How do I use theft alarm?First,
connect the laptop to a power outlet or plug in a flash drive and then
lock the computer by pressing Windows logo key and L key at the
If there is no beep sound, the theft alarm is not armed or not ready to use, see Why no beep sound when pressing Win+L.
If there is no theft alarm sound coming out when unplugging the power cord or flash drive, see Theft alarm sound is delayed or not emitted.
How do I disarm theft alarmThe
theft alarm sound is designed to continue after it is triggered until
it is disarmed. If the theft alarm is triggered, there is only one way
to disarm it. To disarm, just unlock the computer by entering a correct
Windows logon password. Unlocking is an essential step. There is no
other way you can disarm the theft alarm without the step.
If your computer is currently not locked as a result of a power loss or an improper shutdown, use the following steps:
See "How To Disarm Theft Alarm" in the product manual for more info
- Restart the computer
- Logon Windows
- Lock the computer (pressing Win+L)
- Unlock the computer
Why is no theft alarm sound coming out?See How do I use theft alarm
Why no beep sound when pressing Win+LIf
the beep sound is not emitted while pressing Win+L keys,
computer may be still starting up. Before pressing Win+L key, wait until a LAlarm icon appears in the notification area
(bottom right side of the screen).
LAlarm icon in the notification area may take several minutes to appear
if you just turned on or restarted
the computer. If you are using Windows Vista, this time may be longer.
(If you log onto a guest account, the LAlarm icon may not appear.) Only
LAlarm version 5.6 or later versions emit the beep
sound while pressing Win+L keys. You may also check whether your
speakers are muted.
How to stop alarm sound?
To stop the theft alarm sound, disarms the theft alarm, which is
just unlocking the computer by entering a password.
For other alarms, there will be a pop up window with
some options (e.g. Mute button) to stop the alarm sound. You can also disable the alarm
See also: How do I stop theft alarm when it continues to sound after restarting the computer?
How do I stop theft alarm when it continues to sound after restarting the computer?Theft
alarm is designed to continues to sound after the alarm goes off until
you disarm it. To stop the alarm sound, simply disarm the theft
How to change alarm volume level? The
alarm sound (except theft alarm) is subject to the Window speaker
volume level. If the volume level is high, the alarm sound will also be
high. If the speaker volume is muted, no alarm sound will be emitted.
However the theft alarm will always be loud sound regardless of volume
level or mute state.
How to best use LAlarm?
After installing LAlarm laptop alarm software, it will automatically start whenever your
computer starts. It will be working behind the scene invisibly in normal
situations. LAlarm consist of five alarms: theft alarm, perimeter alarm,
inattention alarm, disk alarm and battery alarm. The theft alarm
and battery alarm are already enabled by default. You can individually enable or disable the
alarms from the Options setting.
- With theft alarm, you can lock down your laptop to a power
outlet or a table. When the laptop is disconnected from the power
outlet or removed from the table, LAlarm emits a loud alarm sound.
First, lock the computer by pressing [Win]+[L] key after connecting the
laptop to a power outlet or lock down
your laptop to a table with a flash drive and its strap.
- In order to use the perimeter alarm and the inattention
alarm, you will need to enable them and define the safe zone for example enter your
home IP address into the safe zone.
- When an alarm goes off (except the theft alarm), there
will be a pop up window with some options to stop the alarm.
- The data destruction and theft response functions are
not enabled by default. Therefore, you have to enable the functions in the
Options setting if you would like to use them.
- You can receive alarm events to your mobile phone via email or SMS if you enable the email alert feature.
battery longevity alarm is designed for the Li-ion type battery, which
is the most commonly used laptop battery type. You should disable the
battery longevity alarm if your laptop battery is not the Li-ion
- You can find more information in the product
manual and Knowledge Base.
LAlarm is intended to enhance laptop security and reduce security
risks, but is intended neither to solve every laptop security problem
nor being foolproof. Often a multi layer protection is better than a
single layer protection. Thus, we suggest that you should also
utilize other security solutions besides LAlarm such as backup,
firewall, antivirus, encryption and so on. Furthermore, there are some other preventive measures you could take in order to prevent laptop theft and protect your laptop and data.
How to disable power button?See the manual or this knowledge base article.
How to destroy data?Enter
the name of folders or drive name in the Destruction tab. For step by
step instruction, please refer to the product manual.
See also: Knowledge Base
Where is the product manual?The
product manual is accessible by pressing 'Help' link in the Setup
or Options program. In LAlarm version 5.1 or earlier versions, the
manual is accessible by click on 'Help' button.
How do I uninstall?The
version specific uninstallation instruction is found in the product
manual. If you look for a general uninstallation instruction, here is
For LAlarm version 5.2 or later versions:
Select Start > All Programs > LAlarm > Uninstall
For LAlarm version between 5.1 and 2.1:
Select Start > All Programs > LAlarm > Setup > Uninstall
For LAlarm version 2.0 or earlier versions:
- Press Win + R
- Enter the following in the input field: "\program files\lalarm\setup" (with the quotation marks)
- Click Uninstall
Why do I get disk
error alarm frequently?
That is a clear sign of the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) deterioration if you
still get the alert constantly even after repairing the HDD errors and
damages according to the instruction provided in the Help message. In
that case, you may have to replace the HDD soon.
How do I contact tech support?
contact LAlarm Systems Support via email@example.com. Please ensure your
return email address is correct and working condition. If you do not hear from us within
2 business days, most likely:
- your email account has a problem and doesn't accept email from us;
- you have provided a wrong return email address and the email we sent you was bounced back; or
- your email service provider refused to accept the email that we sent you or sent into your spam folder.
Please contact us with another email address if you do not get a reply from us within 2 business days.