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Asset management & advanced search: wizard's guide to label location

by Matias Wolff February 17, 2017

You’ve realized that an advanced search capacity is a must have tool to track your devices in multiple locations. Managing devices of different kinds in any institution is a challenge.

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Why Advanced Search in mobile security is a must-have

by Matias Wolff January 27, 2017

X-wings, B-wings, Y-wings, managing all these different kind of battle starships was not a piece of cake for the rebel alliance when they attacked the Death Star (twice!). In the same way, managing different sort of devices in a company is a challenging job because every unit has its own specifications and requirements.

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Control Zones, our geofencing feature, now available for laptops

by Matias Wolff December 20, 2016

Releasing Control Zones some time ago was a big deal for us and our users. Finally, a geofencing feature for Prey was seeing the light: it was now possible for our users to create zones in the map in their Prey account and get notified each time a device left or entered an area. All fine and dandy, for iOS and Android.

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Improve Device Protection on Campus with Geofencing

by Matias Wolff December 19, 2016

Laptop thefts on campus are one big headache for IT guys. But what if your university has multiple campuses in town? A bigger headache!

In the United States, the Department of Education says this headache is "the most common crime on college campuses," according to Consumer Reports.

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School computer theft: Jedi tricks for data recovery & device tracking

by Matias Wolff December 7, 2016

Device management in schools is no longer just about PC tracking after a computer theft. Schools who are looking for the best recovery software must also consider issues like device and laptop data recovery, and use their information to help the police. 

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Better device management with new features: advanced search and labels

by Matias Wolff November 2, 2016

So you need to keep tabs on 30, 100, 10000 different phones, laptops, and tablets? No problem. Our new advanced search and labels features make a better job than Spock and Captain Kirk at managing large fleets.

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Use geofencing to actively keep track of your devices

by Matias Wolff January 22, 2016

You know what’s great about Prey? That you can get into your account and see where your devices are at any given time. You know what’s not so great about Prey? That you need to do this every time you want to know if they’re safe of not. This. Ends. Today.

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New Feature: Introducing Starred Reports

by Matias Wolff November 25, 2015

Prey’s new feature allows Pro users (those with Personal, Home or Customized plans)  to star reports, which will make handling the information Prey sends much easier and faster.

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Good news: double report capacity for free users and no more automatic report deletion

by Matias Wolff October 20, 2015

If you’re familiar with the use of Prey, you probably already know about the way our reporting feature works. Once you set your device as missing on your Prey account, report generation is triggered.

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Improved protection for laptops, Prey version 1.4.1

by Matias Wolff August 12, 2015

Say hello to our latest updates and improvements! Yes, we’re excited to tell you about the things we’ve been working on, but we’re more excited about you experiencing them all by yourself.

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