolute.com/lojackforlaptops.
 

charlieegan3

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I have another app called hidden installed, but undercover looks pretty good too. What I wonder though is that these apps have no way to protect them from booting in to my windows partition?
 

Weaselboy

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Recently my wife's mbp was stoles so we decided to upgrade to the rmbp. I am trying to figure out the best way to lock it down and set it up to give me the best possible chance of being found if it happens to get stolen. So far I have 1. set up find my mac and 2 set a firmware password. Any one have any other suggestions on things to do?
I have not noticed any mention of FileVault2 full disk encryption in the thread. Good idea to protect your data if the machine does get stolen.