Apple’s competitor, Tile has released a new “Scan and Secure” feature inspired by an anti-stalking feature AirTag was launched with, the capability to detect and alert the user when unknown tracking is traveling with them.
Recently, several incidents of stalking and theft involving AirTag were reported which caused panic among the masses for their own safety and of their loved ones. It was found that malicious actors hid Airtags in victims’ belongings or their vehicles to track them via iPhone Find My network.
Although AirTag is the only tracker that comes with several safety features, Apple has introduced more anti-stalking features to prevent the use of AirTag for unwanted tracking, And now Tile has taken a leaf from Apple’s playbook.
Tile app on iPhone and Android devices will be able to scan for unknown Tiles or Tile-enable devices
In its announcement post, Tile explained that a Tile can be used for unwanted tracking and to prevent that, the company has launched a new “Scan and Secure” feature to find unknown Tiles or Tile-enabled devices that may be traveling with them.
The updated Tile app for iOS and Android includes the new “Scan and Secure” feature, rolling out this week. Designed to give users control over their safety, the new ‘Scan and Secure’ capability allows users to run a scan for unknown Tiles tracking their location, like Apple’s “Tracker Detect” app on Android.
Using a Tile to track someone’s location without their knowledge is not only against our terms of service, it is also against the law in many regions, and we do not condone the use of our technology in this manner.
To that end, if you ever feel concerned that someone could be tracking you, we now offer a feature that allows you to determine if that tracking could be through a Tile product. Scan and Secure, which starts rolling out this week to anyone with the Tile app (even if you do not have a Tile account), will enable you to scan for unknown Tiles or Tile-enabled devices that may be traveling with you. – Tile
The company also warns the miscreants that it will work with law enforcement to identify the owner of a nefarious Tile. Click here to get the complete list of Tile-enable devices.