I'd like to have camera access by applications be logged in system logs, so that I can later search for camera access in the console app. Any idea if there is some debug feature in OS X to enable logging ?


I'm not certain how you would do it natively, but by pure coincidence I discovered this today, from Obdev, the makers of Little Snitch.

Micro Snitch

Ever wondered if an application records audio through your Mac’s built-in microphone without your knowledge? Or if the camera captures video for no good reason?

With Micro Snitch there’s no doubt anymore. This ultra-light menu bar application operates inconspicuously in the background. It monitors and reports any microphone and camera activity to help you figure out if someone’s spying on you.


Never miss any microphone or camera activity, even in your absence. Every status change is logged to a file, so you can review it later to find suspicious activities.

€3.99 direct, or also on Mac App Store showing at $3.99 US or £2.99 UK

No affiliation, & I haven't tried it myself; I'm just a satisfied user of Little Snitch.

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