Well it is now practically possible to recognize the thief if your phone is stolen. The?ásecurity?áfirm Lookout has given the Android users an opportunity to see the thief with its latest app, called Lookout Security & Antivirus?áApp. Since its release this app has been making a lot of buzz in the internet websites as well as in the forums. So we thought why not let our readers know what this app actually does and how you can take advantage of it.
To give you a brief idea about what this app does watch the video below. It is an official video released by Lookout showcasing Lookout lock cam app.
The Lookout Lock cam app uses the front camera of the Android device and snaps the photo of the person who makes specified number of unsuccessful attempts to unlock the phone. It then mails the photo to you and you can see who had actually stolen the device.
After you have?áreceived?áthe email, you can log into your Lookout account from PC and see the actual location of the phone as well as its location history.
The?áLookout Security & Antivirus will run on Android 2.3 or higher. You must also set an unlock PIN or pattern from the Android settings panel.
What if you made a wrong attempts accidentally to unlock the device? This app also provides you an option to set the number of unsuccessful attempts to be made before sending an alert.
The Premium Features
The developers of this app have a very good attempt to make money with this app. They have given such an?áattractive?ábasic features that you will be tempted to buy the premium service. The premium subscription will cost you $30 per year (or $3 per month) with more features like remote lock and remote wipe. The premium app lets the users leave a note on the lock screen, with an alternate phone number to contact, for the finder of the phone.
Remote lock, remote wipe and other security services are also offered by some popular apps like SeekDroid?áand Cerberus?áwith one time annual fee. Meanwhile Android Lost which is in beta mode offers many security features for free! If you keep lots of sensitive data on your device, then ?áI guess it is worth spending few bucks to secure it.
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