I am currently experimenting with Meraki ( to help with remote management and tracking in the event that an iPad is lost or stolen. This mobile device manager allows you to use an Apple Management profile in combination with an app to send notification, install apps remotely, do location tracking, and remotely lock down or wipe the device. It's not bad for a free service. 

Most forums have tried pointing me to MobiControl for some of this, but it is currently out of the projects price range. 

Good Luck
Rob Nunez | Emerging Technologies Librarian
Marquette University

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cheryl Kohen
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:53 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] locking app for iPads

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?

Many thanks!

Cheryl Kohen | Emerging Technology Librarian | Daytona State College