What is BluCop and how does it work?
Basically BluCop is a dirt cheap radio controlled portable theft detection solution.
More precisely BluCop is a mobile software that can be executed on most of the Bluetooth capable cell phones (see BluCop requirements at the bottom of the page for further details of supported devices). BluCop uses the communication cost free Bluetooth technology to periodically check the availability of previously selected Bluetooth devices - so called markers - in the surrounding area. BluCop raises the alarm if it does not receive a life sign response of the currently checked marker within a configurable time. As Bluetooth is a short range communication technology, the alert is issued whenever the checked marker gets too far from BluCop. This distance is depending on your mobile, the selected Bluetooth device and the environment. Actually it is between 3 feet (1m) and 100 feet (30m). This means that if your BluCop protected property is stolen or left somewhere, you will be notified almost immediately.