Wishlist/Anti-Theft Mode

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Suppose you are in a busy environment and your device is lying around somewhere. You sometimes use it but cannot look after it all the time. A sort of high risk environment for phone theft where you could put it in anti theft mode which is enabled when

  • someone moves it
  • touches the touch screen
  • removes the USB/charging-plug
  • removal of Bluetooth/WiFi devices in vicinity

This mode can be switched off by

  • entering a password/pin (unprompted?)
  • doing a certain gesture (measured by accelerometers)
  • voice verficiation ;-)
  • remote-reactivating (USB, WiFi, Bluetooth)
  • mixture of the above

From the moment it has been moved or touched

  • it will display a warning on a red background flashing in black: You are committing a crime. Put this phone back, now! (or similar)
  • do nothing. It may simulate a fake network error or similar when a number is dialed.

If it is not unlocked may

  • set off a loud alarm
  • start sending messages to a predefined email address with pictures (???), GPS coordinates and network pings (???)
  • activate microphone recording and send compressed audio files to a pre-defined number/e-mail-adress
  • activate self-destruct mechanism ;-)

If the above anti-theft measures fail

  • a special text message could be sent to the phone which erases all contacts then activates the pin lock for the phone and SIM card.
  • activation of some sort remote control
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Suppose you are in a busy environment and your device is lying around somewhere. You sometimes use it but cannot look after it all the time. A sort of high risk environment for phone theft where you could put it in anti theft mode which is enabled when

  • someone moves it
  • touches the touch screen
  • removes the USB/charging-plug
  • removal of Bluetooth/WiFi devices in vicinity

This mode can be switched off by

  • entering a password/pin (unprompted?)
  • doing a certain gesture (measured by accelerometers)
  • voice verficiation ;-)
  • remote-reactivating (USB, WiFi, Bluetooth)
  • mixture of the above

From the moment it has been moved or touched

  • it will display a warning on a red background flashing in black: You are committing a crime. Put this phone back, now! (or similar)
  • do nothing. It may simulate a fake network error or similar when a number is dialed.

If it is not unlocked may

  • set off a loud alarm
  • start sending messages to a predefined email address with pictures (???), GPS coordinates and network pings (???)
  • activate microphone recording and send compressed audio files to a pre-defined number/e-mail-adress
  • activate self-destruct mechanism ;-)

If the above anti-theft measures fail

  • a special text message could be sent to the phone which erases all contacts then activates the pin lock for the phone and SIM card.
  • activation of some sort remote control