Kill-switch for smartphones coming in 2015

phone killswitch

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There is new help in the battle against smart phone thefts. Kill switches will be coming to smartphones next year.

The new feature allows the owner of a phone to disable the device remotely if it gets stolen.

The nation’s biggest smartphone makers have agreed to install the free tool on smartphones sold in the US after July 2015.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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