Lookout Android App Takes a Picture of Your Handset’s Thief (Video)

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  • 26 Jan 2013
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  • Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android is a very interesting and well featured antivirus software for your tablet or phone, that now has a cool function called Lock Cam. This function allows it to take a picture from a phone’s front facing camera after 3 unsuccessful unlock attempts. The software assumes your device has been stolen and tries to get the perp’s pic.

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    The cool thing is that this software is available for free, but there’s also the option to upgrade to Lookout Premium, for $2.99 a month. All of the app downloads include a free two week trial of Lookout Premium with no credit card required. Back to the picture snapping, after the picture of the supposed thief is taken, Lookout will you an email about the attempted breach of security, plus the photo. Users can log onto Lookout.com and see the location of the phone, plus its location history.

    In order to use the Lock Cam, you need a handset with a front camera and at least Android 2.3 as the OS. There’s also the need of a PIN or unlock pattern for the device, that’s available in Android Settings/Security. Other features of the Pro version, aside from the Lock Cam are remote wipe and remote lock, plus the addition of custom messages to the phone’s lockscreen, such as the phone number to call or a request to return the device to the owner.

    You can download the app from here.

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    SOURCE: Tech Hive
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