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What is Prey?

Prey is a software and online platform for mobile device tracking, management, and data protection available for laptops, tablets, and mobiles. It offers a range of services for both personal and corporate use. The software and service are developed by the Chilean company Prey Inc., the successor of the funding company Fork Ltd. The Prey service is the property of Prey Inc., a small software company that operates in Chile and San Francisco. To this day, Prey has over 7.000.000 users and protects more than 8.800.000 devices in over 230 countries around the world. The service can be accessed for free, with the basic protection plan, or in its paid alternative that adds extensive features. The latter offers data protection tools for personal users, and a device fleet management suite for enterprises, schools, and non-profit organizations. ๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐——๐—ข ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฌ? โ€ข Advanced Tracking Follow a fleetโ€™s movements globally, track their locations in time, and delimit Control Zones to detect and react to unwanted area exits or entries. โ€ข Reactive Security: Create automatic triggers for when theft or movement is detected, and use anti-theft tools to block and track your organizationโ€™s assets. Recover key files, wipe or lock-down the rest, and gather evidence. โ€ข Simplified Management: Assign devices to employees, easily group them by usage, hardware, or area, and keep track of any hardware changes or odd behaviors like devices that have been offline for a while. โ€ข Evidence-based Recoveries: When a device is missing, Prey will gather evidence that's crucial for recovery, and deliver it to you in periodic reports that can aid the police's work. ๐—™๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—š๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฌ. TRACKING AND LOCATION โ€ข GPS, Wifi Triangulation, and GeoIP Tracking โ€ข Control Zones (Geofencing) โ€ข Global Device View โ€ข Location History DEVICE SECURITY โ€ข Remote Screen Lock โ€ข Message Alert โ€ข Anti-mute Alarm โ€ข Control Zone Actions (Movement-triggered actions) DATA SECURITY โ€ข Remote Wipe โ€ข File Retrieval Device Management โ€ข Scheduled Automations โ€ข Mass Actions โ€ข Enterprise Inventory โ€ข Custom Labels and Search โ€ข Fleet Status Dashboard โ€ข Custom Deployments MISSING EVIDENCE REPORTS โ€ข Pictures and Screenshots โ€ข Active and Nearby WiFis โ€ข Coordinates and Map โ€ข Device Information โ€ข Mac Address and IP ๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฌ โœ” It unifies and monitors your whole fleet seamlessly. Organize your laptops, tablets, and mobiles in groups and follow their status and position globally. Control Zones will help detect unwanted movements that can be reviewed in time. โœ” It adds an extra layer of data privacy compliance. Make sure your fleet is ready to protect its data safety compliance against incidents that may put legally bound private data at risk using the platformโ€™s custom wipe and file retrieval tools. โœ” It reacts automatically and gathers evidence. Configure automatic reactions upon movement detection to deter theft, and gather evidence to identify the thief. Or set up timed actions, like curfew locks to avoid usage out of office hours.

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Product Description

Prey is an Anti-Theft and management application that helps you keep track and secure your laptop, phone and tablet.


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Prey Project Inc.
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Year Founded
2010
HQ Location
Santiago, Chile
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@preyproject
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Director Of Information Technology
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Installation is quick and easy, agent does not hog resources or interfere with the device. Very discreet. Alerts and warnings have saved us from losing a few laptops. Great value for money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Had a couple of incidents where the geo location was off or ineffective. I would like it if adding and removing licenses was an easier process and could be done directly from the portal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Protect your mobile devices with Prey, it will help you control your inventory and is a fantastic loss prevention solution. Works silently in the background, users don't even know it is there until they need to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Asset management, loss prevention, inventory control, onboarding and offboarding. It is a great complement to our IT management suite. Very affordable compared to other similar solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The granular control prey offers for remote assets is incredible. The ability to locate, lock, recover or wipe a protected device brings some peace of mind in such a climate. The increase of remote users due to the pandemic has tested every industry. With Prey, security of our loaned / remote devices brings certainty in uncertain times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This is a tough question as I have not experienced a situation that I have found Prey to be lacking in. Their support is phenomenal, Fabiรกn Nรบรฑez responds quickly to every inquiry I have made within an hour. This blew me away as my questions have always been made via email. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you do not have mobile device management or are considering a platform, Prey is the right choice. The management console is well thought out and easy to use. Installation can be scripted and automated quickly in a windows environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prey helps to protect are mobile assets not just from theft but also insider threats associated with users. Protecting data and current configuration of the system from user interaction/intervention is a featured we utilizes in the event an employee leaves the company. We are able to lock the device as soon as we are notified of such a situation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ability to track and monitor our machines Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We would like to see a discount when adding more and more licenses. We are up to 50 licences now and are still paying the same prize per license. Also a complimentary license would be appreciated for personal usefrom my part, I directed our company towards Prey. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it, it works just great and is easy to install... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are leasing MacBooks to customers and we now have the ability to keep control of the MacBooks and track their whereabouts when they get stolen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

it's light weight, easy to install on devices and just plain works. I'm able to organize my devices, see additional information about my devices. Support is responsive for the software. We had a scenario that needed to find a device and as soon as it came online I was notified even after being missing from months! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could add more licenses on the fly and bill me instead of requesting and waiting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to track devices that are online, this is the way to go it actually works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to track devices that go missing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The ability to track our hardware across multiple platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The dashboard can be slow at times and sorting can be difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can test Prey out with a free personal account before you commit to a purchased account. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We track over 1500 devices that are being loaned out to faculty, staff and students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Very easy to install & setup

Modern & Sleek layout

Lightweight application - uses minimal resources

Discreet operation with minimum presence or notification

Geo-track & manage all your devices from one dashboard

Forever free plan available for personal use

Reliable software

Affordable pricing for premium plans

Instant notification and alert in case of device leaving 'secure zone'

Remote memory wipe feature in case your device is compromised Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For the premium Personal plan number of devices for is limited to 3, as having multiple devices is norm now it should be increased to at the very least 5

Compatibility issues with some older versions of Android operating system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Data Theft has become an important concern in today's digital age, Prey provides protection against any form of data theft from your devices. Its an essential tool to secure your devices and even provides a really good free plan to try it out.

It provides us a single simplified endpoint to view all our devices, their location and their security status. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prey is an efficient and powerful protection utility and acts as a safety net for all your devices. Its discreet way of operation, ease of use and multiple useful features make it a much better option than the default apps that come preinstalled on mobiles.

It has ensured a peace of mind that the sensitive data on my devices is safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Knowing the equipment is safe and traceable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Users think youโ€™re spying and/or mistrusting tem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get it. Use it. You wonโ€™t be disapointed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ensuring the security of equipment that is used by sort term employees. Able to track and trace misuse or misappropriation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

: It is a great super effective tool to keep relevant data and information in a safe and secure way, thus avoiding information theft. Also I like that you get a quick notice if any device is disconnected or something similar, it is very useful, it is dynamic and easy to install. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

: It is a very effective tool, but during one of its updates it stopped working and was disconnected from the devices and the information contained in the tool was momentarily lost, but after the update was effectively finished, the information was recovered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an extremely effective tool, since it allows you to safeguard all the relevant and important information of the company and the work team. Keeping the information safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The price and ease of install is great. It is also easy to manage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That you can uninstall the software form the PC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a cheap and easy solution to track your company PCs, laptops, and phones, this works. The only downside is that you can uninstall the software if you are technical enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trackign the location of our company PCs and setting geofences to set off alerts if a PC leaves our facility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ability to track and see (who is using) missing device. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you are managing a large fleet of equipment, the database can be messy sometimes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

not that I. know Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Theft case. We notice that theft case have reduced. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Associate
Accounting
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Prey is intuitive, easy to use and easy to install. We use Prey on our firm's devices, especially laptops. This is because we tend to go on numerous external assignments and considering the nature of our work where too much confidential information is involved it is our duty to secure our devices such that in the event that they are stolen we can easily track them, this is where Prey has been really handy. With Prey we are able to know the exact location of our devices and if they are compromised we can delete all the files remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We haven't found anything to complain about. Prey has met our requirements and it has been very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Prey because it is a simple tracking tool yet packed with powerful features. It also runs in the background making it unnoticeable and it doesn't use much power. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've been able to recover a number of our devices with the help of Prey in process rescuing some very valuable and confidential files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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COMPUTER ENGINEER
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Prey is a very useful application for all types of users which is responsible for tracking a device that has been stolen, stolen, lost or that has presented any situation in which you should know your geographical location, the last hour of connection you can configure your secure area and that the application notifies when the device leaves that area. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is an application that ensures and keeps your device safe for this reason can not describe any negative point, a constructive criticism would be able to increase the number of devices to which the application can track. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the features offered by Prey and remain calm due to the ease of use, cost and benefits that this tracking application presents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prey keeps all my mobile devices safe, both tablets and smartphones from possible scenarios in which they are prone to the loss of personal information and of great importance. It allows me to be sure and confident at all times that I can locate my devices instantly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Desarrollador de software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Prey is the most complete mobile application for locating our devices, whether due to loss or theft, allows the management and tracking of our devices regardless of your system, whether it is Android or any other through a single account and the best thing is that it has a mode of camouflage so if the phone is stolen they will not realize that it is running and will give essential information to determine its location, that is why it is so simple but very powerful and useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It usually presents problems with some versions of android, but it is not a question of the application but problems of that system so it is still a very complete application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Prey is a great and complete application that will keep your device safe anywhere if you want to try it you can do it since it provides great functions being free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By having Prey on my phone I can be more secure in any place, since I keep my data protected from any curious as well as the protection in general because in case of theft or loss I will be able to track my phone and in a few minutes I will know its location and I will be able to recover it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Desarrollador de software y aplicaciones
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love this application called Prey because it traces my devices extremely fast showing me the exact location of where they are, it is very easy to configure and only requires a single account to associate 3 or more devices for their protection, their plans are very economic and the best thing is that it can be used for both personal and business life. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I dislike about this great protection application for my home devices, so I consider it really very complete and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Prey offers great plans for very low costs and is ideal for personal as well as corporate protection, since it monitors data and broadcasts actions in large masses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prey is very useful for the protection of my home devices especially for my phone which I always carry with me, so having pre and I keep my mobile data protected and also working in real time I can know where it is My cell phone when I have lost it or in case of theft I can find it easily thanks to the photographic evidence that this great application gives me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoy that you can get photographic evidence of whoever has taken your phone/computer/tablet, and goes above and beyond the 'find my iPhone' app in customer support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Similar to most tracking software - there is a requirement to be online, and an unfortunate refresh rate - which causes some technology to slip through the cracks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you have a whole network of technology - you really should upgrade to have devices - it's well worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to keep track of apple products and travelling technologies with a peace of mind knowing that students tend to be bad at returning items, or being responsible for them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MCAT Teacher
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I live in Chicago in one of the areas with the highest thefts in the entire city, so I downloaded prey to make sure that I am safe from this kind of theft. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was hard to set up my account and when I first downloaded it and tried signing in online, it didn't recognize that I had downloaded the app on my phone even when opening the app itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It ensures that if my phone was to get stolen, a picture of the person who stole it could be taken and would make identifying the thief much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Technical Associate - Database Developer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is an excellent tool to look out for when you have your devices at an offsite location. So easy to track where it is, its status: offline or online and also when it was last seen active. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The free version lets you add only 3 devices per username used for signing up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been protecting my critical data stored in laptops that are at the offsite locations. These laptops stay at sites where they collect data based on user entry and sign up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Helps lock your phone in case you lose it

- Cool data tracking features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Not as user friendly as Find Your Phone App Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Tracking my equipment and knowing where it is Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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