iAlertU

Alarm for your MacBook

If you've recently bought a new Mac laptop, the last thing you want is for it to get stolen. Apple doesn't really offer any monitoring program to protect your MacBook, so iAlertU comes as a blessing. View full description

PROS

  • Works with keyboard/ trackpad
  • Smart use of motion sensor and iSight
  • Launch with remote

CONS

  • Can be a little sensitive

Excellent
9

If you've recently bought a new Mac laptop, the last thing you want is for it to get stolen. Apple doesn't really offer any monitoring program to protect your MacBook, so iAlertU comes as a blessing.

This open source program makes smart use of both motion sensor and iSight to protect your MacBook. Once activated, it will trigger an alarm as soon as your MacBook is moved or your keyboard/trackpad is touched. It can also automatically take a snapshot of the robber with the iSight camera and send it automatically by email. iAlertU is very easy to use and can be activated just by using the Apple Remote. You can access all it's settings directly from the menu bar and choose what sort of alarm to trigger. Obviously you'll have to choose well when to activate it, as you don't want the alarm to go off every time someone gets close to your Mac.

Changes

  • New alarm sounds have been contributed and the existing sound has been cleaned up.

iAlertU is the first of its kind alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in sudden motion sensor (SMS) device to detect movement of your Apple MacBook and triggers an audible and visual alarm.

The alarm can also be triggered by keyboard and mouse/trackpad movement. The alarm is designed to continue sounding even after the Apple MacBook screen has been closed.

iAlertU is activated and deactivated using the infrared remote control included with every Apple MacBook computer. User adjustable settings let you decide which type of alarm triggers you would like to use, the duration of the alarm, and motion sensor sensitivity.

iAlertU also features functionality which utilizes the built in iSight camera to photograph the would be thief and then email the photo to a user specified email address.

iAlertU

Download

iAlertU 0.79

User reviews about iAlertU

  • ptoons

    by ptoons

    "After Sleep mode i always have to restart my MBP because password not takin"

    Im having the same problem. I dont know if its the .80 version or not becuase i didnt really use.79 but everytime i put... More.

    reviewed on August 15, 2013

  • San Avi

    by San Avi

    "Sleep = broken iAlertU"

    i loved it. until i ran into the same problem over and over and ... Basically, whenever my MBP goes to sleep and is wok... More.

    reviewed on June 19, 2013

  • Upset User

    by Upset User

    "Im very upset at the moment"

    I Installed it and no matter what i do even if i take it off then put it back on. My password is not working & I nee... More.

    reviewed on February 7, 2012

  • Crazycanuck

    by Crazycanuck

    "Works pretty good"

    This program works great. It's easy to set up and install. I do wish it was louder and not be able to shut down the so... More.

    reviewed on November 29, 2011

  • stawnicJ

    by stawnicJ

    "Help me"

    For whatever reason my password doesnt take and I cant do anything with my MAC as this program takes over....Only thing ... More.

    reviewed on August 22, 2011

  • mm99

    by mm99

    "A few Bugs"

    I love the concept but I have two issues; 1) Once installed I couldn't find the program. It ends up I had too many icons... More.

    reviewed on November 30, 2010