Watchmac
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Monitors your Mac for possible security infringements.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible security infringements.

Your Mac can already stop unwanted access out of the box. Sometimes it is desirable, however, to know when someone tries to circumvent these measures. This is where Watchmac comes into play.

Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible infringements. For instance, when someone tries to unlock your screensaver but fails to enter the correct password, Watchmac will record this event and can even take pictures using the built-in (or an externally connected iSight). Best of all, Watchmac can even send you an
What's New
Version 1.7:
  • Updated Growl support for improved performance on OS X 10.7 and later.
  • Corrected a few errors in the German localization.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (10.6.8 or later recommended). Screen unlock authentication can be monitored when having Watchmac lock the screen.
  • For taking pictures: Integrated or external iSight (works with MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, as well as with iMac).
  • For sudden motion detection: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro.



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Watchmac User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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alas! commented on 18 Jan 2010
While Watchmac 1.5.1r2 crashes immediately on my MacBook Pro C2D w/ OS 10.5.8, version 1.5.2 prerelease mentioned in the developer's comment, below, does work fine for me.
The Watchmac 1.5.1r2 crash notwithstanding, Watchmac is a finely crafted security app. which otherwise works quite well.
I've found its developer easily accessible and very responsive to queries and issues.
[Version 1.5.1r2]


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+104
Macsolu commented on 17 Jan 2010
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Crashes on launch, every time. Reverting back to version 1.4.3 eliminates the crashing. Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac Mini 2009.
[Version 1.5.1r2]

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Bloo7 (developer) replied on 18 Jan 2010
We're aware of the issues with versions 1.5 to 1.5.1r2. We're working on a fix. Meanwhile, users may try version 1.4.3 (http://bloo7.com/Q55F02D) or the 1.5.2b prerelease (http://bloo7.com/QCCA53C).
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+80

appleHQ reviewed on 26 Nov 2008
Works nicely. I had big problems with Lookdown (had to ssh into my own machine and kill the process to be able to login again...)

This software could still use a few more triggers, most importantly a "MagSafe plugged" one.

Still, works great.
[Version 1.2]

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bloo7 (developer) replied on 27 Nov 2008
Sounds like a good suggestion! Depending on how easy it is to implement, that feature might even make it into the next version.

Thank you for your feedback!
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+2
bloo7 (developer) replied on 03 Mar 2009
I'm pleased to announce that version 1.3 delivers just that: Watchmac will now detect when you unplug the power cord or remove the battery.
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+269
gryphonent commented on 25 Aug 2008
Check out Lockdown... better and free!
[Version 1.1]


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+9
Vanessavon had trouble on 03 Feb 2013
forgot my password and now I cannot get into my Mac. As soon as I open it the alarm goes off. Help!
[Version 1.7]



+2

henryfrr rated on 11 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.3]



Erade@att.net rated on 17 Aug 2011

[Version 1.6.3]


Downloads:12,362
Version Downloads:640
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Shareware
Date:07 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible security infringements.

Your Mac can already stop unwanted access out of the box. Sometimes it is desirable, however, to know when someone tries to circumvent these measures. This is where Watchmac comes into play.

Watchmac monitors your Mac for possible infringements. For instance, when someone tries to unlock your screensaver but fails to enter the correct password, Watchmac will record this event and can even take pictures using the built-in (or an externally connected iSight). Best of all, Watchmac can even send you an email alerting you about the infringement.

And remember: Some intruders are even in the family. Even though you probably wouldn't count your children among them, Watchmac is nevertheless a great tool for detecting when your children don't play by the rules.

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