When I installed it back in 2011, I tested it and reported it stolen. I was able to track it, capture photos and screen shots. It works as advertised. I literally forget about it until they send me the monthly reminder that my Mac is doing well. It is sort of like my On-Star monthly diagnostics email; except I don't pay monthly to protect my Mac against being lost forever if stolen.
Undercover transmits location information from the stolen Mac. This information includes the coordinates from wireless location tracking, and the internal and external IP addresses, enabling the police to accurately trace the Mac's physical location, in collaboration with the Internet Service Provider.
You have the ability to capture photos from the camera and even capture screenshots of whatever the bad guy is viewing on the screen.
If your Mac has a built-in or external camera, Undercover will transmit pictures of the thief and his surroundings every 8 minutes, making it even easier to identify the current user.
Undercover was the world's first theft-recovery software to send screenshots of your stolen Mac at regular intervals. These screenshots will sooner or later reveal the thief's identity (e.g. when chatting, reading and writing emails,...) making it much easier to work with law enforcement in order to recover your Mac.
When the Mac is marked as stolen, Undercover will continuously record keystrokes, allowing you to view every bit of text the thief has entered on your stolen Mac (except for passwords).
"According to a recent FBI report, 97% of all stolen computers are never recovered. Many people we know have had their Macs stolen, often in 'safe' situations. That's why we developed Undercover: a unique theft-recovery application designed from the ground up for Mac OS X. While I hadn't had my iPad stolen, this is a very affordable insurance that you have a chance to get it back if it is stolen. "
A single license is $49 and a five Mac package is $59.
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