Security Apps

Security Apps

PostPosted by MI5 » Mon May 26, 2014 6:07 pm

So I've been thinking about security apps, particularly ones that take a photo when you phone is stolen.
I'm trying this out on Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... atch&hl=en
Any good ones available for iPhones?
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Mon May 26, 2014 6:28 pm

A bit unclear about many apps...so can I just ask about this Lockwatch?

If you install it, how does the app know when YOU (the phone owner) has stopped using the phone?

For instance (when at home) I send a text, and put phone down on table next to me...

Does it automatically lock after a few seconds of none usage
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Mon May 26, 2014 7:05 pm

The app only functions when the phone is in a locked condition, i.e. your auto lock has come on after inactivity: when an attempt to unlock the phone is made with an incorrect pattern/code it then does it's stuff.

Looks like a good app to me :ooyh
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Mon May 26, 2014 8:12 pm

Agree it does look good.... but I needed to ask the question as I am someone who NEVER locks a phone...

I just didn't know whether by installing the app...I then had to UNLOCK every time I used it...
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by MI5 » Mon May 26, 2014 8:18 pm

Yes you would and you would also have to have a pin or pattern lock enabled.
It really isn't wise to not have one or the other in case your phone got into the wrong hands, esp as yours is a contract phone.
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Mon May 26, 2014 8:28 pm

MI5 wrote:Yes you would and you would also have to have a pin or pattern lock enabled.
It really isn't wise to not have one or the other in case your phone got into the wrong hands, esp as yours is a contract phone.


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

And that's me told :idk However point taken :legend :halo
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Mon May 26, 2014 8:31 pm

Cleoriff wrote:Agree it does look good.... but I needed to ask the question as I am someone who NEVER locks a phone...

I just didn't know whether by installing the app...I then had to UNLOCK every time I used it...


If you don't use a lock the app is useless. I too don't usually set a lock, but this app (IMO) makes it worthwhile, and I can confirm it works well - no sound from the front camera so the person trying to unlock the phone has no idea what's going on, and the email arrived complete with 3 images and a 20 second sound clip immediately.

At £1.79 this app is a bargain - thanks MI5 :ooyh
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by MI5 » Mon May 26, 2014 9:04 pm

It could save you almost £600 ;)
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Mon May 26, 2014 9:48 pm

So....a time for honesty here!

The only apps I have ever installed are free ones which don't affect the function of my phone...in that if I don't use them, well so what?

IF I install this one (and yes I know I should) it frightens me to death if honest! (There I have admitted it)

I have no idea what difference it will make to my phone (No throwaway lines please) :roll:

What if it locks and I can't get into it?

What if I forget I have the app...how many times will it allow me to try to get in...till it finally locks me out for good?

It's ok for you lot who install things then uninstall if you don't like them. I don't do that..so It really IS a big deal for me!
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Re: Security Apps

PostPosted by MI5 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Choose a passcode that you will remember easily. Cashpoint card pin for example. If you do forget you can reset your phone with you Google account log in.
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