Tuesday, June 7, 2011

GadgetTrak - Track Stolen Digital Cameras, Portland Laptop Thief Caught and more

We are proud to announce a new skunk works project GadgetTrak Camera Serial Search a free new service that allows you to search images taken with a camera by entering the camera's serial number. We currently have over 2.5 million serial numbers indexed using a a powerful distributed computing platform that allows us to scan images and extract serial numbers embedded in them across the Internet at amazing speeds.

To learn more about this new feature and how we extract serial numbers from photos take a look at our blog post . The project is free and in beta, so feel free to give us feedback, we will be adding new features as the database grows. We hope the project helps with tracking stolen cameras, copyright infringement issues and solving other more serious crimes.

Laptop Theft Recovery: Portland, Oregon
We have another great recover story here in our hometown of Portland, Oregon. A customer purchased GadgetTrak at The Mac Store in Portland and installed it on her MacBook. A thief broke into their residence and stole three laptops including one with GadgetTrak software installed on it. Within a few days the device started sending images, network and location information back to the device owner, the data was handed over to the police who recognized the suspect and an arrest was made. Once presented with the evidence by the Portland Police, the suspect pled guilty to theft and was convicted.

To read more about this and other GadgetTrak recoveries visit our new recoveries page. If your device is lost or stolen we not only provide the technology to track it, but can assist you and law enforcement with the recovery, we just recently added a new feature that allows you to file a police report online through 150 different police agencies across the U.S. at the same time you activate tracking.

GadgetTrak Named In Top 100 Brilliant Companies
We are honored to be named one of the Top 100 Brilliant Companies of 2011 by Entrepreneur Magazine. We are among the 10 companies selected in the mobile category for our innovative and pioneering work to recover lost/stolen mobile devices and protect the data that resides on them. We want to thank all of our customer and partners, we couldn't have done it without you.

The June 2011 issue of Entrepreneur is now available at newsstands across the country. Read about all of the companies that were selected on the Entrepreneur Magazine website.

GadgetTrak Receives AT&T Certified Solutions Status
GadgetTrak has gained Certified Solutions status from communications giant AT&T. The certification for our suite of mobile products for 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.

The AT&T certification process tests the quality, reliability, and security of mobile software and infrastructure. Thorough testing also verifies that the applications are free of spyware and viruses. GadgetTrak is currently the only security solution with such a robust set of features such as encrypted backup, to protect mobile devices and data that is certified by AT&T.