Question about locating/wiping Nexus 7 when lost/stolen

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http://forums.androidcentral.com – Hi all, I have Nexus 7 32GB WiFi version, and I was wondering if it was ever stolen or lost, how would I be able to track it down or at least wipe it clean? I already have the Cerberus app installed, I'm not rooted by the way. And I keep thinking about how it needs internet connection to function correctly so, the Cerberus app would be useless if it wasn't connected right? Or am I wrong? I just want to know what's the best possible move to get the device back if lost/stolen. I know the GPS on nexus 7 will work without a data connection but i'm not sure if that is accessible via cerberus w (HowTos)