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Laptop Anti-theft Software License Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win

Folks, a reminder to enter my latest software license giveaway: ten licenses have been donated to me, and I am going to distribute them to you, my readers, via a random drawing.

Laptop theft is common and a constant threat. Thwart thieves with the free (for personal use) program – LAlarm – which emits a loud siren sound when a thief tries to steal your laptop. More importantly (IMHO) it can destroy selected data (and also retrieve it ¹) if the laptop is stolen — which is an important step in protecting your “identity”, and personal information. LAlarm consists of five alarms and other security functions designed to protect laptops and sensitive data.


  • Theft Alarm – It prevents laptop theft by sounding an alarm when a thief tries to steal a laptop.
  • Perimeter Alarm – It alerts when a laptop goes outside a perimeter.
  • Data Destruction – It protects sensitive data by destroying the data if the laptop is stolen.
  • Data Recovery – It can recover data from a stolen laptop. (Before destruction) ¹
  • Mobile Phone Alert – It sends an alert to a mobile phone via email or SMS.
  • Theft Response – you can tell your laptop what to do in advance if your laptop is in hands of a thief.
  • Health Alarm- Alert the user for using a computer for an extended period of time in order to prevent computer-related injuries.
  • More…

System requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or SP3.

Turn An Old Thumb Drive Into An Anti-Theft Device

LAlarm also allows you to use a thumb drive as a “sensor” – as described in this tutorial, fasten a laptop to a table by using a USB flash drive strap. When a thief removes the laptop from the table, the flash drive will be disconnected from the laptop and then an alarm will go off. A great use for that old 128 MB thumb drive sitting neglected in a drawer!

If you “go mobile” with your laptop, I highly recommend you take a look at LAlarm. To do so, click here. [Note: not all the features are enabled by default, and some configuration is required (particularly for file recovery) to “best use” this tool. So be sure to look at the FAQ’s.]

¹ requires a Gmail account.

How To Enter To Win A License

LAlarm is free for personal use. The license allows for business use. If you would like to install LAlarm on a work laptop, or an employee’s laptop, you can enter my drawing – once only – by either:
* leaving a Comment (click on blue “Comments” below) and entering a valid e-mail address in the form field. Or
* sending me an e-mail.

10 lucky winners will be selected by random drawing, and e-mailed the license “keys” and download links.

The folks at LAlarm get a big tip of my geek hat, and my thanks for making this giveaway possible.

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March 22, 2010 - Posted by | computers, mobile, PC, Portable Computing, security, software | , , , , , , ,


  1. WOW, this would be great for my new netbook since I will be taking it to the libray and such. Thanks for being kind to offer this contest.


    Comment by Cappydawg | March 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      LAlarm is free for personal use, such as you described. Simply click the links provided. (I highly recommend reading the FAQ’s, etc.)


      Comment by techpaul | March 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. I just thought about the alarm, wow that would wake up the library people. LOL


    Comment by Cappydawg | March 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      How To Win Friends And Influence People…


      Comment by techpaul | March 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. what a cool contest!!!


    Comment by keith price | April 22, 2010 | Reply

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