Itch3: Anti-lost/theft protection

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at
Wed Feb 28 16:27:16 CET 2007

Bartłomiej Zdanowski DRP AC2 writes:
>I like the idea. I agree with Cayco, that you cannot ask police to catch 
>the thief. But sending coords would be very interesting solution.
>As the GPS coords may be not very accurate I'd extend the idea to 
>bluetooth connection which is a very short range, to point person who 
>owns the stolen phone.
>The phone might change it's bluetooth device name to some special string 
>(like "stolen NEO" :-) ) so we might detect it in a short range and 
>point person who owns it.

And when your bluetooth headset gets near enough it could start
screaming "help!  I'm stolen!" at the top of its 1 watt lungs  :)

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