KITTITIAN POLICE TO DISTIBUTE 200 ANTITHEFT LICENSES FOR LAPTOPS
Two hundred residents in St. Kitts and Nevis will soon have access to top-of-the-line software that will allow businesses and consumers to track, manage, secure and recover mobile computers.
Mike Perez, Director, Northeast USA & Latin America, Investigations & Recovery Services, Absolute Systems, recently presented the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force with 200 free licenses that will allow one year of full access to “LoJack for Laptops” which features remote data and device security to prevent use of a lost laptop, protect privacy remotely, and map a laptop’s location.
Mr. Perez told SKNIS that the decision to donate the software was made after a conversation with Commissioner of Police Celvin G. Walwyn about a year ago, where he articulated some of the challenges the local police were having in recovering stolen computers.
“We wanted to donate to St. Kitts and Nevis these licenses to assist them (law enforcement) with any criminal pockets or areas they might have and give them another resource in terms of identifying some of the gangs or thieves,” Mr. Perez stated.
Commissioner Walwyn accepted the software donation and explained that LoJack has already assisted the security forces with the recovery of stolen laptops.
“A number of college students were having their laptops stolen and their school installed LoJack on [their systems] and as a result we were able to capture [individuals] who were part of a ring,” the police chief revealed, noting that the person was tracked in real time. “This is a programme we know works … and the best part is they are not selling us a product, they are donating their services to us as part of our initiative to increase the recovery of [stolen] laptops within the Federation.
“We thank them very much for their assistance in the Laptop Recovery Initiative,” Walwyn stressed.
The free licenses will be distributed through various means but mostly it will be done using the local broadcast media such as when police officers appear on various shows to discuss crime or traffic matters.
Mr. Perez said that the software, which cost approximately US $20.00 each, is capable of surviving any formatting or change of the hard drive in the computer as well as any change in the operating system.
Persons can learn more about LoJack and explore the features of the software by visiting www.lojack.com