Tracking Laptops

Steffen Schilke steffen.schilke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 28 11:44:11 EDT 2014

Dear Jackie,

What about some laptop tracking software like Prey (,
partly free) oder LoJack

Kind regards


On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Jacqueline Radebaugh <
radebaugh_jacqueline at> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> My institution is opening a new cafe in the library.  There will be two
> doors for the cafe that are open to the public:  one that provides access
> from the outside and one that provides access from the inside of the
> library.  Because of this, students will be able to take the library's
> laptops (we loan them out to students to use) outside of the cafe.
> We secure the laptops with magnetic strips.  Although this is a good
> solution, we do not think that we will be able to have someone in the cafe
> to monitor what comes and goes from it.
> We worry that once outside, we will not be able to manage access to the
> laptops.  We were thinking about using GPS Tracker devices to help us to
> track the laptops.  However, they are too large and expensive.
> Do you have any ideas about what we should do?  Is there a lightweight
> solution to this problem?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Best wishes,
> Jackie Radebaugh
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> Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian
> Simon Schwob Memorial Library
> Columbus State University
> Columbus, GA
> Phone:  706-507-8693
> E-Mail:  radebaugh_jacqueline at
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