How about Lojack for laprops.
You can use it on any PC and they say they recover 2 out of 3 stolen PCs with the software on it.
Car: Ford Focus
Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.
Ok so seriously. I feel bad that your computer was stolen. I the last 20 years I've had one 3000$ stereo system stolen. Yea it hurt at the time. So here is what I learned from it. Get a car alarm with auto locks (15 secs max) and with a 120 db siren inside the car as well as outside.(yes it will hurt if it goes off and they are taking your stuff) Put your amps, computer, and crossovers under seats or in the trunk. Use vandal proof screws once you have it where you want it. Park under well lit areas(here was my mistake besides a factory car alarm.) Remember this; if they want it they'll take it. Carry insurance if you can. Lastly live free, learn, move on and die well.
My new install
D945GCLF2, M350 case,Xenarc 700 tsv,m-4 ATX
Visteon HD radio w/mitches cable, BU-353
2 Punch 150 amps, 1 Kicker ZX 400.1 watt
4 Boston Acoustic Speakers,2 Pioneer 10 subs
mount it in the trunk. Under the seat you will probably end up spilling something on your seat eventually and it will hit the PC.
Yes this happened to me.
The trunk offers the best protection and is the most inconspicuous spot.
Sucks that your carpc got stolen, some people are just horrible... well... people.
Did they tear apart your car to get the USB devices out, or did you just have them laying out? Mine are running all through the panels and under the carpet, so they're near impossible to take out. My carpc is out now, but while it was in the carpc itself was under the seat and bolted down in such a way that you would have to remove the seat to get to it. Same with my amplifier. If it was annoying and difficult to put in, it will probably be to remove
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I live in brooklyn, new york, and you have to have a good alarm so I use the Viper 5900 with two way pager
Viper 5900 and inside
Glass break sensor
Motion/proximity sensor (best feature) anyone gets close it warns them off