Absolute® Software Corporation today announced its most compelling education theft investigations of 2015.
Absolute's Persistence technology provides a two-way connection so schools can manage mobility, investigate potential threats, and maintain the safety of students that use these devices. When a device is stolen, the Absolute Investigations team works with law enforcement to help recover the device.
Some examples of successful theft investigations are:
Runaway Student is Safe & Sound
A student who was having trouble at home and at school ran away, taking her school laptop with her. Working closely with local law enforcement, Absolute investigators were able to geolocate the school device which was still in the student’s possession.
Three Strikes & You’re Out
Three desktop computers and monitors – along with other electrical equipment – were stolen from a Florida school. Post-theft, and over the course of several days, each computer came on line via the same unauthorized user. A search of the subject’s residence recovered all three devices along with other equipment for a fast and effective recovery.
A Greek Tragedy
A university laptop was stolen during a Greek Life event, a large fundraising initiative that supports homeless families. Absolute investigators were able to identify the unauthorized user, who turned out to be an employee at the venue where the event occurred.
Theft, Cross-State Recovery, Intervention
A student left a school laptop in their car much to the delight of a “lucky” thief who promptly broke into the vehicle and made off with the device. The computer moved from state to state, starting in Alabama where it was sold to an unsuspecting eBay buyer in Arizona who in turn sold it to an eBay buyer in Idaho. After much back and forth, the device was recovered and the investigation into the original theft is ongoing.
For more information on Absolute DDS for Education, visit https://www.absolute.com/en/solutions/education