Arizona School District Uses Tracking Software To Protect Laptops

Absolute Software Corp. recently announced that Dysart Unified School District, Arizona's fastest growing district, is using ComputraceComplete to manage its notebook computer population, deter theft and recover computers should they go missing.

As with a growing number of school districts across North America, Dysart Unified School District recognizes that technology will play a major role in the livelihood of its students. As a result, Dysart is moving aggressively toward making HP notebook computers an everyday learning tool for its more than 23,000 students. To track, monitor and manage more than 3,000 notebooks, Dysart Unified School District, uses Absolute Software's flagship product ComputraceComplete.

"In schools, laptops are becoming as common as textbooks, but replacing a missing textbook costs a fraction of replacing a missing computer," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "With Computrace, school districts can give their students the advantages of a laptop program and avoid unnecessary expense by keeping track of these valuable assets."

ComputraceComplete is an effective computer security and tracking solution. It protects both PCs and Macs, providing reliable visibility into every computer in the district -- leading to enhanced security, simplified inventorying and regulatory compliance. Should a computer go missing, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team uses information sent via Computrace to track the computer and engage local law enforcement to physically recover it and return it to the district's staff.

"Having made a major investment in new HP laptops, one of the options we had for keeping track of them was ComputraceComplete from Absolute Software," said the district's Director of Information Technology Evan Allred. "It uses the Internet to help us track each computer, where it is located, who is logging in and, should one go missing, where it has been taken. We just report the missing computer to Absolute and they work with local law enforcement to find it and recover it for us. We can also inventory our computers at any time -- which is an amazing feature for helping us with our budgets and appropriately allocating new computers to schools."

Dysart Unified School District and Absolute Software have already had a successful computer recovery.

"We were impressed with our first experience working with Absolute's recovery service," said Allred. "They literally looked after everything from the moment we let them know it was missing to the point where we could go pick it up at the Surprise (Arizona) Police Department. In the past, we wouldn't have had a chance of recovering that laptop, but the sheer speed with which it was found in this case should be a major deterrent for would-be thieves."

Featured

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

Whitepapers

New Products

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3