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Young Mexican develops an application that finds your cell phone even if it is ‘off’

“Hammer Security the personal bodyguard that protects you away from home.”

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In case of kidnapping, theft, road accident or simply if you left it somewhere you don't remember, Hammer Security finds your cell phone. Bernardo Ruz Hernández came up with the idea of ​​creating this application based on the experience generated by the kidnapping of a loved one.

Young Mexican develops an application that finds your cell phone even if it is ‘off’
Young Mexican develops an application that finds your cell phone even if it is ‘off’

The young Naucalpan resident thought of a platform that could work without arousing suspicion for criminals. “The same criminal will activate the alarm without realizing it” is one of the phrases that appear when you download the app.

If you lose your device, you can enter the Hammer Security website where you must log in to access your camera, microphone and location at all times.

According to information provided on the application's website , its developers dedicated themselves to talking with crime victims and experts to understand the behaviors of criminals and identify realistic solutions.

Among the security options that this platform offers are:

  • Panic button: press and hold the volume button for five seconds and activate it.

  • False off: if someone tries to turn off your cell phone while a false button is locked, it will appear and when pressed, the cell phone will appear to be off.

  • App blocking: the platform allows you to have an emergency PIN in blocked applications. Providing it to criminals will activate the application.

  • Car accidents: they only work in accidents over 35km per hour.

  • Notice to your contacts by low battery, this function does not activate the alarm or give microphone, camera and location access to your contacts. Just send them an SMS telling them the status of your battery.

  • Selfie to intruders: if someone tries to unlock your cell phone for more than five occasions, a selfie of the person in question will be taken.

Likewise, they emphasize that the platform is not intrusive and minimizes the use of the smartphone's battery, especially in emergency situations. At the moment it is only available for Android operating system.

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