Works as expected but password protection is really needed
I have to say this app is better than many other paid alternates… it workes as expected but it really lacks a password protecion option.
Only seems to work with the iSight camera. It did work for about 10 minutes with a USB camera, but once I hit start it refused to use it for video ever again. Deleted.
kind of does what it says.
I downloaded iSentry to find out if this will trun my iSight camera in to a motion detection video camera to catch the person who is stealing from my office. Yes, it does. The problem is it only works right after I install it. Once I reboot the computer then iSentry doesn’t open, and a crash report opens up. I can uninstall it and reinstall it but after a reboot it crashes on open again. Also, the schedule feature is not available on my computer. My co-worker installed iSentry at the same time as I did and he has no problems at all with his, so he bought the pro version. I’m not willing to buy the pro version until this version actuall works.
Worked great at start, then after update…the trouble began.
This app was fantastic when I first downloaded it. I couldn't believe that a free app was so incredibly useful, stable and functional. It recorded both video and sequenced stills. It was very controllable. It was stable. It worked perfectly. I live with housemates, and there is one in particular who likes to go to my desk while I'm out. She roots around in my personal belongings…not taking anything, just snooping. Violating my privacy. This app gave me a day-by-day video account of her arrogance. Then, Tristero Consulting created an update to the app. It changed it from a free, functional app; to one that no longer functions, and half the features on the app became disabled so that you are forced to "Upgrade" (Pay Money) to regain functionality. I am naming this practice, "Software Extortion." Yes, download our "free" app, and then later we'll send Vito around to collect payment.To make matters worse, now the app produces garbage files that cannot be opened. Not the great jpeg or mp4 files that were originally produced, but unknown, non-format files that has who knows what in them. After downloading Tristero's own update, the app is now useless.I emailed Tristero about this, and they replied by asking me to email them the useless garbage files. Hmmmmm, email a strange company files from my computer that resulted from new code that they put onto my computer themselves? The probability that funny business exists is quite low. However, when in doubt it's always best to err on the conservative side. A side that says, "Are you freakin' kidding me?!"Tristero, if I were you I would get my sh*t together PRONTO, before you become a footnote of OS X history.PRESENT RECOMMENDATION: Not worth it. Even if the company fixes the software, they've already blown their credibility.To the many app buyers out there: If you don't exercise some discrimination and principle when buying software, the net result is you getting shafted constantly. We (that's you and me) cause bad software. We get it handed to us because we don't demand better. So, naturally software companies are only too happy to indulge our lack of discernment. It's our fault, not theirs.
I upgraded to Yosemite and then their was an update to Isentry which I installed from that point on Isentry doesnt work correctly when you start the motion detection you can see the video and then it just gets all jittery and the program stops working shortly after that, I dont know if it is the Yosemite causing the problem or Isentry, hope they fis it soon.