Name: Camera Lock
Release Date: September 27, 2016
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.12 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://lockyourcamera.com
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/camera-lock/id860572216?mt=12
Am I being watched? Is my camera on but did I somehow miss the green LED? Thanks to click-jacking, trojan horses and malware, hackers have found ways to turn on your camera without your consent. Camera Lock enables you to lock your camera and refuse access by any app. If a camera was already in use, its video will freeze immediately and the green LED will start flashing. No more need to tape over your camera!
“Believe it or not, a hacker could be spying on you through your MacBook Webcam right now. Yes, right now.”
Via an optional plugin free of charge, Camera Lock detects camera usage. So, if you unlock your camera for normal use but forgot to lock it again, don’t worry; Camera Lock will alert you if somebody turns on your camera!
• Camera Lock completely disables camera access by any app
• Optional alert plugin: when unlocked, automatic alerts when a camera is accessed (plugin is free of charge)
• The plugin can be downloaded from our website, directly via Camera Lock’s menu
• Fast keyboard shortcuts to lock/unlock
• Log with most recent camera activity
• System status bar icon shows camera activity
• Adjustable alert sound (on/ off)
• Automatic launch at logon (on/ off)
• Autolock with screensaver/screenlock (on/ off)
• Synchronizes with Microphone Lock (separately available in the Mac AppStore)
• Compatible with both internal and external webcams
Get more grip on your privacy, lock your camera and detect intruders.
Camera Lock was developed to minimize the risk of unauthorized camera access. Future advances in operating system as well as hacking may affect the risk. The only 100% secure way to prevent unauthorized camera access is to have no camera at all.
What’s New in Version 1.5:
Solves issue of cameras not locking after OSX/macOS update