Hi guys, So i'm beginning to ponder how dorm life will be like at UCLA this fall. With this in mind i'm taking my Apple devices and their security seriously. I'll gladly walk into the UCLA dorm-life thinking no one would want to steal any of my devices, but I realistically can't walk in there with only my good intentions. I'll most likely have an iPhone by the time fall hits, with either taking my 1st Gen iPad or springing for the iPad 2...alongside my current MBP. I've done some researching through Google & MacRumors (Mroogle isn't working for me, here in China) and am constantly directed to either Undercover or LowJack. It seems to me UnderCover is more of a (personal) hands-on app, allowing me to consistently track the status of my stolen Mac (or any iOS device)...but offers to promise or guarantee should my Mac be lost forever; aside from refunding the price of the App itself. I do like that UnderCover consists of only purchasing the app, with no reoccurring yearly fees. Moving on to LowJack, I'll say right off the bat that they offer a $1000 guarantee should my MBP can't be returned. Of course, i'm sure there's some fine print. I like that they offer this, but hate that it's double the price of UnderCover and is based on a yearly subscription. Assuming i'll be in standard 3-person dorm room, I don't want to live a daily life of subjecting my MBP & iOS devices to be hidden and having to lock my door. I'm considering one of these 2 options as a(n almost) failsafe, in case someone decides to want to take one of my devices. -------------- Before I end this thread, i'll add one more concern: I have my MBP, iPad & iPod set up so that after locking any of these devices, a password is required to enter the device once again. This makes me wonder if programs such as UnderCover are deemed useless once my Apple device is stolen, considering if the thief can't enter my Apple device, UnderCover can't do is thang in helping me retrieve my Macs whereabouts. ..Thanks for listening.