All SmartSafe devices report their location to the SmartSafe manager at regular intervals. This is not reliant on the PC/Laptop being powered on which gives the following benefits,
Instantaneous inventory management,
Ability to closely locate lost or stolen devices,
Ability to delete or destroy sensitive data if needed.
When powering on a PC/Laptop/Servers OS level and status of PC will be reported to the SmartSafe manager. If not at the security state for the organisation then the device will be controlled by the SmartSafe manager including such things as not allowing the device to access the network.