Lookout intros two new features to help fight lost and stolen phones

Lookout intros two new features to help fight lost and stolen phones

lookout_appLookout Mobile Security today announced a pair of new features for the Android application. Designed to help combat lost and stolen phones, one comes in the free version while the other is in the Android Premium client.

  • New Lock Cam feature notifies you if anyone tries to access your device, whether it has been stolen, or if it is just someone else trying to peek. Lock Cam silently takes a picture with the front-facing camera of your device of anyone who enters an incorrect password three times into your lock screen. You’ll then receive an email with the picture, and the location of your device. Available for Lookout for Android – FREE.
  • Also, now you can add a customized message up to 300 characters to your Lookout Lock Screen, so if your phone is lost, you can help the (hopefully) good Samaritan who finds it,  return it. Available for Lookout for Android Premium ($2.99 month / $29.99 year).

Have you downloaded and installed Lookout yet on your Android smartphone? You should, it’s one of our 50 apps you must install before the world ends!

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6615 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Download and install Android L’s “Heads up!” notifications on any Android 4.3+ device

It’s quite obvious Google I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google had lots to say, they announced

News and Rumors

Potential Nexus Q successor spied in FCC docs

A potential Nexus Q successor was recently spotted in FCC documents suggesting that Google could be making headway in the Google Play-centric device.  Listed as an “H840 Device”, the H2G2-42

News and Rumors

HTC Announces Android-Powered Facebook Phones, ChaCha and Salsa

The Facebook phone rumors officially die today with the announcement of two HTC handsets. These devices run Android 2.3.3 with Sense UI and feature tight integration with Facebook.


  1. Adam
    January 23, 10:59 Reply

    Or you can get both of those features for FREE using Cerebus. I can never justify in my head the cost of Lookout.

  2. raitchison
    January 23, 11:49 Reply

    $30 a YEAR?!? That’s pretty onerous. I think I will stick with Cerberus which has a one time license fee (I think about $6) that covers multiple devices.

  3. JjK
    March 13, 22:52 Reply

    Or just use Mob in Control; it FREE

Leave a Reply