Camera Lock protects your privacy by detecting and preventing unauthorized webcam access. Hackers, spies and companies share a great interest in your privacy, and some have found ways to turn on your camera using malware, viruses, camfecting and click-jacking. With Camera Lock you can deny all apps access to your camera. If a camera was already in use, its video will freeze immediately. No more need to tape over your camera!
“Believe it or not, a hacker could be spying on you through your MacBook Webcam right now. Yes, right now.”
And, if you unlock your camera, Camera Lock will monitor activity and alert you instantly if an intruder turns on your camera!
• Camera Lock completely disables camera access by any app
• When unlocked, instant automatic alerts when a camera is accessed
• Fast keyboard shortcuts to lock/unlock
• Log with most recent camera activity
• System status bar icon shows camera activity
• Adjustable alert sound
• Automatic launch at logon
• Autolock with screensaver/screenlock
• Synchronizes with Microphone Lock (separately available in the Mac App Store)
• Compatible with both internal and external webcams
Protect your privacy, lock your camera and detect intruders.
Camera Lock was developed to minimize the risk of unauthorized camera access. Future advances in operating system as well as hacking may affect the risk. The only 100% secure way to prevent unauthorized camera access is to have no camera at all.
Less cpu usage, more efficient
Ratings and Reviews
No Visible User Interface or way to stop it
I would like to rate this higher but I don't see any contorls or feedback when I start it. I can see that it is running with the Activity Monitor and I can test it by trying to open the camera and see that it is blocked. Is ia suppose to show me a control window? Currently, I have to "force quit" it in the Activity Monitor to stop it - sort of a pain. I am running this on MacBookPro M1 Max running Ventura v13.0.1
Lack of transparency
While the app does what it says and is pretty user friendly.
There doesn’t seem to be much assurance from the developer over app transparency. Is the code open-source so anyone can check they aren’t actually spying? If you’re downloading this sort of software you want assurances that the app is not going to do the same thing that it is proposing to stop (i.e. intro. back doors, key logging, etc.)
When they upgrade the transparency in this regard, I’d be happy to give them 5 stars.
Developer Response ,
Hi Pcmngan, thanks for your support. Open-source code would help hackers and put us out of business... The assurance that we are not spying on you comes from the fact that Camera Lock ships via the Mac App Store: It is strongly managed by macOS ("sandboxed") and has no access to files, folders, cameras, etc without your explicit permission. If Camera Lock would try to access the camera or microphone, macOS Mojave will ask you for permission. It does not! Hope this helps. Thanks, Qneo
Used to work great but keep getting "damaged"
It used to work great but now when I try to open the app it says "Camera Lock" is damaged and can't be opened. Delete "Camera Lock" and download it again from the App Store. I follow those instructions and it works once then I get the error again. So not very useful. If this gets fixed I'll revisit my review.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- 2.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2014-2023 Qneo
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.