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Prey is the simplest and most reliable solution for tracking, data protection & management for Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. Track with precise location, wipe, reset and secure devices across all platforms.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Prey and what they use it for.
  • This woman left her AirPods on a plane. She tracked them to an airport worker's home | CNN
    I used Prey. I only have one laptop these days and I don't ever take it out of the house these days, so I haven't really bothered with Prey or similar software in quite a while. This was at least a decade ago. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • Physically secure a desktop
    Also, does anyone have any experience with Prey? Any thoughts would be appreciated. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Any cases/mods/attachments for airtags?
    You could try and see if something like Prey or location magic works on your deck. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Tamper-proof remote kill switch for laptop theft
    I'm not sure of your scale or budget, but if the answer to both is "Large" then go with Absolute. Otherwise, I'd recommend Prey ( I use it personally for my phone, tablet, and laptop and it's been reliable and no-fuss. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Find my phone using SMS, services like Cerberus
    Might be interested in using Prey. I don't believe it offers SMS but instead a nice little dashboard you can access via browser. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ip Location
    Get a trial of, you can download and run the installer via backstage. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • stolen PCs
    Look into prey project. You can lock the device out completely. End users just gets a grey screen. You can also encrypt the drive and recover data remotely. Also has geo tracking. It’s cheap too. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • My wife lost a second phone right after losing one not long ago… I can’t even…
    Either get her a new phone with multiple tracking application (find my iphone & or get her a $50 burner phone. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Last night my apartment was broken into and my whole setup was stolen. Rip my first custom build
    A few people have talked about air tags. An alternative is As soon as they connect to internet, it pings the location. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How long do police keep searching for my mobile and laptop ?
    I would recommend you use Prey and purchase the paid version. It gives you exact locations powered by GPS along with pictures taken through your webcam everytime someone uses it. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Laptop checkout solution
    I use PreyProject which allows you to lend laptops out, active tracking with GPS, control zones, scheduled automations, data wipe, disk encryption and factory reset. Highly recommend. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • stolen Mac on Jamf: any advice?
    If you want to take the aggressive approach about finding where it went, using the device's camera to photograph the person who took it and getting it back, consider - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Is there any software that can lock the PC remotely in BIOS level?
    I haven't used it before but you might look into prey project was something I heard about years ago that seemed to fit there. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • What would you use for mac security if your computer was stolen?
    Look at I've been using it for years. Luckily, only had one time where we thought a laptop was stolen. It's not as easy to provision with PPPC security now, but it still works. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • My kid keep losing his phone (with no phone number in it), is there a app to call or find it?
    Look at the Prey Project app (, which has extra features in case someone steals the phone. But it can also just ring a loud sound to find the phone when it goes missing. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • longshot but lost my ipad
    Also you can lowjack the stuff with . Prey That's a free app that allows you local, lock, control and even get your data off a stolen computer, it even allows you to take pictures of the bozo's that have it so you can ID them with the cops. Highly recommended. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • GPS tracker for my PC?
    I like prey for this. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • What is the best way to track a stolen device?
    Best to install something like on the phone before selling it to someone who might be sketchy but thats probably illegal in your country. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Would you advise bringing a nice computer (and other expensive tech)?
    And get some sort of personal property insurance for it if you're super worried. You can even install a program like Prey Project , if you don't trust the Google tracking software incase it does get stolen. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • I’m considering on getting an AirTag for my laptop. Any input on where I should put it?
    Install tracking software. I recommend Prey Project: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What free online service you're surprised that people don't use more often?! It let's you track your lost/stolen devices for free (as well as other useful stuff such as blocking them or sound an alarm). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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Prey is an anti-theft app available for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS. The app's free account can support 3 device logins at the same time, and can store up to 20 reports.

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