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MacBook Pro motion alarm in beta

updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon April 10, 2006

MBP motion alarm app today debuted iAlertU, its remote motion-sensitive alarm system for MacPook Pro owners. The application utilizes the MacBook's built-in motion sensor technology, and is designed to serve as a tamper/theft deterrent system when users need to step away from the notebook for brief periods of time. iAlertU overrides the mute button, sets maximum volume when the alarm is active, flashes the screen when the alarm has been triggered, and disables idle sleep mode as long as the alarm is enabled. plans to implement camera integration, email snapshots on network availability, and other features in future releases. A beta version of iAlertU is now available. (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).

by MacNN Staff




  1. siMac

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Coming soon this, announcing that, the other updated for Intel...

    Can we get some real news round here? You remember news don't you, that stuff that goes between the Google ad links...

  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Can't wait to hear about false alarms stories...the owner gets back to his MacBook or MacBook Pro, accidently moves it as he sets himself down to work and the alarm goes off.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: ffs

    What are you talking about? This is a new product, and a darn nice one from the looks of it.

    And "horsepoo", watch the video - you can turn the alarm off with the remote. Regardless, a few false alarms are worth not having it stolen.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Oooh, an alarm? I'm scared! This has so often stopped car theives from stealing cars. I mean, there'd be no way around this. Certainly you couldn't just shut the lid to put it to sleep. Or just tell it to sleep. Or shut it down. Or plug a headset into the audio-out port. Or pull the battery. Or just not care and walk out of the room with it.

    (I mean, seriously, how many people pay attention anymore when a car alarm goes off? Esp. in a parking garage, or general parking lot?)

    And who cares that you can turn off the alarm with the remote. Just one more thing to remember to take with you to the john (and if you leave it, well, the computer's gone).

  1. ebow

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: pointliess

    It's not necessarily "pointliess". What about in a school (college) library? You step away from your desk / table for a minute to find a book or use the restroom... if your desk was out of view of others and someone tried to nick your MBP, a suddent burst of noise might very well scare them off. Etc.

  1. mthomes

    Joined: Dec 1969


    To Serious

    I think your taking this alarm thing a bit more seriously than you should. It's just a simple little app that give your laptop a car alarm type control. I don't think it was meant to be a serious theft deterrent. It would be great for roommates though. Se when they are s******* with your c***. They wouldn't do it again if they knew they would get caught. Maybe not though. I would probably just s**** with it just to piss them off. Who knows. Just a fun little app...

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