If you have Macs at home nosey neighbors, children, or other family members could be using your Mac while you’re not around. Wouldn’t it be great to know who sat down in front of your Mac and when? Here’s the app that spills the beans and gets a photo as proof.
Snap A Photo Of The Perp
To be brutally honest about it, I love apps like Security Camera. This one doesn’t cost much, is easy to setup and use, and is brutally honest about what it does.
It captures photos of anyone trying to use your Mac while you’re away. It’s mostly set it up and forgetaboutit, too; just the way you want.
Security Camera snaps a 640×480 photo from the Mac’s built-in camera as soon as the Mac is awakened.
The app is password protected and stores the photos so even if a perpetrator tries to get at the photo, there’s an obstacle. Plus, Security Camera can store photos on your Dropbox account, so even if you’re away from home or office, you can check to see who’s been using your Mac and when.
Installation and setup are simple. It’s a Mac App Store app so it installs quickly. For setup, simply walk through the check boxes, and set the armed idle time using the slider bar.
Security Camera can be set to startup when your Mac starts, display a message, sync photos with Dropbox, and be completely password protected.
When you get back to your Mac (or, check your Dropbox account from another location) you’ll be able to check all the photos snapped by Security Camera.
If someone sits down in front of your Mac, touches the trackpad or moves the mouse or presses any key, Security Camera gets a photo snapped, saved, and uploaded to Dropbox. The price tag is nominal but I would like to see iCloud support and some kind of email, or text message notification.