Norton Anti-Theft lets you lock down stolen or lost notebook
I remember the sinking feeling I had a couple of years ago when upon returning home and opening up my car’s trunk, I realized that my notebook was stolen. Not only that, this happened while I had dinner, and raced all the way back to the crime scene but the chances of recovering my stolen notebook is as high as that of the world ending next year. Having made a police report, my hope turned into a flicker and died out as I became another statistic.
Man, if only the Norton Anti-Theft Web service was available back then, where it allows one to remotely lock, locate and recover a lost or stolen Windows powered notebook, or to keep up with modern times, an Android powered smartphone or tablet. Norton Anti-Theft supports the Norton Everywhere initiative, which would further extend Norton’s security expertise and technologies to protect consumers no matter where they are regardless of device or platform.
As our portable devices get more and more powerful, storing ever increasing amounts of personal information, it makes perfect sense to increase the security around such devices. Norton’s Anti-Theft website can be accessed from just about any browser in order for you to find out where your stolen or lost notebook/smartphone is, not to mention being able to lock it remotely. Among the key features would be :-
- Locate: Tracks and maps the location of your device when anyone uses it to go online
- Remote Lock: Securely locks your device to prevent others from using it or seeing your information
- Lost Notification: Displays a customizable message to anyone who finds your missing device so you can make arrangements to get it back
- Web Control: Works securely over the Internet, so you can easily track, locate, and lock your devices anytime, anywhere
- Sneak Peek: Snaps photos of anyone or anything in front of your device then saves the images to the Norton Anti-Theft website to help you get back your device (Webcam devices only)
- Free support: Get help and answers by phone, email, live chat, or online whenever you need it
This Web-based service is a snap to sign up, where you can create your account here. Norton has slapped a price point of $39.99 for a trio of devices, $59.99 for 5 devices, and $89.99 for 10 devices – where each subscription will deliver up to a year’s worth of protection as well as support for all Web-based browsers.