Mobile Phone Minds the Baby - iMind4U Turns Your Mobile Phone Into a Practical Portable Surveillance Device

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Making your existing mobile phone look after your baby whether on two legs or with 4 wheels is the latest invention from the Worthing mobile and smart card security specialists Smart Card Group Ltd.

Making your existing mobile phone look after your baby whether on two legs or with 4 wheels is the latest invention from the Worthing mobile and smart card security specialists Smart Card Group Ltd.

According to the British Crime Survey (BCS) vehicle related thefts for 2004/2005 number over 1.8 million per year of which two thirds take place in areas around the home. Vehicle crime accounts for 22% of all crime and according to the AA costs the UK over £3.5 billion per year. To help combat threats such as these the Smart Card Group has announced the launch of iMind4U, a new concept in mobile phone technology which turns your mobile into a practical portable surveillance device to check up on your car, baby or other valuable assets.

It’s simple. Once a phone is enabled with the iMind4U software it can be used as a remotely controlled audio, video and still image recorder. Just send a text message to an iMind4U enabled phone using any ordinary mobile phone and instantly receive a multi-media message picture, video or audio recording taken from where the target phone is located.

iMind4U goes even further by incorporating image processing software that will detect movement in the camera’s field of view. You can set up the phone to automatically send you a short video of what it sees when it detects motion.

Every parent, sooner or later, is away from home and needs to be sure their Baby’s OK while they are downstairs. It might be a friend’s house or a hotel, but it’s not home. So a full baby listening device just isn’t possible.

Well now it is. Simply load some software onto your mobile camera phone and set it up to point at Baby, as though to take a picture. And go off to dinner. You can either,

  •     send a text message from any other mobile, which will cause your phone to send a picture, a short audio, or a short video back to you, or
  •     Set it to watch for enough movement (you can set the amount of movement) and then send you a message if Baby is awake.

It doesn’t need to be a baby, of course. You can be told if your 8-year old has got out of bed or if the cat has wandered in or if that other Baby with 4 wheels is about to vanish.

Valuables in the hotel room? iMind4U can keep a watch, like a personal CCTV system, and send you a short video of anyone entering.

This concept opens up many other possibilities for your mobile phone. You can use it to monitor remote sites, greenhouses, boats or other valuable items by just taking pictures of them to give you piece of mind. Set the phone up to detect an intruder and send you their mug shot. Vandals may find this one difficult to avoid.

Total peace of mind……and you don’t have to worry about the costs either. As long as you’ve got a modern phone capable of supporting the system, you simply download the software for a one-time fee of £39.48. Just visit our website http://www.iMind4U.com to find out if your phone will support the system, and to download the software straight onto your phone today. If you have any questions not covered on the website, or would like a journalist’s evaluation copy please write to us or phone Lesley Dann on +44(0)1903 691 779.

The software on the target phone requires a Symbian multi-media message (mms) enabled phone, with 100 Kbytes of available memory. Any mms enabled phone (most modern phones) can be used to control the target phone and capture the images.

About the Smart Card Group.

Founded in 1986 when Smart Card technology first started to be developed, the Smart Card group is a provider and developer of security products using smart cards, mobile phones and biometric technologies and applications. The Smart Card Group has been involved in many national and international Smart Card projects. The company’s specialist consultants were the architects of the Mondex electronic purse scheme and the inventors of the Multos multi-application Smart Card operating system. The company produces a range of security products for access control both for physical sites and electronic resources on the internet. You can visit the Smart Card Group’s website at http://www.smartcardgroup.com

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