Potential iAlertU situation

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  1. lil666jrkatz macrumors member

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    hi guys,

    I do not yet have a Mac, but I saw the program iAlertU which seems very useful. I was wondering if the following is possible using this software: someone steals my MacBook (which is turned off or in sleep mode), takes it home, opens it, and the MacBook takes a picture and emails it to me. Can this be done or does the MacBook have to be awake?


    Thanks a lot
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. CP1091 macrumors regular

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    iAlertU takes a picture and sends it to an email that you have set, so you would have to hope there is wifi..
     
  4. lil666jrkatz thread starter macrumors member

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  5. theman macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, the thing about the picture.... the iSight camera points OUT towards somebody SITTING DOWN at the computer. anyone stealing the computer (well, I guess this is if the comp is open), would come in, STANDING UP, above the iSight, and close it, setting off the alarm. You would be lucky to get a pic of their stomach. You could only get a picture of somebody who sat down, looked up, and then just started to use your computer normally (and even then, it doesn't come out good, I've tried it.).

    edit: just read about undercover... wow, that looks amazing... I guess if it takes pics at regular intervals, this would not be an issue at all....
     

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