Developed in part with a grant from
the National Science Foundation
Review of Prey Project

Prey Project reviews

Is this your business?
5 reviews
Las Urbinas 53, Oficina 52, Providencia
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, CHL

5 Reviews From Our Community

4 stars
3 stars
2 stars

All Reviews

11 reviews
9 helpful votes

it is free, minimalist and does not do anything annoying after installation .
The only downsides will be true of any software based tracking solution it tracks the laptop when it is online and running on the same os (meaning the thieves did not format the hard drive).

1 review
1 helpful vote

For preventing your laptop Phones from being stolen people must visit . Prey Project are charging way too much for this kind of application but same can be achieved by spending less. May be more by spending less.

37 reviews
311 helpful votes

Sign up for this ASAP!

This is an amazingly useful service that will provide a previously unheard-of service if your laptop or device gets stolen - mainly, a real honest-to-goodness chance of getting it back!

Anyone who has ever had a computer, phone or tablet stolen, knows that it's normally fairly useless to call the police. Unless the thief left behind some DNA and is already listed in the registry, it's going to be almost impossible to find them....and the police will tell you this.

Enter the Prey software - once installed on your computer or device, (and it is both PC and Mac compatible) with a little bit of tweaking, you will be able to track where your computer or device is, take webcam shots of the person who is using it, view what they are viewing on the screen, (great for seeing their facebook info) and even display a message to the thief's!

In fact, their website is filled with stories of people who were able to recover their property, even out of the country!

To truly get the most out of this software, it's important to use it the correct way. That is why I would recommend thoroughly reading their documentation, and also reading the stories of how people got their property back.

While you get more functionality with a paid account, they even have a free version that will cover up to three devices. Peace of mind, at any price is worth it, but free is amazing!

140 reviews
603 helpful votes

I know many people who've been robbed at home, or had they're computer stolen at work, etc. It is almost pointless filing a report to police over a stolen laptop because it won't be found. But with this open source software, it will help you in situations like this. For example, you have this installed and your computer goes missing. With your mobile (or another computer) log onto the website and set the computer to stolen.

It will give you details about their physical location. If this person uses webcam - you will get screenshots also and you can see what pages on the internet they are viewing. It is a really good software and a must have for all.

35 reviews
186 helpful votes

This project has created a free and open source software to track down stolen laptops. I highly recommend you check it out.

Customer Questions & Answers

Helpful answer 0
Thanks for voting!
Not as helpful

No answers yet. Answer this question
Questions? Get answers from the Prey Project staff and other customers.
Note: this is not for reviews - click here to write a review
Get notified about new answers to your questions.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • How long does shipping take?
  • What is the return policy?
  • Where is the company located?

Did You Find This Page Useful?

Sites You Might Also Like

Business owners: What’s your side of the story?

Register now for free – get notified of new reviews, respond to consumer feedback, add new photos to your page and much more.

Manage your business
Have a question about
Prey Project?
Post Review