Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
ActiveTrak Inc. announced today the integration of online police report filing into its award-winning tracking and data protection software for laptops and smartphones. In addition to being able to track the location of a stolen device, protect its data, and capture photos of the thief, customers will be able to easily file the required police report online with over 150 police departments across the United States without leaving the GadgetTrak control panel.
Since the company was founded in 2007, ActiveTrak Inc. has been the innovator of tracking and data protection solutions for all of the most popular laptop and smartphone platforms. This integration is another first and provides GadgetTrak customers with the convenience of filling out the required police reports to ensure that police can quickly act on the information provided by the software.
“Police can rarely act on evidence to recover a device unless a police report is filed. Also, stolen devices often move across state lines and the filing of a police report is essential for inter-agency collaboration. Once a report is filed and we start getting data from the stolen device, we have been able to recover the device within 24 hours. It is critical that law enforcement be involved in any device recovery. Customers should never attempt to recover stolen property themselves and we are here to help,” stated ActiveTrak Inc. CEO, Ken Westin.
ActiveTrak has had a long string of successes by working with law enforcement and their GadgetTrak software to catch thieves. This includes a recent case in the Bay Area where a stolen laptop was recovered in Richmond, California and featured on CBS News locally (http://youtu.be/watch?v=Wj11WnSsmbM). Not only have they helped recover GadgetTrak customers' devices, but worked with police to unveil additional crimes including narcotics, property and car theft, even organized crime.
“We’re able to find the GPS coordinates of where the particular person is, get a search warrant, and go and retrieve those laptops. So we have had some really great successes,” Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkely Police Department told CBS News in San Francisco of the recent recovery.
To read more GadgetTrak recovery stories visit http://www.gadgettrak.com/blog/recoveries.
About ActiveTrak INc.
ActiveTrak Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and patented tracking and data protection solutions for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices. The company’s cross-platform tracking and data protection software GadgetTrak delivers the most advanced theft recovery software available for consumers and businesses today.
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