It’s very easy these days to lose items from your keys, your wallet to simple hats & gloves. Being separated from your technology devices is a little different and has many ramifications. Extreme care must be taken to protect and assure your devices are where you think they are. No-one really takes keys anymore or even a wallet. However SmartPhones are pricey and often sought-after items that predators can sniff out. It’s probably not a great idea to leave your devices in your car, especially out in the open. Always lock your car and close the windows. Don’t give anyone a reason to reach into your car.
With all that said, things will get lost or stolen. There are several devices, services, and apps that help to track down lost/stolen tech items. Mind you, there are no guarantees in life, but sometimes it pays to be proactive. If you’re willing to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollars on electronics, you may want a little insurance. Take your time and evaluate services such as LoJack for Laptops, StuffBack.com, Lookout Plan B, Find My iPhone, Prey Project (Corp) and Carbonite Mobile just to name a few. I’m not here to endorse a particular product or service yet to relay the idea of using services such as these for your mobile devices. If you use your device for work (BYOD) your employer may offer you these as part of their package.
Roman Sawycky, Unicom Solutions Group, Inc.