A user enabled application for monitoring the presence of a PDA connected to a network via a cradle and, in response, ringing a phone in the vicinity of the PDA. The display on the telephone displays a message that asks the user to enter an access code via the telephone dialpad. If the user enters the correct access code then nothing happens and the phone continues to work as normal. If, however, the correct access code is not entered, the system communicates the unauthorized removal of the PDA to pre-selected phone numbers, pager numbers or email addresses. Appropriate steps can then be taken to try to and recover the missing device.

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