SmrtGuard has always been a great app for security and peace of mind. I’ve reviewed SmrtGuard in the past and we’ve always listed SmrtGuard, RoBlock, and SMobile Security Shield as security apps for your BlackBerry. SmrtGuard is available in full version for approximately $44.99 a year in the BlackBerry Sync Store, but they’ve now announced their free version, SmrtGuard-Free.
So what is new and different that the app is free right? There seems to a going trend with companies releasing full and “light” versions of their apps, such as gwabbit, ColorID, even BeWeather placing them onto BlackBerry App World. So let’s find out what separates free from pro.
The Free version contains:
Tracking And Stealth Features
- “Find my BlackBerry” location and tracking
- Remotely listen in on the smartphone surroundings.
- Audio Ping to locate your phone (in case you mute your phone)
Remotely wipe personal data from the smartphone
Uninstall key apps: Phone App, Password Keeper, Facebook, Message (Email/SMS) App
Loved One Tracking
Ability to allow another user, aka “Loved One”, to track your smartphone
Great for couples and families with smartphones to track each other!
Personal Guardian (PG)
Once setup, turn your smartphone into a Panic Button.
PG allows you to discretely trigger an emergency call, SMS, and/or email message, which will contain your approximate location.
- When an unregistered SIMCard is used, your smartphone notify you via SMS and/or email message.
- Tracking will be automatically turned on (if unregistered SIMCard has data plan)
So that was SmrtGuard-Free, now here’s what makes it SmrtGuard Pro (features you get to try with free version for 30 days)
Automatic Wireless Backup
- Setup once then forget it!
- You can schedule daily, weekly, or even monthly backup
- Choose what to backup or backup everything
- Data can be accessed through the SmrtGuard Web Portal.
Migrate/Restore Data Wirelessly
- Migrate data between platform (BlackBerry to Android smartphone or vice versa)
- From SmrtGuard Web Portal, you can now remote initiate backup even if the phone isn’t with you.
Secured and Encrypted
- Unique key generation upon activation
- All data transfer to and from the device are encrypted
- User activation process is simple and painless
You can read more about the new version from the SmrtGuard website here.