Our phones are our digital lifelines, a technological extension of ourselves. And the moment we lose or break our phone, most of us become pretty much unable to function (c’mon, you’ve been there). Fortunately, we can shield our phones with a good phone case and a phone protection plan to prevent such a tragic demise. And as we protect our phones with cases and protection plans, keep in mind, our phones can protect us too. Your phone can serve as a mobile security tool for safeguarding your home, passwords, data, personal safety and more. Turn your Android device into your first line of defense with the following apps.
Two things in life need protection the most—your home and heart (because your home is where the heart is) (or rather, because heartbreak hurts like hell and your home contains all your possessions). You can’t download an app to prevent heartbreak, but you can install an app to enhance home security. Vivint mobile apps remotely manage and monitor your home’s smart and security systems from anywhere at anytime. Features include video surveillance, electronic door locks and arming/disarming your security system. You can also receive notifications about any distressing home activity like flooding or water leaks.
2. Keeper Password Manager
You’ve probably created dozens and dozens of passwords—passwords for work email, personal email, computer logins, social media accounts, online shopping accounts, your bank account, and the list goes on and on. A single password hack can expose sensitive private information and cause devastating outcomes, including identity theft. Keeper Password Manager provides protection against hackers as a secure and convenient password managing system. Store passwords, logins, credit card numbers, bank account information, confidential files, photos, important documents and videos in an encrypted, private digital vault. The app also protects your privacy by generating high-strength passwords and syncs to all your devices.
Your phone is more than a communications device; it can be used as a mobile database for accessing, viewing and sharing personal files and documents. With SpiderOak, you can securely back up and access your data right from your Android device. SpiderOak is a 100 percent privacy-oriented, “zero-knowledge” cloud technology company that enables data backup, access and sharing in a secure and easy process. You can be assured that your files are stored and backed up across all your devices. SpiderOak’s “zero-knowledge” policy means your password will only exist in the server memory during the browsing session. It’s stored in encrypted memory and destroyed without a trace once your browsing session ends.
4. 360 Security
360 Security is a multi-layer antivirus app built to protect your Android phone against viruses, malware, system vulnerabilities and privacy risks in real time. Not only is 360 Security a premium mobile security app, it boosts your phone’s speed, frees available storage space on the SD card, locks apps for privacy and deletes your system’s application caches and junk files for enhanced performance. Use the One Tap Clean feature to reclaim memory space, power saver to optimize battery and anti-theft features to help protect and retrieve your device if lost.
Your Android phone can be a lifesaver during a dicey situation. Guardly is the fastest way to send emergency alerts to friends and family or contact 911. With one quick tap, you can reach up to 15 personal contacts via email, phone call or text message. The app’s interface also enables you to quickly make an emergency call, even if your phone’s locked. Personal contacts or emergency personnel can locate you using Guardly’s advanced GPS, and Guardly’s indoor positioning system provides phone dispatchers with your real-time indoor location during an emergency, which can greatly reduce response times.