Lookout Gets Updated To Bring Lock Cam Functionality, Allowing Us To See Who Tried To Steal Our Precious Toys


As our smartphones become more and more valuable to us, we need to find different ways to protect them or recover them quickly if they end up in the wrong hands. With this in mind, Lookout Mobile Security has recently been updated to give even more security and piece of mind for owners of various Android devices thanks to a couple of features. The first feature is the implementation of Lock Cam, which allows for users to see if their device has been stolen or if someone else may be trying to snoop through when you’re not around. The way Lock Cam works is that it takes a picture of anyone who enters an incorrect password three times into your Android lock screen with the front-facing camera on your device. Once that is done, owners of the vulnerable device then receives an email with the picture and the location of your device, giving you all the deets about who tried to access your device and where it happened. The second feature applies to premium subscription users where they can add a customized message of up to 300 characters to the Lookout Lock screen, so it acts as an SOS of sorts and helps the device find its way home to its rightful owner. Premium users can enable this cool feature by logging into Lookout.com from any smartphone or computer screen.

The latest update is now available for your Android device today, so head on down to the Play Store and grab it… now.


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About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Lookout reminds me of Verizon and iphones totally overrated and not needed.

    • squiddy20

      Says the idiot who used to use the app religiously.