Are you tired of having to shut your computer screen down every time you get up from your seat to prevent lurking eyes from zeroing in on all your hard work? Better yet, what about the time you were in Starbucks working with sensitive information and your name was called to pick up a thirst quenching Caramel Mocchiato (my favorite by the way)… however in lieu of wandering eyes… you felt it necessary to close your laptop for just those few minutes it took to pick up your drink. You’re probably saying to yourself, “I’ll be damn! You’re absolutely right!!”
So now you’re probably asking, “what other choice do I have?” Answer… GateKeeper 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock And Key. Yes, we now have a product that will instantly lock your screen soon as you step away from it. And in the same way… will instantly unlock your screen upon your return – without you ever having to lay one finger on the keyboard or touch your computer.
GateKeeper 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock And Key Review
Product: GateKeeper 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock And Key
Price: $46 Retail
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon
My Rating: 4 Out 5 Stars
The GateKeeper is a comprehensive device that ensures all your data is safe and free from intruders lurking around in your personal space while you work. GateKeeper prevents you from typing your password every time you login into your computer?Gatekeeper safely stores your password and will automatically manage computer access through a seamless, high performance Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
GateKeeper 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock And Key Features
- Automatically Locks Your Computer When You Walk Away
- Multiple Login Options Including Auto Unlock, Touch To Unlock, And 2 Factor Authentication
- Custom Lock Range Setting
- Patented Ranging Algorithm
Does The GateKeeper Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock And Key Deliver?
- -Gatekeeper Is Both An Information Security And Track/Locate Device
- -Simple Setup
- -Fast And Easy Registration
- -Protects Sensitive Data
- -Protects Both Mac and Windows Computers
- -Software for Mac is not readily available on the website for download. Have to send an email to support to get the link
- -Tends to suffer from interference from other devices
Unfortunately I never tested the first version of the GateKeeper; however what I can tell you is that the new GateKeeper 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Lock And Key comes with a 50% smaller USB Lock with a metal shield, and a 20% thinner Keyfob. The Keyfob contains additional electronics for better range estimation. The operating distance is roughly 3 – 30 feet in the typical office environment. The lock and unlock distance can be adjusted from the software to meet your specific needs.
What’s really cool is that the GateKeeper comes equipt with a transmitter key fob, which includes a keychain lanyard allowing you the option of wearing the key fob around your neck.
As I had mentioned earlier, the one negative that really stood out from the device… was not having immediate access to the software for my Mac. I was told by customer service that the software for Mac computers wouldn’t be available on the website until sometime in the 2nd qtr… therefore I had to send my email, and I immediately received a link to download the software. Overall, I am quite content with the GateKeeper and its performance.
What are your thoughts? Are you using a device to protect sensitive information on your computer when you get up and walk away?