LaptopSentinel is an active RFID laptop theft prevention system verifies that an employee leaving the building with a laptop is authorised to do so.


LaptopSentinel verifies that the associated laptop owner is present when the laptop tag is read by the reader. If this is not the case an alarm is generated. Tags have a low battery indicator and can have anti-tamper functionality as well. To utilise the anti-tamper functionality the tag signal needs to be detected by a reader. 

Features & benefits:


• Aesthetically pleasing tag design

• Operates alone standing or can integrate to access control systems

• Generates alarms and logs asset movement details

• Detects tag tampering from up to 100m

• Locates tags within the read field up to 3m using tag locators

• Ideal for multi-storey buildings

Tag Functionality:

Uses Active RFID technology

• Various tag formats: laptop tags, asset tags, personnel tags and ATX certified

• Battery life: 2 – 5 years

• Low battery signal

• Optional: tamper, movement and locator activated


Reader Functionality:

• Network: RS485 or Ethernet

• Range: 5 - 30 meters indoors up to 100m outdoors

Can be used for:

• asset control and security

• mobile and laptop computers

• artworks and valuable items

Software Functionality:

• The functionality includes the following:

• Cloud hosted

• Registering a notebook computer and associating the owner 

• Verifying the notebook computer and associated owner

• Logging notebook movement

• Generating alarms when associated owner is not in the proximity of the notebook


There are 3 interfaces:

• Asset Registration Interface: used to register assets and personnel, linking assets to personnel and setting alarm conditions

• Asset Alert Interface: Reporting and clearing of alarms

• Security Point Interface: Displays to security point personnel the details of assets which created alarms.

India, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi,

Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, China, Saudi Arabia

1219 Cobham Road, Pretoria, South Africa

+27 12 403-0091



Laptop Theft Prevention - Active RFID