Does anybody know if LoJack is worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rimbdizz, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. rimbdizz macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I just got news that my gnarly brother got out of jail :mad:and im worried my $1500 baby is going to go missing. Should I get a kensington cable, LoJack, or what do YOU think??
     
  2. Zillicah macrumors member

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    Um... you're worried your OWN brother will steal your macbook? Don't let him in the house then, if you don't trust him. Just some personal tips! :D
     
  3. kierennyc macrumors regular

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    Have a look at Undercover by Orbicule. I believe its cheaper and offers just the same (if not more) features.
     
  4. mosx macrumors 65816

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    LoJack is a better option than the others because it can survive OS reinstalls.

    So if you feel you need it, get it. He can reinstall OS X and it won't affect it.
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    this calls for more serious measures than loJack. :cool:
     
  6. kierennyc macrumors regular

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    I may be wrong, but I didnt see the mac listed as compatible with that BIOS feature?
     
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    To me it would make more sense to use a Kensington lock to PREVENT theft, than to use LoJack to RECOVER after it's stolen.
     
  8. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Chuck Norris? :D
     
  9. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Have you heard of LockDown? it uses your remote and the motion sensors in your computer. it takes a pic and sets off a loud alarm when you move the laptop while armed. It also makes the beep boop sound like when you lock your car, lol.

    DEFINITELY get a lock cable- they are life savers from theft AND drops.:eek:

    You could also get a fingerprint scanner if you are really hardcore...:eek:

    It really depends as far as loJack goes. I don't know how the pricing for it goes but it sounds promising!:)

    Make sure you write your name, phone and other info on the inside of the battery cover!;)

    Good luck!:)
     
  10. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if he doesn't "let" him in, the guy will probably just break in:p
     
  11. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Lock your doors. Better yet, dead bolt your room's door where you keep all your stuff.
     

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