I have made a "linux-anti-theft" system, users can register themself and their systems. Visit it at www.linux-anti-theft.net
Linux-anti-theft in 4 steps
1. Register yourself and get your personal codes.
2. Download and install the Linux anti-theft client.
3. The client sends at each startup of your system the internal and external (unique for each internet user) IP address to your account. This happens even before a user is logged in.
4. Is your system stolen? Consult your personal account and localise your system using the IP broadcast address. So you can follow your system, it doesn't matter where it is located.
Hardware can be replaced, but your personal files may be priceless; both for self-employed persons, employees and home users. Today we increasingly hear about the theft of computer systems. The victim will report to the police, but there is only little chance that a stolen system is found and returned to the legal owner.
What Linux-Anti-Theft.net does?
In order to to improve the chances of return of your system after a theft, your system can be monitored. Each time when your laptop or desktop system starts up it will automatically send the internal and external IP adresses of the network it is connected to. These data send by your sytem will be collected in our database and can be consulted through your personal control panel. For local authorities this will be very helpful in tracing back your system.
If you would prefer to host it on your own webserver, you can download the script here: http://www.linux-anti-theft.net/lat_self-en.tar.gz
For that, you need a server running Apache, PHP and MySQL. This script has a extra functionality: you can upload a webcam picture by FTP.