PC PhoneHome is software that can help recover a lost or stolen laptop. Columbia University has purchased a site license for PC PhoneHome from Brigadoon Security Group.
Users whose laptops are administered by their department should speak to their system administrator before installing software like PC PhoneHome.
Download and Installation
(Current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible to download.)
- Locate the serial number of your computer and write it down, keeping that information in a safe place.
- Identify the MAC addresses of network cards on your computer and write them down as well. For instructions, visit this page.
- Download and run the installer (required UNI login):
PC PhoneHome 3.5 for Windows (319 KB)
Mac PhoneHome 3.5 (9 MB)
Mac PhoneHome 3.6 for OSX 10.8 only (158 KB)