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I know what you're probably thinking: "...another mobile security app? Please. There are dozens of these!" While this may be true, TekTrak has a few perks that makes it an interesting and compelling choice over the competition.

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Firstly, it's also available on iOS, so it's a great cross-platform solution for the entire family. It's also one of the most affordable solutions that we've seen to date, costing only $5 per year. But what does that $5 per year get you? Sounds like a good time for a bullet list.

  • Remote location: Using GPS, TekTrak will find your lost or stolen phone.
  • Last known location: If the battery dies, you'll know where your device was when it happened.
  • Remote ring: Know you phone is in the house but can't find it? Remote ring will force your phone to ring, even if it's in silent mode.
  • Location History: See where the device has been -- this feature actually helped reunite a family after the earthquake in Japan (way to go, TekTrak!).
  • Remote Lock/Unlock: Stop wrong-doers (or just suspicious people) from accessing your device by remotely locking it up tight.
  • Data Wipe: If you carry personal or sensitive data with you and lose your phone (or it gets stolen), then use this to make sure prying eyes don't see more than they should.
  • Send message: Remotely send a message to the device.
  • Remote WiFi enabling: When accompanied by GPS, WiFi can help provide a more accurate location.
  • MultiLock: Prevents TekTrak from being uninstalled.

If you're still not totally sold, you can grab the lite version of the software, which allows you to login and remotely access your device two times. You're free to use every feature as much as you like during these login sessions, but once you've used up the pair, you'll have to buy it in order to keep protections. But c'mon -- it's only $5 per year.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    As a SeekDroid, Lookout, and Theft Aware user, I'm giving these guys a go.

  • joseph65

    My Galaxy S II does just that and comes standard and free.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That's true - Samsung had a deal with TekTrak and it was even exclusive to some Samsung phones for a while, but is now available for everyone.

  • Martin Arnold

    Why pay $5 a year when Theft Aware is 9,99 Euros once??...they appear to do much the same thing...

  • Budorat

    My HTC Desire HD with Sense pretty much does all thses same things and it comes standard (free) with my phone.

    • Martin Arnold

      Only if HTCSense.com is working and that isn't very often. I use Theft Aware on my DHD as a back up/primary solution as my experiences with the HTC solution are very bad.

  • Patrick

    Their site doesn't use SSL, anyone concerned about that? Guessing the client doesn't use it either. Pretty shitty to pass your username and password via plain text especially if you advertise yourself as a security company.