I have a dedicated Mac Mini in a colocation that I access via Remote Desktop. I trust the colocation provider, but I don't trust my password is secure enough. Without resorting to a more secure password, is there an app that alerts me via E-mail or Push Notification via OS X server whenever the mouse moves on the Mac?


I found an article on Macworld that suggested two apps:

Their pricing is quite different. Undercover charges $49 for unlimited use on 1 device, while Hidden charges $2.50/month for 3 devices. If you want a free option, I think Mackeeper's Anti-Theft feature is free, but I don't trust them.

Update: I found a free app called Prey which looks much more legit than Mackeeper.

  • These tools aren't exactly what I'm looking for. I'm looking for an alert system that will alert me every time the mouse moves (once an hour max). – ninjaneer May 18 '15 at 3:12
  • @Ninja I don't remember if Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (free) allows this, but the programs I suggested can preform what you want them to do if you mark the device as "lost" – Rajiv May 18 '15 at 3:16

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