Dec 5 2007
You know what happens when people hear a car alarm, right? They come to the rescue and subdue the unwitting thief until the police arrive!! Okay, that almost never happens. More often than not no one does anything until after several minutes of hearing the medley of alarms cycle when someone yells out of a nearby window, “Hurry up and steal that car already!!”
Hopefully, iAlertU 0.27b will be more effective. iAlertU works with your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s Sudden Motion Sensor, the iSight and the Apple Remote to allow you to arm and alarm your portable.
You use your Apple Remote to arm iAlertU with a telltale “chirp!!” At this point iAlertU will be on guard waiting for Sudden Motion Sensor activity, keyboard and mouse clicks, screen closure and/or AC adapter removal. If someone moves your MacBook without properly disarming iAlertU, the alarm sounds. While the alarm is blaring, the iSight camera kicks in and snaps a picture of the would-be thief and emails it wherever you like. (I suggest using a Flickr account) To disarm iAlertU, you simply hit the Apple Remote again–”chirp! chirp!”
iAlertU is currently free, but it’s in beta, so you never know about the future.
Note:UPDATE (12/06/07 – 19:59 PT): iAlertU has been updated to version 0.28b.