SweetCocoa has released a new app for laptop users, LapCop. LapCop is a stealth security utility designed for the prevention of computer theft. The app notifies a user when a system has been stolen via stealth email, then provides the geographic location of the perp. According to SweetCocoa:
SweetCocoa is proud to announce LapCop a new and innovative stealth software application.
In case your Mac gets stolen, LapCop secretly transmits an electronic beacon to an e-mail address of your choice. This stealth e-mail, containing the internet route to your Mac, together with information about its network settings, provides enough information to accurately track your Mac geographically.
Since Macs are very popular among thieves, we decided to develop LapCop. While most other stealth programs just send you a daily e-mail containing all information about your laptop status, LapCop works smarter. It automatically detects when your Mac is stolen and goes into alarm mode.
Once your stolen Mac gets connected, even for a very short time, LapCop will send a stealth e-mail. With this stealth e-mail the chances of catching a thief are pretty high for the police and other authorities and your case will get priority.
You can find more information about the LapCop release at the SweetCocoa Web site. LapCop is available for US$15.00.