To allow law enforcement agencies access a novel method of tracking and recovering lost laptops, leading anti-virus solution provider Quick Heal has launched a service.
All that a laptop owner has to do is register with ‘Quick Heal’ on its website for the service through Mac-id and it keeps continuous track of where the laptop is.
If the laptop is stolen the tracker service traces it on the basis of Mac-id and IP addresses. This information can then be used by the police to track the laptop down and retrieve it, said the company press release.
The method is aimed at helping police by providing them an interface with the website, said the company managing director and CEO Kailash Katkar.
“This technology from Quick Heal will provide a tool to the society at large and to the police, thus reducing their burden,” he said.
Launched as part of corporate social responsibility, the service is free of charge and can be availed by anybody, whether a ‘Quick Heal’ user or not, he said.
The service, already launched in Indore and Jaipur, would soon be started in other cities. Besides, the company also aims to create a database of stolen laptops for the help of users and potential buyers.