Lockdown
Lockdown 1.0.6
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Remote controlled motion-sensitive security app, uses iSight.   Free
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Lockdown is a Mac security application built from the popular iAlertU. With a new interface, splash screen, and icon, Lockdown makes securing your Mac while you step away even easier than ever.
What's New
Version 1.0.6:
  • Splash screen now fades away after 60 seconds
  • Fixed issue with setting Lockdown's "Motion Sensitivity" to high. Important: If you are experiencing problems with Lockdown's alarm triggering too easily, you'll need to drag the slider at least one tick mark away from its current location. Afterwards, you can then drag it back to wherever you'd like.
  • Added more documentation to Lockdown's interface
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Basic:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Optional:
  • iSight Camera
  • Apple Remote
  • Configured Mail E-mail Account


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Lockdown User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Cowicide commented on 23 Nov 2011
Developer site links broken. I guess this is abandonware? Hasn't been updated in many years either.
[Version 1.0.6]


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PorkPieHat commented on 08 May 2011
This post is utterly useless. How does your app work? What the hell does it do? How is it different from all the others? Are you too stupid to include any useful information about your app, or is it just that it's not actually useful?

Waste of everyone's time.
[Version 1.0.6]

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BigJohnson replied on 10 Sep 2011
You are absolutely right: YOUR post IS utterly useless and a complete waste of everyone's time!

Try reading the description, MORON!
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Aikousha commented on 23 Aug 2008
Sounded interesting, until I got to the requirement of 10.5.
Sadly, it's this kind of restrictiveness in a lot of programming that really makes my work on other platforms seem so much friendlier, even in windoze (shudder).
[Version 1.0.5]

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Dylan-Mc replied on 24 Aug 2008
I sympathize with your frustration, but this comment sounds baiting (stuff like this makes me prefer Windows). For free software, ease of development is a big deal. With each version of MacOS, Apple makes leaps in making free software easier to write. Developers don't do this out of spite, unlike the tone of this comment.
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Dom21 replied on 24 Aug 2008
Forget Winbloze, I felt the same disappointment when I scrolled down, too (OSX 4.11).
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cksum replied on 25 Aug 2008
And Leopard has been out for nearly a year now. How long do you want to keep supporting stragglers? Should programs not take advantage of new Leopard functionality and features to keep those not wanting to upgrade happy? Upgrade or stick to using old software... can't have your cake and eat it too. It's not like Leopard has been out for a day and EVERYTHING now requires it. You haven't been left out in the cold in a matter of days like you like to play up...

Progress is called progress for a reason. Stick to using iAlertU. Last I checked, it supports Tiger just fine.

This flame bait has not place here.
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sjj_public replied on 25 Aug 2008
While the original post was obviously a troll, there are many of us who have Macs which can not run 10.5. I have one such computer (PowerMac G4 Dual-533). Also, there are those of us who have a computer that can run 10.5, but have not updated yet. I have one such computer (iMac G4 1.0 GHz.) I have 10.5 on my MacBook at work, and while it is very nice, at home I'm not sure it's worth buying at full price. 10.4 still works great for me. I'd rather wait for 10.5 to become bargain basement priced once 10.6 is out. I use to be of the ilk that as soon as an OS update was released I bought it, but I'm no longer like that. In fact I was planning to skip 10.5 altogether and wait for 10.6, to save money and get a bigger upgrade versus 10.4, but now that 10.6 is no longer going to supporting PowerPC, I'm stuck with 10.5. Just not yet.
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Concrete replied on 05 Sep 2008
your comments make me snore!
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Aikousha replied on 16 Sep 2008
Stragglers? New functionality? Yup, I just love buying new hardware and software every six months and trashing thousand of dollars of hardware every year. Yup, I guess that's the whole reason for owning a computer...

I want the developer to know there is interest, but that it has to stay as only an "interest," unless it can work with "antiquated" 12 month old systems.

Sorry, but Leopard has removed nearly 5 times the functionality that it supposedly added, and Tiger did the same, but not as bad, even though it's upgrade prevents nearly $50,000 worth of professional equipment from working with the computer, that will never be upgraded itself... I'd call that waste, not progress. However, ALL the windoze software we have works from 95 all the way to XP without issue in any direction, and I find that sad.

I understand that upgrading is the neatest thing for some people and applications. But it isn't necessary for most of the things we end up testing, reviewing and using,, both here and for other places.

I use my Mac primarily for work, and all the Macs at work are used ONLY for work, however, 2 cannot be upgraded to Tiger because of loss of functionality, and the whole company cannot upgrade to Leopard for the same reason.

If admin feels this is a "troll," please feel free to remove it and the other comments, but the original intent was serious.
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Concrete commented on 23 Aug 2008
Hi love this. Would pay for a version that could:

1. option for a iSight Motion Sensor (adjustable) and take 1 second snapshots if movement in iSight view.

2. option to set the location of the image file, rather than its current location.

3. option to have no audible alarm (though volume down will fix that)

I guess I could go for Periscope (stills) or Iris or Evocam (for video too)... though I prefer Lockdowns ease of use and interface
[Version 1.0.5]


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sjj_public commented on 22 Aug 2008
Nice idea, but it doesn't support multiple monitors. Well, it functions OK, but the other screen is not blanked out. You see your desktop and files. Also I'd like the option of turning off the audible alarm, or at least of making it much shorter than 10 seconds.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Peter da Silva commented on 22 Aug 2008
Like to try it and see what the improvements are... but iAlertU works on 10.4 and Lockdown doesn't.
[Version 1.0.4]

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8bitwintermute replied on 22 Aug 2008
Lots of developers seem to be taking the path of least resistance and making little or no effort to make their stuff backward compatible. It's a shame, in a lot of cases there's barely any reason at all. I don't know if that's true for this one though. I've seen an application that generates white noise being 10.5 only - there's no excuse for that.
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Mac-Devil reviewed on 21 Aug 2008
One word: GREAT!
Thx...
[Version 1.0.4]


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Ranger commented on 20 Aug 2008
Great Programme and a great service of the developer. My co workers hate it allready. Got them twice lol. Ray
[Version 1.0.3]


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Radiorhaeem commented on 20 Aug 2008
Followup: The problem appears to be the External Devices option. When enabled, it is triggering the alarm as soon as it is armed. I thought it may be due to an external monitor connected to my macbook but it has the same behavior when the monitor is disconnected.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Radiorhaeem commented on 20 Aug 2008
I love the interface, a lot easier on the eyes than the basic iAlertU. Only problem is the alarm seems to constantly activate after the system is locked by Lockdown. I've tried turning all the sensors off one by one and then turning them back on one by one but the alarm always seems to be tripped for no apparent reason. Not sure if this is a problem with my macbook or a problem with the app.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Aj'Son had trouble on 11 Nov 2009
Since I installed the update Lockdown 1.0.6 is not to activate by remote anymore.
Even if i switch the iSight option off.
No changes.
Truly sad...
Any hints beside waiting for a new update?
[Version 1.0.6]


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Richard Crapia had trouble on 24 Sep 2009
used to work grate on leopard but snow leopard dosnt work
needs an update
all i have to do is do the waiting game now
[Version 1.0.6]


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markked had trouble on 12 Sep 2009
Im using Snow Leopard.
iSight feature activated.

When I Lockdown my system, and attempt to activate the alarm, it works perfectly till after it takes the iSight picture to store. I notice after the picture is taken (green indicator goes off), the alarm stops and the program fails and is no longer in the toolbar (basically crashes).

But with the iSight feature turned off, the alarm works fine when activated and disarms fine inputting the correct password and the LockDown app still active and ready in the menu bar.
[Version 1.0.6]


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Version Downloads:13,110
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:05 Sep 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Lockdown is a Mac security application built from the popular iAlertU. With a new interface, splash screen, and icon, Lockdown makes securing your Mac while you step away even easier than ever.


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