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Track and Protect Takes Pictures of the Ugly Criminal That Stole Your Phone

People lose their phones. It is just a way of life for some. But if you have an app that helps fight against thieves, or even fight against yourself from forgetting or losing your phone, then you should definitely take advantage of it. Track and Protect has some very cool features including, auto phone lock at SIM change, remote phone wipe, and even report thief’s location at SIM change. All of which helps smartphone users feel more secure when taking their devices everywhere they go.

Probably the neatest Track and Protect function, is the camera feature, where it will snap a picture with the front facing camera if the thief doesn’t enter the right lockscreen gesture after 3 tries, then send it to your email. If you take your phones security more seriously than the average user, give it a go. Free on the Android Market, with additional in app purchases for further features.

Do you guys use these types of security apps? Have you ever had to use one?

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  • Jonathonflores6958

    I need an app that’s going to wipe pictures and content off my sd card. After I call my carrier, the phone is crap. But they can still remove the sd card and get all the naked pictures and videos of my girlfriend off there. They leaves her mad and me on the couch lol

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  • Jnth

    Brilliant!
    It is not just an App. If you study, it has even Webby Award status and other awards. Can’t uninstalled. Uses satelite to track and even reports operator id and alien sim. No battery drain as it uses encrypted sms send to phone. I am impressed. Very pro, they got my 10 bucks.

  • Anonymous

    I now have a reason to purposely steal phones, and input the password incorrectly 3x… just to send you a close up of my donut hole~!

    • Fd2blk78

      Probably the best comment i’ve ever seen on this site. Props to you

      • FortitudineVincimus

        then you dont come around much

  • Anonymous

    question of the day.. do these things kill your battery?  this is the only reason I haven’t installed them

  • Jake

    I haven’t been interested in front-facing cameras, but this has opened my eyes to a practical use for them. I just wish that it would take the photo after each failed attempt to unlock, or every other failed attempt. I question whether a thief would bother trying to unlock three times in a row.

  • Me

    Nah I’ll pass but if you make one that needs a code to wipe I’m in. 3 wrong tries and battery super heats then explodes in their hands. Now we got something to go on when looking for the sob

  • http://profiles.google.com/chasehammer Chase Johnson

    ill stick to seekDroid  thanks.

  • http://davesdroid.blogspot.com NadTwist

    Android Lost (http://www.androidlost.com) is the best way to go.  It’s not even an app, it just makes use of that “Administrator” feature on your phone that you wondered how to use.  It’s totally free and mind blowing what it can do.  I have no involvement in the app and don’t know the developer, I just really think it’s the best option out there.

    I did a video review of it a month ago:
    http://davesdroid.blogspot.com/2011/07/android-lost-best-lost-phone-finder.html

    • http://davesdroid.blogspot.com NadTwist

      I just looked at the description of Track and Protect and they apparently are also doing the API thing… only difference is that they are disguising it as a “Free” app… you have to BUY credits to access all of the features… unlike Android Lost, which is 100% free. 

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Nice find.

      • meth feld

        thanks…looks like a good app

  • Mr.Joe

    If someone stole my phone I’d go and kick their freaking buttocks!  Maybe even tie them up in my basement… and use them for experimental purposes…

    OH my I wonder if that’s appropriate to do to a cell phone thief? 

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      And then spend 10 years in San Quentin getting butt raped by a 6′ 5″, 350lb black man who makes Mandingo look like a chinaman who just came out of a cold lake. Smart.

  • Anonymous

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  • Rajivrag

    What am I supposed to do with a picture of the person who stole my phone? Do you think the police will run this against the database to find the phone stealer?

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      Probably not. But there is a similar application for Macs, and ever since that guy ran a blog of “this guy stole my macbook”, this type of app has been very popular. No one ever said that it is useful or ideal, it’s just a viral idea (with plenty of flaws).

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        thanks again for that invite

    • Jake

      Once you get GPS coordinates of the phone’s general location, a photo of the perp will help to quickly identify him/her in the vicinity.

  • Anonymous

    i get an error that says Imsi can’t be blank
    ??????????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OOO7GVPXWATBC75FGMUTLHJJME SjB

    i haven’t had to use one, but my ex has. we used Lookout to find her phone. you obviously hope to never have to use it, but when you have to you thank god that you had it.

  • AboutTime

    all u got to do is cover the front facing camera than just wipe it :)

    • Jake

      99.99999999999999999999999999999% of theives won’t think to cover the front facing camera. They don’t know that this app is installed and running, and they don’t keep track of which cameras have front-facing cameras.

  • Kaufkin

    used the “scream” function from another app to both find my phone and give a bit of negative reinforcement to a 5 year old who had ‘borrowed’ the phone, and forgot where he had it. scared the @$%@#$ out of him. (and yeah, it was in his dresser, not next to his head, before you start flaming…) so yeah, it’s useful I suppose…

  • J G

    Cool

  • http://twitter.com/UbernerdLord Christopher Settle

    absolutely going to get this when I get my Bionic.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      This app won’t be around in 2013.

      • Steveo

        Neither will a decent HTC LTE Verizon phone with a dual core processor and a front facing camera :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Erickson/563313398 Travis Erickson

    Sounds like a great idea for those that have the front facing camera

    • webby

      +1 to that

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  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I don’t know about anyone else, but the first thing I would do if I steal a phone is wipe it… not that I would steal a phone, but it’s only common sense.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I don’t know about anyone else, but the first thing I would do if I steal a phone is wipe it… not that I would steal a phone, but it’s only common sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      Thanks for spreading this knowledge to any potential thief reading it. 

      • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

        I am more so spreading this knowledge to anyone who would read this, think this app has Droid-Life endorsement, and install it on their phone for ultimate and unfailed protection against thieves.

        A tech-savy thief would know this without my help, and a tech-dumb thief does not read Droid Life on a regular basis.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      If you lose your phone call your service provider and tell them to kill the MEID. Phone is worthless.

      • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

        Exactly!

      • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

        Exactly!

    • Anonymous

      no shit statement of the week.. just like someone stealing a BMW to part it should disconnect the battery first.. or someone robbing a bank should wear a mask

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