Who does not own a laptop computer? Students, professionals, the "tweeting" mom, just about everyone these days is using a portable computer to communicate and manage their lives. We take them with us and many times, persons are victimized by thieves stealing the laptop. Laptops are stolen from vehicles, dorm rooms, tables in a coffee shop, a hotel lobby, you name it. What can you do to help recover your property? There are companies that offer tracking services to assist in the recovery of stolen computers, both that are fee based and some free. Query "recovering a stolen laptop" or "laptop tracking" online and find the option that is best for you.
The best defense is obviously prevention. Don't give thieves the opportunity to take your property. However, this type of product is like an insurance policy and can possibly help law enforcement in recovering your property.