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    Mac Tracking

    I've had a look around but could not find anything to help me.
    Sunday evening we were broken into and had a number of iMacs stolen.

    We are running Lion as most of our hardware was pretty new.
    On the Macs which were not stolen I have tried to enable Find My Mac - without any joy.

    Does anyone know if this works through a proxy?

    Any pointers at all would be useful. It's ticked in iCloud (From within System Preferences), but does not appear to be reporting the location when I log in at www.iCloud.com

    If no one is able to help, suggestions for alternatives (ideally free) would be useful. We did look at Prey (preyproject.com) but this appears to only allow you to monitor three devices for free. (It used to allow you unlimited devices!)

    Thanks in anticipation

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    They probly havent been plugged back in, as they would need network connection to post where they are. Also if you use a proxy did you input the proxy localy on the macs as if the thief doesnt know anything about them, then even if the get plugged it might not get out on to the net with the proxy details in

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    Hi, that's sad to hear, we also had a lot of iMacs stolen a month or so ago. It was a targeted attack I think as they took only the i3/i5 iMacs from a room of mixed identical looking c2ds and i series. Prey standalone is free and open source, it's their CMS which is closed. (I might be wrong please correct me)

    We also started using Selectamark aluminium stencils with our name and postcode, they look nice and blend in with the Mac aesthetic - I was nervous at first but I can't recommend them enough as a possible deterrent. We marked every surface as the bezel is easily removed. (I'm in no way affiliated with selectamark lol)

    But every cloud has a silver lining, do you have insurance!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_moonface View Post
    Hi, that's sad to hear, we also had a lot of iMacs stolen a month or so ago. It was a targeted attack I think as they took only the i3/i5 iMacs from a room of mixed identical looking c2ds and i series. Prey standalone is free and open source, it's their CMS which is closed. (I might be wrong please correct me)

    We also started using Selectamark aluminium stencils with our name and postcode, they look nice and blend in with the Mac aesthetic - I was nervous at first but I can't recommend them enough as a possible deterrent. We marked every surface as the bezel is easily removed. (I'm in no way affiliated with selectamark lol)

    But every cloud has a silver lining, do you have insurance!?
    Can you post a link to that product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ste1988 View Post
    Can you post a link to that product?
    Selectamark | Selectamark Security Systems plc

    On aluminium they kind of blend in, they look kind of engraved and metallic white from a certain angle

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