Posted by: snukoantitheft | March 10, 2011

Anti-Theft Solutions for Mobile Devices: How Reliable are they?

Anti-theft software’s that are installed in mobile devices act as your very own private detective, in the event of a theft or loss of the device. But just how reliable are they?

Laptops, iPads, Smartphone’s, e-book readers all have one thing in common – they are all lightweight as well as portable. This is one of the biggest reasons why they have become so popular in the past few years. And, this is also one of the biggest reasons why they are so easy to misplace or steal.

A computer security survey recently showed that nearly 42 percent of people reported that their laptops or portable devices had been lost to a thief or simply misplaced. Studies have also shown that nearly 12,000 laptops are lost in American airports every week. Only a third of these are reclaimed in the airport lost and found departments. Owing to these statistics, most victims of laptop or mobile device theft assume that they are simply gone for good.

No matter how hard you try to keep an eye on your device and not leave it unattended, there are still very high chances that it can go missing or get stolen. This is why it is best to protect your device with a software. There are many good anti-theft solutions available for laptops, phones and tablets today. Many of these will help you by locating the computer as soon as it is connected to the Internet. Others take snapshots, log keystrokes and monitor emails being written. Some even go to the extreme of slyly taking pictures of the unauthorized user with the device’s built-in webcam.

What’s more, many of these anti-theft devices can even lock down a stolen computer and display certain on-screen messages that will let the user (not necessarily the thief) know that computer has been stolen and should be returned to a certain address.

Most anti-theft manufacturers claim to have 90 percent recovery rates, but none of these manufacturers actually have any kind of documentation proving this. This leaves us with the question – How reliable are anti-theft devices?

Like any other product, there are plenty of anti-theft devices that are a sham. But on the other hand, there are many that are extremely reliable as well! Snuko’s anti-theft software is one such reliable solution for mobile devices. It offers security solutions for both computers as well as mobile phones. In the case of a theft or loss, this software will help the user retrieve the hardware as well as the valuable data that was stored on the device. Here are a few reasons why Snuko is so reliable:

  1. Snuko is different from most of its competitors because of its impeccable functionality and its reasonable price range.
  2. Many of the competitors also offer similar functionalities, but most of these focus mainly on the niche market. Snuko on the other hand offers full services for a price range that is adjusted to the mass market, thus allowing practically anyone with a mobile device to use this service.
  3. Snuko adapts to the ever-changing needs of the customers at a much faster pace than most competitors. New features and applications are churned out at a faster pace as well.
  4. Piracy of the software is virtually impossible as all the license keys are created by random algorithms.
  5. Above all, Snuko has had a higher proven rate of success than most of its competitors.

Yes, anti-theft devices like Snuko are here to stay. Every laptop, personal computer, Smartphone or ebook reader should have Snuko installed on to it for added security.