Use an old USB flash drive as a laptop alarm system


usbalarmHere’s a cool use for one of those USB flash drives laying at the bottom of your junk drawer – use it as an alarm for your laptop. LAarm is a (free for personal use, $50 for business) laptop alarm security application that sounds an alarm when a laptop is in danger of being stolen or losing data. It can also recover and destroy data if the laptop is stolen. You can read a full review of the application at

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  • Hai Vu October 3, 2009, 9:37 pm

    I have tried a while ago a similar solution. The problem? In the mall, the tiny laptop speakers are not loud enough. This idea might works for quiet environments such as office or library.

  • Chris October 4, 2009, 5:26 am

    Pressing down and holding the power buttons of many laptops shuts them down, rendering this useless. Or just hitting the old “suspend or hibernate” key combo will defeat this. It would be wise not to rely on this alarm at all.

  • j70 October 5, 2009, 3:14 pm

    I like this article very much. I tried that out. Two thumbs up! My antique flash drive became useful again and my laptop gets another protection layer.

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