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Since the ActiveTrak Inc. was founded in 2007, our company and award winning software has been featured in top tech and news outlets around the world. If you are a reporter interested in our technology, recoveries or are looking for an expert to speak about data protection, mobile security, privacy or endpoint security feel free to contact us, we would be happy to help.


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January 16, 2014 | GadgetTrak launches new Android version
GadgetTrak, the mobile security software pioneer, has launched a new Android compatible version upgrade, just in time for Android KitKat (4.4). According to GadgetTrak CEO, Mark Garrison, the new Android-compatible version upgrade is designed to improve the user experience and streamline the download process.
October 26, 2013 | GadgetTrak names new CEO
GadgetTrak, the mobile security software pioneer, has named Mark Garrison as its chief executive officer, succeeding company founder Ken Westin. Garrison joined the company in 2009, and has served in the roles of COO and CFO. Prior to joining GadgetTrak, he held executive roles in fast-growing, successful companies including Rosetta Technologies, Extensis and Ateq Corporation.
June 7, 2011 | Laptop Thieves Punk'd! Six Amazing
Michael Kuzmack is a student at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. On Veteran's Day, 2010, he and a friend were hanging out, playing computer games. They took a break to grab lunch at the school cafeteria, and Kuzmack brought along his Toshiba laptop in its case.
May 24, 2011 | Defeat the thieves after your iPad
GadgetTrak is not only able to track your device should it be lost or stolen but also uses the iPad and iPhone camera to shoot photos of the thief and their surroundings. These are silently emailed to an address you specify in the settings so that you can provide information to police to assist with apprehension.
May 20, 2011 | How to defeat the thieves after your iPad
GadgetTrak is not only able to track your device should it be lost or stolen but also uses the iPad and iPhone camera to shoot photos of the thief and their surroundings. These are silently emailed to an address you specify in the settings so that you can provide information to police to assist with apprehension.
May 20, 2011 | Lost goods found thanks to tracking programs
Ken Westin, chief executive of GadgetTrak, another anti-theft program, agrees. “We have actually had a number of recoveries where organized crime was involved, and some of these people are pretty scary,” he said. “Luckily nobody was hurt in this case.”
May 19, 2011 | GadgetTrak iOS Security 2.5
Camera reports are sent to the email address associated with your GadgetTrak account. Each report includes the device's location, a link to view that location on a map, and of course the photo or photos that were captured.
March 14, 2011 | GadgetTrak for iPhone and iPad
You can take every precaution and still find yourself a device short. GadgetTrak adds to peace of mind at a low cost, especially if you own multiple iOS devices. Just as the best time to make a backup is before your hard drives suddenly meltdown, the best time to install theft-recovery software is before you're no longer able to.
March 14, 2011 | GadgetTrak tracks stolen laptops, phones without breaking the bank
With GadgetTrak, the installation process is simple. When you register, the software collects various pieces of identification about your device.
March 14, 2011 | GadgetTrak app tracks stolen iPhones
GadgetTrak adds to peace of mind at a low cost, especially if you own multiple iOS devices. Rated 4.5 out of 5 mice
March 10, 2011 | MILLION-DOLLAR IDEA: Software Will Locate Your Stolen Laptop & iPhone
Why it's brilliant: If you've ever lost your iPhone, Blackberry or laptop, you were probably devastated. Not only are these gadgets expensive, they often contain valuable documents and information.
January 8, 2011 | CES: GadgetTrak offers mobile theft protection
Enter GadgetTrak Mobile Security, which has revved to version 3 just in time for CES 2011. Along with its companion apps, this handy service provides comprehensive protection for laptops, smartphones, and tablets in the event they're lost or stolen.
December 21, 2010 | GadgetTrak Device Tracking Comes to iPhone, iPad
GadgetTrak announced the immediate availability of its GadgetTrak app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Tuesday. The app lets users remotely track the location of their iOS device, and keep tabs on the locations of other GadgetTrak-enabled devices.
July 26, 2010 | Unlucky Thief Caught 10 Minutes After Stealing iPhone
Available for Mac and Windows, with versions for BlackBerrys, iPhones and Windows Mobile phones, GadgetTrak takes a photo of the user with the computer's Webcam, either every 30 minutes or whenever the computer is awakened from sleep and more
June 16, 2010 | Putting a Private Detective in Your Laptop
Available for Mac and Windows, with versions for BlackBerrys, iPhones and Windows Mobile phones, GadgetTrak takes a photo of the user with the computer's Webcam, either every 30 minutes or whenever the computer is awakened from sleep and more
March 18, 2010 | GadgetTrak Mobile Security tracks Android smartphones when lost or stolen
What's stopping someone from keeping your lost or stolen Android phone and calling it their own? Not much, until now. ActiveTrak announced they will release a new version of their GadgetTrak Mobile Security software for the Android OS at CTIA Wireless 2010 next week.
March 4, 2010 | Putting a Private Detective in Your Laptop
Luckily, some gadgets are smart enough to call for help. A Portland, Ore., company called GadgetTrak has created some smart software to help them do it.
Febrary 22, 2010 | GadgetTrak puts RoboCop to shame
Want your stolen gear back? Don't call some gung-ho superhero who's as likely to blow up your small grocery store as he is to catch those perps, call GadgetTrak instead. The little startup company has grown since we last heard of it back in 2007, and is now operating tracking service reuniting gadgets with their owners.
February 21, 2010 | Three ways to track your lost smartphone
If you're a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device user, try GadgetTrak: It can locate your phone with GPS or data collected from cell towers.
January 17, 2010 | 5 Tips to Keep Your Gadget Gifts Working Like New
Tip 2: Get Tracking Software for Phones and Laptops: GadgetTrak uses GPS and WiFi signals to locate your lost electronic and lock it down remotely so a thief cannot use it and police can track it.
January 26, 2010 | Laptop Software Nails Springfield Crooks
The Hardre's home in Springfield was burglarized twice in 15 months. Thieves took a laptop and some jewelry. But an anti-theft software program the family installed called Gadget Trak helped them and the police catch the burglars.
August 19, 2009 | On the Trail of the Missing Gadget
GadgetTrak takes a different approach. It collects nothing at its servers, but its software sends an e-mail message with the location directly to the user. GadgetTrak can also snap photos with any built-in camera and upload them to the owner's Flickr account.
August 6, 2009 | GadgetTrak Security System Catches iMac Thief With Startling Precision
GadgetTrak collected tons of info. It triangulated his longitude and latitude via WiFi , his IP address, WiFi networks in range, and the username, and even took a photo of him with the iMac's built-in webcam. The iMac and two other stolen laptops were traced to a tattoo parlor in Brooklyn
August 6, 2009 | Tracking Software Rescues Stolen iMac after Two Weeks
You have to be seriously paranoid to put anti-theft software on a desktop computer, but for one lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) GadgetTrak customer, it turned out to be a good idea.
June 16, 2009| MacLife Magazine: Outwit Thieves with GadgetTrak
adgetTrak's MacTrak is featured in the June 2009 issue of MacWorld in their special on mobility. The issue focuses on solutions for travelers and the mobile work force and MacTrak is featured in their article titled "Outwit Thieves"
June 11, 2009| Two cheaper alternatives to Find My iPhone
Getting closer to a MobileMe-style solution, GadgetTrak is a free app designed to help you locate a stolen iPhone (so you can recover it vigilante-style! Or, if you're boring and law-abiding, with the police's help). Check it out:
July 8 2009| Why Your Smart Phone Is So Stupid
GadgetTrak's software goes to almost comical lengths to help customers find their phones. It can help you track it based on GPS and cellular network signals. It can sound an alarm or send a message to the device. And if that doesn't work, it can remotely backup your contacts, before wiping the phone clean.
June 26, 2009 | Five must-have iPhone apps for your next trip
A stolen iPhone could put a major damper on your trip. GadgetTrak aims to help you get it back, and while it's not quite as effective as MobileMe, it can't hurt to install it before leaving.
March 28, 2009 | Software can help retrieve your stolen laptop
GadgetTrak uploads network information and Wi-Fi derived coordinates to Flickr. In this screenshot, Glenn Fleishman demonstrates what the laptop owner could see if his stolen computer was activated.
March 28, 2009 | Yahoo Tech Guide - How you can recover your laptop if it's ever stolen with GadgetTrak
GadgetTrak is both a software application and service that can detect changes in location and inform you of its findings.
April, 2008 | Stop, Thief!
A lost or stolen cell phone may not be a lost cause. Here are some tips for retrieving your device.
November 14, 2008 | WiFi+GeoTagging Security Software for Your Mac
GadgetTrak features location-awareness from Skyhook Wireless' Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and integration with Flickr to capture the location and images of laptop thieves.
August 9, 2008 | How to Track Down Your Lost Gadgets
New Technology Helps You Recover Lost or Stolen Gadgets
June 3, 2008 Eight Great Tools for Road Warriors
f you don't like the idea of a monitoring center tracking your computer's movements, GadgetTrak works similarly to LoJack for Laptops but sends the information it collects directly to you via e-mail. If your system is stolen, you can contact police with the location information gathered by the software.
June 6, 2008 | Lost cameras "phone home" to catch thieves
GadgetTrak, of Beaverton, Oregon, sells software that can be loaded onto any of those devices. If a BlackBerry, for example, falls into the wrong hands, the software grabs information from the new user's SIM data card and e-mails it to the rightful owner.
December 28, 2008 | Most Stolen Electronics
With GadgetTrak's sneaky defenses, it almost makes you wish your BlackBerry or MacBook gets snatched.
January 9, 2008 | Keep track of lost or stolen devices with GadgetTrak
iPod's, MP3s and GPS devices were all hot holiday gifts and if you got one, you might want to start thinking about how to protect it. There is some new technology out there that can help - it's called Gadget Trak.
   
   
May 1, 2007 | Anti-Theft Widget for iPods
The GadgetTrak puts a little software widget and an ID code on your device. When you connect it to a computer, the widget connects to the company's database to see if that ID code is associated with a device that's been reported stolen.
March 18 2007 | GadgetTrak Relaunched as Paid Service
GadgetTrak has relaunched as a paid subscription service that gives users the ability to track down stolen gadgets using social-engineering software installed on the gadget's memory.
November 30, 2007 | Finding Your Stolen iPod
Here's something new to consider loading onto your iPod: a program that will track the device and then report back with its whereabouts.
October 19 2007 | iPod crime wave? Yes, and more
GadgetTrak, a small Portland company, has a service that can be installed on almost any USB-enabled device which will make a stolen gadget "phone home" as soon as it is connected to a computer with Internet access.
February 26, 2007 | GadgetTrak finds your stolen stuff for you
Getting your electronics stolen really sucks. You spend all this money on a new iPod or laptop only to have some sleazebag swipe it from your backpack on the subway — it just hurts. Until now, there wasn't much you could do to get your stolen toys back. But a new company is looking to make it easier to retrieve your stolen goods.
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
















Broadcast Coverage

KOIN: Stealthy Laptop Software Catches Thieves



ABC News - Good Morning America



Fox 12 OR: GadgetTrak Mobile Security - February, 2011



Fox 25 Boston - GadgetTrak Featured by Boston Globe



Fox 12: GadgetTrak Tracks Stolen Phones



KOIN OR: GadgetTrak Solves Portland School Burglaires- February 2010



KATU News Cover Story: Hidden Technology - GadgetTrak



Fox 12 OR: GadgetTrak Solves Portland School Burglaires- February 2010



KOHD Bend, OR: GadgetTrak Software Recovers Stolen Laptop & Priceless Jewelery



KEZI Bend,OR: GadgetTrak Software Recovers Stolen Laptop & Priceless Jewelery



King 5 News - Get Jessie puts GadgetTrak to the test



Fox 40 News: Laptop Theft Prevention & More



WTOL: GadgetTrak



KATU Problem Solvers GadgeTrak



KPTV: Technology Tracker - GadgetTrak



KGW: Your Money Your Business - GadgetTrak



KOIN: Tracking Technoloyg - GadgetTrak