The more Smartphones we own, the more chances of us losing them. This holds true for most of us. But the Android phone owners have a reason to rejoice. If they lose their Android phones, they’re sure to get it back with the help of an awesome Kaspersky’s mobile security app which not only helps in locating the missing smartphone, but also sends you pictures of the phone’s current surroundings.
The users just need to activate a ‘Mugshot’ feature in the app that accesses a lost or stolen phone’s forward-facing camera and captures photos of whatever or whoever might be in front of the lens automatically.
Photos are secretly taken -– so if your phone is with a thief he or she will not know the pics are being taken -– and captured photos can be viewed directly through the app’s web-based control center or in an email where the app sends the photos to a pre-determined address.
So if your phone is stolen, then those photos might potentially help you find the thief. If you’ve misplaced your smartphone, then a photo may help you find the exact spot where you left it using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi, and Google Maps.
Additionally, the app also offers logs of recent activities on your smartphone, and even helps you find out if the SIM card in the handset has been removed or replaced.
Besides helping you find your missing phones, the app also automatically protects you from the other apps you download by scanning those and helps protect your handset from new and emerging viruses, spyware, trojans and bots, and offers real-time protection against dangerous links and webpages, including phishing sites.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to app find a missing phone, there’s Where’s My Droid? Which doesn’t have a ‘capturing pictures’ feature or antivirus protection.