Can I leave my mac on for many days with Anti-Theft software enabled?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by Soulstorm, Dec 19, 2012.

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    Soulstorm

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    I am preparing for a trip for two weeks, and I must leave my iMac in my house, so I am looking for anti-theft software solutions.

    I am currently looking into Undercover. I have also looked at Prey, but I want undercover, since it's one time for many devices, and I have more than one mac. I also saw Witness, from orbicule which uses the Mac's camera to notify you if anything happens inside the room. However, I don't think that leaving my Mac with the camera open for two weeks is going to be good for the machine...

    I am currently thinking if it's safe to leave my mac open with Witness enabled, so that I can know what's happening inside the house, and if anyone enters.

    An alternative solution is to use iTeleport (which I currently own) to check if everything is OK by waking up the computer at periodic intervals (I have seen that iTeleport can do that, but I don't know if it will be able to wake up the computer every time).

    Is there anyone who has any thoughts on which solution is best?
     
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    I do not know anything about the software... but there is no problem leaving your computer on 24/7. My 2009 iMac has been running non-stop for the past 3 years... except for maintenance.

    /Jim
     
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    Soulstorm

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    Thanks. You have the camera on?
     
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    Oh... I didn't realize that is what you were asking. No, I do not keep my camera on. However, I'm not sure why it would make a difference.

    /Jim
     

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