The Maple Ridge School District’s decision to install tracking devices in their laptop computers is already paying off.
Ridge Meadows RCMP recently used this technology to return four stolen Apple laptops.
The system is similar to a bait car. When a computer is stolen, it sends detailed information including the location to the district.
Police can then obtain a search warrant of where the laptop is located.
People buying laptops on sites such as Craigslist are being warned about too good to be true deals.
“Ensure that the items are not stolen as you will be out of pocket when the police seize the stolen computer and return it to the School District,” says Corporal Alanna Dunlop, of the Ridge Meadows RCMP.