Proactive Detection and Recovery of Lost Mobile Phones
Author(s)Ong, Chen Hui; Kasim, Nelly; Jayasena, Sajindra Kolitha Bandara; Rudolph, Larry; Cham, Tat Jen
This paper describes the successful implementation of a prototype software application that independently and proactively detects whether a mobile phone is lost or misused. When the mobile phone is detected as being lost or misused, the application takes steps to mitigate the impact of loss and to gather evidence. The goal is to aid in the recovery of the mobile phone. The prototype works regardless of the cellular infrastructure the mobile phone is operating in and makes minimum demands on the owner of the mobile phone. The prototype was developed on Nokia 6600 mobile phones that run Symbian Operating System 7.0s. Development was done using Nokia’s Series 60 Developer’s Platform 2.0.
Computer Science (CS);
Cellular telephone sets, loss detection, tracking