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TF2000 Proximity Sensor Auto Locks Your PC When You Walk Away

TF2000 Proximity Sensor Auto Locks Your PC When You Walk Away

TF2000 Proximity Sensor (Image courtesy ComputerProx Corp.) By Andrew Liszewski

If you work in a busy office it’s a good idea to lock your PC whenever you step away from it. Whether it’s to prevent someone from tampering with your work, viewing sensitive documents or most likely, pranking your system. But if you’re the forgetful type the TF2000 Proximity Sensor can automatically lock your system for you, anytime you walk away. It looks like a small webcam you attach to the top of your screen and it uses ultrasound technology to detect your presence or lack thereof.

The included software configuration tool allows you to specify what keystrokes are triggered when you walk away, how long before they’re sent and most importantly, how far away you have to be before it locks you out. The TF2000 also has ‘walk-to’ settings which can be used to start the login process when you get back to your desk. For example under Windows the CTRL+ALT+DEL command would be automatically sent meaning you just have to enter your password to get back to work.

You can find the TF2000 online for about $85.

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  • Geekoid

    Or you can press “Windows Key + L” to lock your system as you go away from it for free. Easy to do with one hand and doesn’t cost a bean.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    That’s exactly what this thing does actually. When you walk away it sends the Windows Key + L keystrokes to the system to lock it. But I guess it’s targeted at those who might wander away and forget to do so.

  • http://itsnotmeitswe.com Ric

    i think this was a device made to be sold to those unknowing of what you just broadcasted to those reading about this ad. Its really nice to have read and ad see that i like it then get information that it is a option already built in : ) thanks guy for saving me any money i might have spent on this.

  • http://itsnotmeitswe.com Ric

    i think this was a device made to be sold to those unknowing of what you just broadcasted to those reading about this ad. Its really nice to have read and ad see that i like it then get information that it is a option already built in : ) thanks guy for saving me any money i might have spent on this.

  • http://itsnotmeitswe.com Ric

    i think this was a device made to be sold to those unknowing of what you just broadcasted to those reading about this ad. Its really nice to have read and ad see that i like it then get information that it is a option already built in : ) thanks guy for saving me any money i might have spent on this.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a Sr. Network Administrator and one thing that happens a lot is users get caught up with work and walk away from their computer leaving confidential information and sometimes administrator accounts wide open. Although unacceptible in general practice it does happen. A little piece of technology helps eliminate the security concern as a company. People are human, they will make mistakes, so the more you can reduce those mistakes, the better off everyone is.