updated 03:15 pm EDT, Wed March 30, 2011
Delivers photos, video to web and iOS
Orbicule has launched Witness, new home security software for the Mac. The utility relies on a Mac's webcam to provide motion detection; when motion is observed, the app begins recording stills and video. The media is then sent to a person's iPhone or iPad. The alarm can be configured and monitored remotely via either a web app or a free iOS app. Both are said to provide instant alerts.
Local access to a computer can be safeguarded either with a lock screen built into Witness or a passworded Mac OS X screensaver. When a system is successfully unlocked, the alarm is automatically disengaged.
Witness requires Mac OS X 10.6. It is now available at a standard price of $39, or in a student license costing $29.