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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Make Your Phone Useless To Thieves With TARA

I have been a victim of phone theft TWICE in one day, and that is probably the worst thing that ever happened to my personal gadgets. Which both contain my information on apps and luckily I was not into mobile banking back then. Thus I became very vigilant and paranoid when I got new phones. I did went into the hassle of changing my passwords, find back up data and also a very slim chance of catching the thief. 

But it should not be the case for more Filipinos, which has now a overwhelming mobile population and connectivity to the net. However because of poor internet connection and complicated process of retrieving personal data and blocking the phone makes us accept the harsh reality that we will never have to see our hard-earned phones again.

But like his whileblowing debut, Engr Jun Lozada and his team at Galileo Software Services Inc. has developed a revolutionary app that will address this end-user issue which has been left out since it is not a telco and manufacturer concern. He introduces TARA (Theft Alarm and Recovery Application) as a solution for this problem.

"When a person is a victim of mobile phone theft, it leaves him or her feeling helpless. It can be a traumatic experience where the victim often feels as if he has been violated. There are also deaths that have been attributed to robbery attempts. Hold-up and 'snatching' incidents have been a commonplace scenario in our streets," explains Engr. Jun Lozada, the technology and communication expert who is the president and CEO of Galileo Software Services Inc. "We need to feel safe whenever we go out. This is why we developed TARA (Theft Alarm and Recovery Application). It is like a seatbelt for your mobile phone. As our tagline says… No mobile phone/device should be worth a life, not even a scratch.”

Telco-enabled, works without Internet or cell phone load 
TARA is a Filipino-developed revolutionary mobile app that aims to prevent mobile phone theft with its kill switch feature that makes it unusable by thieves and their resellers.  It is the first of its kind in the country/ possibly in Asia and the world. What makes TARA the perfect protector in the Philippine scenario is that it works even without wi-fi access, internet data, or cell phone load.  It is the first and only telco-enabled kill switch that protects the users, their phones and their phones contents in any situation. It also calls attention to the thief by screaming "magnanakaw! magnanakaw!" when it is activated. 

The Back-up and Restore feature lets owners back-up their contacts which they can restore later on, even on a different phone. They can also upgrade this feature to back-up photos, videos and more files.
Soon with TARA, mobile phone owners can use the Red Button feature that they can engage in order to send out a notification to a prearranged contact number. It is the go-to SOS button designed to protect phone owners. Activate the Red Button to enable the floater (which works even when the phone is locked), and hold it for 3-4 seconds to send an SOS message, with a time stamp and location, to one’s emergency 
contact.

To avail of the TARA protection, android mobile phone users can download the app on Google Play and register their basic information. After a free-30 day subscription, they are given the option to renew their protection with affordable rates of P15 weekly, P50 monthly or P500 yearly. 

"With the launch of the TARA app, we can offer a solution to the alarming cell phone theft situation in the country. TARA is the first of its kind level of security that enables the user to lock his phone entirely rendering it useless to a thief. It also provides the service of tracking its current location as well as wiping out and recovering its contents," Lozada says. "We Filipinos may feel helpless about other things such as the worsening traffic or the country's economic and political situation, but with the sense of security that even ordinary citizens can get from this app, they will not feel as helpless about the protection of something that is very personal for them."

Engr. Lozada also shares that the app will soon be available on iOS devices, other Telco providers, and also a possible user overseas in Asia and Africa. This would also a great way to showcase Filipino Developers to the global security market.
To know more about TARA, you can visit the TARA website at www.tara.com.ph . For inquiries about the app you may call the TARA Hotline : LANDLINE - 656 – 8272

SMART  -  0998 965 7419
SUN  -  0943 131 0544

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