Absolute’s Computrace LoJack for Laptops Now Available at Future Shop
Best-selling laptop theft recovery and data protection service now available at leading Canadian consumer electronics retailer
Vancouver, Canada.– Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking™ solutions announced today that its Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops Premium is now available at Future Shop’s 133 retail outlets and online at futureshop.ca.
“We’re excited to introduce Computrace LoJack for Laptops to Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailer,” said Mark Grace, Vice President of Consumer Business for Absolute. “Having Future Shop as a retail partner will further our reach into the Canadian market. And, with targeted marketing opportunities, our message will be able to reach an additional 3.7 million Canadian households over the next quarter.”
Absolute is now offering a one-year subscription to its a home office computer theft recovery and data protection service, Computrace LoJack for Laptops Premium, to Future Shop customers. As an added convenience, Computrace LoJack for Laptops can be installed by Future Shop’s ConnectPro experts as part of a security bundle or a standalone upgrade. Future Shop customers can choose to have the ConnectPro team install and activate Computrace as part of their purchase, so that their computers can be protected the minute that they leave the store.
“As a retailer of a wide selection of notebook and laptop computers, we’ve seen laptop theft and identity theft become a significant concern for consumers,” said Chris Barwig Merchandise Manager - Software & Tech Services for Future Shop. “Offering Absolute’s Computrace LoJack for Laptops through Future Shop will make it that much easier for our customers to protect their new computers and the precious information they often contain.”
How Computrace LoJack for Laptops Solutions Work
Based on the same technology used by Absolute’s corporate customers, Computrace® software is embedded in the firmware of computers from the world’s leading computer manufacturers right at the factory for extreme tamper-resistance.1 The stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging. It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops Premium edition features a powerful Data Delete service that can remotely erase sensitive files, such as banking records, Internet cookies or photographs, for computer theft victims who are concerned about their privacy. Once initiated, this data protection service remotely deletes sensitive information using an algorithm that meets the U.S. Department of Defense deletion
In addition to theft recovery and Data Delete services, the Premium edition comes with a Service Guarantee of up to $1000 if the computer is not recovered or a Data Delete service cannot be performed.2
Backed by the Absolute Theft Recovery Team
All Absolute theft recovery solutions are backed by the efforts of the Absolute Theft Recovery Team. Staffed by former law enforcement officers, the team can find stolen computers because they have relationships with over 1,000 police departments across North America. With over 650 years of combined law enforcement experience, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team recovers an average of 50 lost or stolen computers on a weekly basis.
When a computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team uses information sent via Computrace to investigate computer thefts, document evidence and work with local law enforcement to physically recover missing computers and prosecute computer thieves. To augment their investigation, the team uses a powerful set of theft recovery tools developed by Absolute, which include capabilities such as keystroke loggers, cameras, location tracking (Wi-Fi, GPS) and remote access tools. These tools are only employed post-theft with express customer authorization and consent and are used exclusively by Absolute’s trained professionals in order to protect privacy.
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