If you’ve just invested in Apple’s latest launch, the iPhone 5, it’s likely that you’d like to protect your investment as well as all your personal information that is stored on your phone and make your smart phone as secure as possible. And with such a great selection of apps available from the App Store, you’ll be pleased to know that this can be achieved for a relatively small amount of money.
Not only could you have your mobile phone stolen but you could innocently lose or misplace it yourself. As well as this, there’s also the potential that your phone could be hacked too, so it’s important to do all you can to help prevent this happening to your phone. As well as protecting your phone with additional security, it’s also possible to use your iPhone to help increase the security of your home too. However, if you are a fan of security apps and you’re looking to recycle mobile phone and buy a new apple device then this could be for you.
Here’s five of the best security apps for your iPhone 5 which we think are definitely worth taking a look at and may just give you a bit of extra piece of mind when trying to keep both your iPhone 5 and home safe.
This is a great app for your iPhone 5 if you believe that you could benefit from knowing that all your mobile phone conversations are secure, without the possibility of your calls being listened into or intercepted. This may all seem a little over the top for many of us and our day to day conversations but for some of us whose business may require secure voice communications, Kryptos will provide you with military-grade AES-encrypted phone calls. To ensure your privacy, both the caller and the receiver will need to be using the Kryptos application which is free to download but requires a $10 (about £7) per month subscription fee.
This is an app to protect you from malicious QR codes, which are the little boxes with black and white pixelated patterns in. These are increasing being used by companies on their promotional materials as a quick and easy way to direct you to their website simply by scanning the code using a QR reader on your smart phone. Unfortunately, hackers and criminals are recreating them but then directing you to a malicious and potentially damaging website. The Norton Snap app is a QR reader that allows you to review the URL that you are about to be directed to before you visit the site, so that you get a chance to decide whether or not you want to go to the site. The app also checks the URL against a database of known fraudulent websites which is constantly being updated.
Find My Phone
This is a great free app that you will definitely need to download to your iPhone 5 as it may help you to track down your iPhone 5 and increase your chances of finding or recovering it in the event that it has been stolen or mislaid. All you have to do is log into Apple’s website and register that you want to find your phone and it will then use your phones GPS to identify the location of your iPhone 5.
Foscam Surveillance Pro
If you like the idea of being able to keep an eye on your home whilst you’re away, why not take a look at the Foscam Surveillance Pro app which when used in conjunction with an inexpensive IP camera and an internet connection will give you the ability to do just that. The app will work with up to six different cameras which can be displayed on your iPhones screen and if you’ve bought a camera that can tilt and pan, you can even control this on your mobile using a virtual onscreen joystick.
Alarm.com Monitor and Control
This is a great app for all those times that you’ve realised that you’ve forgotten to set the alarm before leaving the home, as with Alarm.com you can not only check the status of your alarm but also remotely arm or disarm your homes security system. To be able to benefit from this app, you will also need to be part of the Alarm.com’s monitoring service.
This is a great selection of apps that are available to download to your iPhone 5 from the Apple App Store; others are also available for both the iPhone and Android smart phones, so if you’re not sure whether these are the right apps to help you protect both your phone and your home, why not search online to see what other helpful tools are available. New apps are being launched every day, offering new and innovative tools to help us with our day to day lives and security apps are no exception.