In addition to protecting your laptop with FDS, you can also register laptops and tablets with the UB Police Department:
Laptop purchases -- and thefts -- are continually on the rise. The FBI estimates that only 3% of lost or stolen laptops are ever recovered. Think about it: all your music, photos and documents, connected to one device. What if it goes missing? On top of the costs for replacing the laptop itself, you'd have to spend time and money replacing your intellectual property.
To install FDS on your laptop, visit the UB FDS webpage for software download and instructions.
For questions or technical support, contact FDS at email@example.com or by phone at (303) 670-8800.
You can reduce the risk of theft and increase the chances of recovering your missing laptop by installing FrontDoorSoftware (FDS), a device recovery software which is now available for free to all UB community members -- just use your ubalt.edu email address to register. This protection, which includes four years of access to the FDS tracking software, is being provided via a Provost's Technology grant and remains in effect even if you graduate or leave UB (just remember to change your FDS account email address).
After installing the FDS software, you can log in to their website with your unique username and password to manage your account and device recovery options. Methods for recovery include:
To begin the installation process and register your personal laptop, visit the UB FDS page. The program only takes a few minutes to install, and FDS estimates that protected laptops that are lost or stolen are recovered more than 95% of the time. If you decide to protect your personal laptop with FDS, here are a few things to consider:
Any and all support will be provided by FrontDoorSoftware. All questions should be directed to FDS, available at 303-670-8800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about FrontDoorSoftware, see their website.