Lockdown for Mac

Lockdown for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.6
File Size:
747.92KB
Date Added:
September 05, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
9,006
Downloads Last Week:
9
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Lockdown requires an Apple Remote to be paired to the computer it's installed on.

Editors' review

Lockdown is a donation-ware app that can help you secure your Mac against physical tampering. It disables your Mac to would-be intruders by sounding an alarm whenever a variety of user-specified triggers is set off, including your Macs motion sensor. It also can lockdown the keyboard, mouse, and other external devices, or--for MacBooks--your lid, trackpad, or MagSafe adapter.

Lockdown sounds a loud alarm and prevents your Mac from being put to sleep or muted, and it can also take and e-mail a picture using your iSight camera. Lockdown is most effective by far when combined with an Apple Remote, which lets you quickly activate and deactivate Lockdowns alarm with the Menu button. Lockdown requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "Great, But why no continuing alarm?"

    September 19, 2010   |   By bankso002

    Version: Lockdown 1.0.6

    Pros

    More "macy" UI And cool splash screen

    Cons

    If you are in the market to tell your mates use my mac then supprise them its great but as a secrety app it fall short of iAlertU

    Summary

    Enjoyed using all the features but it was flawed in many ways

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work on OSX.5.6 !"

    April 25, 2009   |   By Rokcet Scientist

    Version: Lockdown 1.0.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Doesn't work on OSX.5.6 ! Even with all sensors enabled as triggers nothing makes the siren go off. Shaking the MBP, or tapping the keyboard, or the trackpad, or whatever. Nothing!

    I'm going back to iAlertU. Been using it for 2 years now. Works like a charm. Excellent if you need to step out to get a cup of coffee, or to go to the bathroom, etc.
    Whenever I am in a new place I demo the siren before I step out for the first time so that everybody within 60 to a 100 feet clearly gets the message. And it works, putting the fear of God in anyone around, because my MBPs have NEVER been stolen, nor has the siren even been 'accidentally' set off.

    Get iAlertU here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10577703

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  • 3 stars

    "Good, but just a few negatives"

    January 06, 2009   |   By Bleckner

    Version: Lockdown 1.0.6

    Pros

    The emailing feature and the locked screen.

    Cons

    You can easily mute the alarm by pressing the mute key before it activates (when it's not on splash screen mode).
    Another security hole is the lack of password protection for the settings.
    I wish you could change the sound and the splash screen.

    Summary

    It's still a very good free program, despite it's security flaws. But they need to be fixed to ensure optimum protection. If your going to use this at starbucks, I still recommend using a cable lock, just to make sure. Adjust it to force maximum volume and use the splashscreen.

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  • 5 stars

    "Makes me look like a jackass"

    October 10, 2008   |   By Cowicide

    Version: Lockdown 1.0.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I love lockdown with the apple remote and my laptop, but I wish the Lockdown splash screen had the option to override my screen going black from energy saver or whatever. I keep walking up and not seeing anything but a black screen and I either move the mouse or tap the keyboard to get the login screen and/or have the screen go back on and the siren starts blasting because I forgot I set the alarm because I see a black screen instead of the Lockdown splash screen. It makes me look like a jackass scrambling to grab the remote from my pocket while the alarm is squealing like a stuck pig all over the coffee shop. I get looks of disapproval from the caffeinated ppl. Plz fix.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great!"

    September 10, 2008   |   By mesostinky

    Version: Lockdown 1.0.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Started with 1.0.5 and now on 1.0.6. Works as stated and is a fantastic piece of freeware. I highly recommend that you donate if you find the product useful.

    Btw changelog for 1.0.6 since it isn't posted here.

    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

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