FindDroid offers its services for exactly such situations, and, the issue being practically in the public interest, it does this for FREE whatsoever!
• remote control through text messages
• SIM protection: the device sends text to a given phone number, if the SIM card is changed and activates all protective functions
Remote control possibilities:
• defining location based on GPS coordinates
• audible alarm notification – even in silent mode
• code-locking of the device
• in case of a wrong passcode being entered to unlock the device, FindDroid takes a picture using the front camera and sends it to a predefined e-mail address, enabling the identification of the thief
• hide from the list of applications – FindDroid can be launched using a pre-set phone number, with the call not showing in the call log
• password protection against unauthorised modifications
• protection against removing the application – it can only be deleted after entering the password
• hiding the activation message from incoming texts
The application enables GPS, mobile data and Wi-Fi connections automatically if they are deactivated, and it tries to define the location of the device. In case of being lost, it helps in finding the device by audible alarm notifications and using GPS coordinates, whereas all protective functions are activated in case of theft. FindDroid does not drain battery since it only launches when the activation message is received, therefore battery life is preserved.