Monitoring someone’s cell phone, that is, monitoring their cell phone activity is nothing but a tough task nowadays. If anything, it is almost akin to child’s play (after all you can hardly meet a child who doesn’t own or at the minimum, have access to a smartphone nowadays). Anyone simply needs to get their hands on cell phone monitoring software or something more specialized such as a keylogger app and voila, instant access to all that goes on in the cyberverse brought to you straight from the device that allows it.
Some Speed Bumps
But of course, if you are not a spyware professional or hacker by choice, then it may not be as easy to get to all the information as easy as apple pie. Text messages, emails, and contacts are something that almost all elementary spy apps target and for low costs can get you detailed reports of. Other data, such as multimedia, and in this case, videos, can be slightly trickier. So if you are a concerned parent wanting to know what sort of parties are being attended, whether there is any alcohol aboard a teen party, or simply a frustrated spouse wanting to know whose on the other side of the video-cam, then this article should be helpful in getting you the idea you need to start your investigations.
Things to Look Out For
You see, when searching the marketplace for a spy app that claims monitor videos you need to be careful of some things.
- For one, you need to find an app that does not potentially affect the speed of the smartphone while in use nor does it suck battery life at alarming speeds. If the app you choose is known for doing this then the owner of the smartphone really does not need to have any fancy anti-spy app on board, just some observation and idea of how spy apps work to know that something is awry in their set. Which means all your efforts would have bitten the dust and whatever money you spent on getting the app gone to waste as well.
- Another thing users should keep clearly in mind is that the spy app they use should only upload videos to their remote servers when the smartphone is in IDL mode, that is, the back light is off. This way the speed of the phone will remain unaffected and the user will not be any wiser.
- If the apps preferred mode of uploading should is through WiFi then it’s definitely a winner. If a phone has internet connectivity as a result of sim card as well as an available WiFi connection, using the WiFi for the spy app is its best bet at going undetected, especially since the sim bill will be significantly less. By using WiFi, the speed of the set will go unaffected (since WiFi allows fast internet speeds). This in turn will mean that less battery will be consumed and the phone will function normally without giving the spy app away.
Be careful of some of the impediments in video monitoring and keep the three mentioned points in mind and hopefully you will be a pro tech detective in no time.
About The Author: James Clark has been playing with his words and spinning out one informative piece after another on Cell Phone Monitoring along with keyloggers for a while now. His work is about all things technology related, especially when it comes to pcs.