I'm interested in sending a remote wipe command to stolen IT devices, such as a cell phone, or wifi connected device. However most remote wipe technologies require that the cellular service (or wifi) be connected in order to receive the command.
This requirement is self-defeating since the Wifi device will most definitely be out of range by the time the command is issued, and the cellular plan may changed before a impatient end user requires inbound calls to work on their replacement SIM card.
What set of technologies is used in automobile recovery? (Is it still MobiTex?)
Is it possible to re-purpose the cellular technology used for Automobile theft tracking for PCs, cell phones, and BYOD devices?
What is the ideal set of technologies (low power draw, broad coverage) that would best enable this low bandwidth application?