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Phone Thief Selfie Systems

Lookout's Thefties Feature Snaps a Photo of a Phone Theif

— June 7, 2014 — Tech
Just as there are security cameras to catch miscreants in the act of doing something they shouldn't, mobile security company Lookout's 'Thefties' is designed to catch a phone thief in the act. The cameras on most new phones now are pretty top notch in terms of quality and Thefties makes use of forward-facing cameras and in the case of suspicious activity, it will snap a picture of the possible perpetrator.

If there's any kind of strange activity detected, such as numerous tries to enter a password, or removing the phone's SIM card, Lookout sends phone owners a Theft Alert, which includes a photo and location so that they can hand the information over to the authorities and make a report about the incident.

Thefties can be used with both Android and Apple devices as part of Lookout's protection plans.
Trend Themes
1. Phone Thief Selfie Systems - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop phone security systems that utilize forward-facing cameras to capture photos of possible phone thieves.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile Security - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Enhance mobile security software with Thefties feature to provide users with evidence in case of phone theft.
2. Surveillance Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create surveillance systems that integrate with phone security software to capture photos of phone thieves in real-time.
3. Law Enforcement - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with mobile security companies to incorporate Thefties feature into law enforcement databases for faster identification of phone thieves.
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