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GadgetTrak Mobile Security Receives AT&T Certified Solutions Status
Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Cross-platform GadgetTrak Mobile Security device tracking and data protection solution certified by AT&T for the enterprise

We are happy to announce that our GadgetTrak Mobile Security suite of location tracking and data protection software has gained Certified Solutions status from communications giant AT&T. The certification for its latest suite of Android, Blackberry and iOS software provides professionals and enterprise administrators with the ability to track lost or stolen phones, remotely wipe sensitive data, as well as securely encrypt and back-up sensitive information into the cloud. The software also has the ability to utilize built-in cameras to capture photos of the person using it.
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GadgetTrak Teams Up With Klout To Protect Influencers
Saturday, May 28, 2011


Over the past week we have been running a great campaign with Klout offering key influencers with a years subscription to GadgetTrak, as well as allowing them to share the perk with their followers. The response has been better than we imagined, the influencers receiving the licenses love it as well as their friends. We feel a little like Oprah.

GadgetTrak Named In Entreprenuer’s Top 100 Brilliant Companies
Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We are honored to be named in this years Entrepreneur “Top 100 Brilliant Companies”.

“Good ideas are common,” the aptly named British humorist Ashleigh Brilliant once said. “What’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.”

Thank goodness, then, for the entrepreneurs on our annual list of 100 Brilliant Companies, who have coupled genius and execution to fantastic — and, in many cases, fantastically lucrative — ends. We picked 10 areas, some that have been booming for years (mobile tech, seniors) and some that are just now hitting their stride (social shopping, startup-to-startup), and spotlighted some of the most innovative and inspiring companies in each. The brilliance runs the gamut, from a deal site aggregator recognizing a void in a crowded sector to a service that simplifies the notoriously difficult process of creating an app.

View the full 100 companies selected by Entrepreneur

New Feature: Integrated Police Reports
Wednesday, May 18, 2011


We’re excited to announce a key new feature added to our theft recovery arsenal to assist you in the recovery of your devices!

In order for police to respond to the evidence we provide, they require the device owner to file a police report. We’ve found, however, that people often don’t realize this or don’t have the time to go to the police station to report a stolen device…

Introducing Integrated Police Report Filing

We have now integrated online police reporting for 150+ agencies in the United States that provide it. This tool allows you to easily fill out a police report for your lost/stolen device and activate location tracking for it all at the same time.

Through our close collaboration with police on several recoveries we know just how important it is to partner with police and follow their procedures. With this latest feature, we have made reporting easier for customers to provide law enforcement with the information they need to act quickly on the evidence we provide.

How It Works

Once you’ve activated tracking for the missing device from the web control panel, you’re ready to file your police report online:

Step 1: You will first click your state and choose your local police department:
Choose your local police department

Step 2: You’ll then be guided through a step-by-step process to provide the details of the device and the theft/loss to file your police report:file police report

 
Step 3: Fill out our contact form to notify us of the theft and case number.


 
It is critical to work with us and law enforcement to help recover your device. This keeps you safe and allows police to do what they do best, solve crimes. Many times, our recoveries lead police to uncover other crimes of stolen property, stolen cars, and even organized crime.

This feature is available now and no upgrade to the client software is required.

GadgetTrak featured on ABC 7’s 7live in San Francisco
Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Jennifer Jolly did a great segment showcasing GadgetTrak during ABC 7′s 7live this afternoon in San Francisco.

We know, all to well, the headaches caused by stolen devices. A big Thank You to the many news outlets like ABC 7 (KGO) that are helping spread the word and prevent more heartache!

7live in San Francisco

ActiveTrak Inc. Wins Northwest Startup DEMO With GadgetTrak
Friday, May 13, 2011


Seattle, WA, May 13, 2011 – The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest (MITEF NW) today announced that
ActiveTrak (www.gadgettrak.com) is the winner of last night’s Northwest Startup DEMO held at One Union
Square Boardroom in Seattle. ActiveTrak, selected out of the six finalists who presented, demonstrated
GadgetTrak, its patented loss and theft recovery software for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices
in front of a panel of judges consisting of local venture capitalists, angels, and media. The software utilizes
cameras and Internet connectivity on mobile devices to apply multiple layers of security that protect sensitive
data and locate missing devices.

“We are honored to have received this award,” explains Ken Westin, founder and CEO of ActiveTrak based in
Portland, OR. “Northwest Startup DEMO is a great forum for entrepreneurs and start‐ups to demonstrate their
technology in front of their peers, and get recognition in our region.”

“The premise of DEMO is based on a start‐up’s ability to deliver solid product and service demonstrations,” adds
Steve Johnson, DEMO Chair for MITEF NW. “From smartphone apps to technology for interactive movies, the
businesses that presented last night are a testimony to the hotbed of innovation that is the Pacific Northwest.”

Twice a year, Northwest Startup DEMO, a program of MITEF NW, showcases the latest technology companies of
the region, in partnership with Alliance of Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Puget Sound Venture Club, Seraph Capital
Forum, TacomaAngel Network, and ZINO Society.

FBI and GadgetTrak Founder Offer Smartphone Security Tips
Thursday, May 12, 2011


GadgetTrak founder Ken Westin and Alan Peters of the FBI offer tips on smartphone security in a special segment on KGW News in Portland, Oregon:

Some of the key tips include:

  • Don’t explore suspicious text messages
  • Connect only to known or password-protected hotspots
  • Turn off your phone when not using it ( at night etc )

GadgetTrak Laptop Recovery – Richmond, CA
Saturday, May 7, 2011


When St. Mary’s College student Michael Kuzmack lost his laptop last semester just before finals, he was crushed. But then he remembered he had software on it – called GadgetTrak – that enabled him to catch the crook. When the thief finally turned it on, the laptop’s camera immediately took a photo of the suspect.

“I was really angry, but then I was thankful that I had indeed installed GadgetTrak … and I got all this information and the chances of recovering the laptop were really good.”

The software also pinpointed his exact address in Richmond. And transmitted the information to Michael’s email. Moraga police were able to zero in, make an arrest, and recover his laptop.

“We’re able to find a GPS coordinate of where the particular person is, get a search warrant, and we’re able to retrieve that laptop, so we’ve had really great successes with some of these products,” says Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley police department.

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