As someone who is interested in technology that helps to make life better, safer, and more secure, I have been very intrigued with the many types of anti-theft applications and Mac tracking apps that have been coming to market. There are many types, so I wonder which ones are best, but more importantly, I have been curious about which ones really work.
In an attempt to research which of these are really, truly effective, I stumbled across people’s reviews and accounts of how well (or not) these apps worked for them, and I came across several folks who had written about MacKeeper, an all in one Mac app that includes Anti-Theft capabilities. While there are many reviews of this app, one user’s account of how MacKeeper helped them get their Mac back really impressed me.
A Sports journalist named Øystein Vik from Bergens Tidende in Norway was the victim of theft. He was returning from holiday with his family when his computer bag and his Mac were stolen. Vik was at the airport, loading his car with luggage to return home and a thief scooped up his bag the moment he turned his back, swiping the bag with his MacBook.
Vik had MacKeeper installed on his MacBook, so he headed home and went online. From another computer, he logged into his ZeoBIT account and reported his Mac stolen. After that, he waited.
How He Got His Mac Back
The thief didn’t go online right away, but when he did, MacKeeper was on, active, and ready. Since Vik had activated the program remotely, when the thief went online, the program used the MacBook’s webcam to take pictures of the thief. Many of these were mug shot style pictures that would aid the local police in further identifying the culprit.
In addition to these images, MacKeeper collected other information from this Mac that Vik had reported stolen. This included the thief’s general location and the IP address he was accessing the internet from.
Vik reported his MacBook stolen to the insurance company and the police, and he furnished them with the information ZeoBit and MacKeeper retrieved. Within a couple of hours, the police managed to find the suspect and retrieve Vik’s MacBook. The thief is still waiting to stand trial.
Many reports have said that MacKeeper is a great product for Mac in many ways, but it seems that the anti-theft feature is particularly spectacular. One of the best things about it is that it truly does work, as is witnessed by Vik’s story. It is nice to hear that MacKeeper works to recover a lost computer, and it is refreshing to know that it is so easy to use.
As I continue to research these types of products, I will keep an eye out for further information on MacKeeper. It seems to be a top solution for those seeking anti-theft for their MacBook, and I am excited to hear more .