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The University of Kentucky Police Department has successfully used Computrace to retrieve lost or stolen laptops. If you are interested in this software for your computer please see the information below. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Alan Saylor.

Computrace or LoJack For Your Laptop

The technology behind Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute® Software is the Computrace Agent, a small software client that is embedded into the BIOS firmware of most computers at the factory.  Or you can easily install yourself.

The Agent in your computer maintains daily contact with the Absolute Monitoring Center. If you report your computer stolen, Agent contact will increase to every 15 minutes.  Increased contact allows us to obtain specific details like the physical location of your computer, any activity that has occurred post-theft, and other important data that will aid us in working with local law enforcement to catch the thief and return your property to you.

Regardless of recovery status, you can remotely delete data to remove some or all of the information stored on your computer so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.  This could include files and applications containing personal photos, internet bookmarks, browser cookies, financial information, and stored passwords.  Everything an identity thief would need to steal your identity.

A Theft

In the event of theft, contact LoJack.  The next time your computer connects to the internet, our Theft Recovery Team will forensically mine your computer using a variety of procedures including key captures, registry scanning, file scanning, geolocation, and other investigative techniques to determine who has your computer and what they're doing with it.

Most importantly, we will use our technology to pinpoint the physical location of your computer and work closely with local police agencies to return your property to you.


Since LoJack's background is in law enforcement, we know exactly what police personnel need to carry out a successful investigation.  Using our Computrace® technology, we collect information and do all of the paperwork, providing it to investigating officers so it can easily be used as evidence in their efforts to obtain court orders, search warrants, and other tools they need to solve the crime and recover your property.

Click here if you are interested in Computrace products such as LoJack.

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