We're looking at http://preyproject.com/ and https://www.lookout.com/.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joe Hourcle
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] locking app for iPads
On Jul 25, 2013, at 3:52 PM, Cheryl Kohen wrote:
> Dear Fellow Techs,
> We're looking to create a circulation policy for iPads (gen 4) in the
> Learning Commons, and were wondering about an app that will lock the
> device after a specific amount of time (3-4 hours). The idea is if a
> student does, in fact, steal the device, they will be locked out of
> actually utilizing it. Has anyone heard of something like this?
I don't know of a time-sensitive one, but Apple's "Find My iPad" (or iPhone), has an option to remotely lock a device:
I suspect it needs a network connection to send the signal to lock.
I don't know if it'll stop anyone who can jailbreak the device, but it would hopefully stop the person attempting to 'borrow' it long-term. (and you can track where it is, if it's a device with GPS)