LAlarm review by ARIP

ARIP, a major Thailand publication and media company wrote about LAlarm. You can read the full article (in Thai language).

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Computer Security Software Review blog praised LAlarm for improving laptop security and protect against theft

Computer Security Software Review blog praised LAlarm for improving laptop security and protect against theft and also praised small program size of LAlarm. Here is what Computer Security Software Review says:
LAlarm Laptop Makes Your Laptop Scream When Stolen
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The download is less than 1MB, and the setup program looks the same as the main program that you launch after installation. LAlarm runs as a background process when you start your laptop. In my tests, it took up an insignificant 7.5MB of memory, so you probably won’t even notice that it is running.

Improve Laptop Security and Protect Against Theft. Securing your laptop is simple and can be done in two ways: 1. If your laptop is connected to a power outlet, simply lock it with the Win+L key shortcut. 2. If there is no power outlet available: a) Use a neck-strap or USB extension cord with any old flash drive and insert it into a USB port. b) Tie the neck-strap or cord to a firm table. c) Lock the laptop with the Win+L shortcut. That’s it. Now, when someone attempts to steal your laptop, either the power cord or the USB flash drive will get disconnected from the laptop.
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This triggers the Theft Alarm, and the thief will get a nasty shock because the laptop will emit a loud siren like a car alarm. In my testing, I was worried about neighbors rushing to see what was happening! The alarm stops only when you unlock the laptop by entering your login credentials.
To read the full article, see LAlarm Laptop Makes Your Laptop Scream When Stolen.

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LAlarm reviewed by Gizmos For Geeks

Gizmos For Geeks wrote about LAlarm " Worried about your laptop getting stolen when you nature calls and you’re at a Starbucks working? LAlarm (laptop alarm) semi-solves that problem by equipping your laptop with a auto-style alarm – loud and annoying!". To read the full review, see: LAlarm – Laptop alarm security software – sounds loud alarm on theft of laptop

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LAlarm praised by Tech-Tips-Geek as "a high security for your laptop" by Tech-Tips-Geek

Tech-Tips-Geek praised "LAlarm provides a high security for your laptop.". "It not only prevent theft also has some more alarm and security function to protect your laptop and important data." says the blog. We thank Tech-Tips-Geek for the review and covering LAlarm in the blog.

To read, full review see: Secure your Laptop from theft and protect your Important Data with LAlarm

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The University of North Carolina newspaper advises use of LAlarm

The University of North Carolina newspaper advises students to use LAlarm for securing student laptops on campus. The University Police Department reported a rise of laptop theft on campus.

"Treat laptops like cash. Imagine that the cost of the laptop was cash sitting on a table unattended, who would leave the money sitting there if no one was around?" says the newspaper reporter.

Related article: Recent rise of laptop theft on campus

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Account lockout

Account lockout is a feature of Microsoft Windows security that locks a user account if a number of failed login attempts occur within a specified amount of time. It is not the feature of LAlarm. However LAlarm depends on Account Lockout, the security feature of Windows, for triggering a certain actions such as data recovery, data destruction, theft responses. So if you want to use data recovery, data destruction and theft response, you should able account lockout and its audit policy (detail is described in the manual).

If you want to enable account lockout on your computer, you should know the potential problems. You could lockout your computer by a mistake and unable to access your computer for some period of time. Yet worse, data recovery, data destruction and theft response actions will occur if you configured LAlarm in such way.

Here are account lockout resources: