Absolute Launches Device Collection Service

By: Matt Meanchoff | 9/14/2020 | 1 min read

K-12 education IT and asset management teams have faced plenty of new challenges and complexities this year with the shift to distance learning, but end-of-year student device collection is high on the priority list.

Even before the pandemic, the yearly task of rounding up school devices was a notoriously cumbersome and complicated process. It demanded a lot of manual legwork, and still it was common for a number of student devices to remain unaccounted for. The sudden pivot to an adapted online learning model added a new layer of complexity to device inventory, as the device fleet moved off-campus.

The Reality of Unreturned Devices

Every missing device signifies not only wasted budget, but there are also security risks to staff, students, and the district posed by the potential exposure of student PII, along with the failure to meet FERPA compliance regulations and CARES audit concerns. K-12 IT leaders need an effective, efficient way to recover devices from students. 

New Absolute Device Collection Service 

Absolute can now recover unreturned devices on your behalf. Our proven recovery method leverages our undeletable tether to every device enables us to work alongside you to recover each student device safely. The service is seamless, comprehensive, and all-inclusive for your entire school district’s device pool. 

Absolute specialists assist with:

  • Marking devices as missing in the Absolute console for accurate, timely reporting
  • Setting up end user messaging and targeted device freeze messages
  • Email and phone campaigns to students and families in English or Spanish to aid with the recovery process
  • Informing district officials when shipping labels are needed by a student or parent/guardian to return a device that’s been taken to another city or state

The entire process is designed to make your school district’s student device collection process as painless and hassle-free as possible.

Learn How Absolute Can Help Your School District Recover Lost Devices

Absolute’s Device Reclamation Service is available now in the United States and Canada.

For more information visit our website or call 1-877-600-2295

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