Screen Keeper (Computer Monitor Privacy Protector)
    Product # 8228
    Screen Keeper (Computer Monitor Privacy Protector)
    Product # 8228
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    Screen Keeper (Computer Monitor Privacy Protector)

    The Screen Keeper is a personal, automated, computer privacy system, which blanks and locks your computer screen when you are away from your system. While most other system systems lock your computer based on the amount of time since the last activity, the Screen Keeper system is based on proximity. Walk away from your system and it will automatically blank the screen and lock out input. Come back and it automatically unlocks and restores your computer screen!

    The Screen Keeper system comes with a dongle receiver, which plugs into your computer's USB port. A small, low-power RF transmitter can be attached to your clothing or put into your pocket. Whenever you are within a few meters of your system it will be active and you can use it normally. Whenever, the transmitter moves to 4-9 meters away, your screen is automatically blanked and the system locked to prevent tampering.

    The distance at which the system is locked and blanked is adjustable over three ranges (short, middle, long). The software also allows you to let the monitor go into power-saving standby mode whenever you are away for the specified amount of time. The transmitter device will also go into power-saving standby mode whenever you are away for a while. To reset the device, simply turn it off, then back on and it will be ready to activate your system whenever you are within the appropriate range.

    The single CR2025 battery in the transmitter device will last about a year, based on a standard 5-days/week, 8-hours/day work schedule. For best results, the receiver dongle should be placed on top of the desk, next to the keyboard, which may require the use of a USB extension cable.



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    Model 8228
    Bandwidth 2.4GHz ISM
    Battery 1x CR2025

    System Requirements:

    • Intel Pentium 4 or higher processor, 1GB RAM
    • 10MB free hard disk space
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

    OS Requirements:

    • Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7
    3.2 / 5.0
    17 Reviews
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    5/5
    I recommend adding a registry entry to your Windows system (only if you are comfortable with doing so, there is no recycle bin:) ) so the program starts automatically.

    Under- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run add a new String Value: (name does not matter) Value data: "%ProgramFiles%\SafeBoot Tray Manager\SbTrayManager.exe"

    PROS: Excellent price. Simple to use.

    CONS: The dongle has to be fairly 'line-of-sight' with the transmitter, it can be easily blocked by anything. It hangs from my next with the supplied lanyard, and if I turn to the side or place a body part in front of it, the screen saver gets activated. Although, just remove the blockage and you are back where you left off.
    October 26, 2012
    5/5
    Another Great product to help with everyday life brought to us by monoprice!

    PROS: Works Great, I keep my keys in my pocket and when I walk out of my office, It locks the PC! Simple as that!

    CONS: None
    July 26, 2011
    Screen Protector
    Great device. I use it Monday - Friday and it keeps people out of my Laptop and I do not have to keep locking down and re-booting to the password screen.

    PROS: 1. Easy to use and install.
    2. Keeps files relatively safe (there must be a way to hack this but most are not advanced computer users.
    3. Good design and small enough to take anywhere.
    4. Multiple frequencies means you can have as many of these as you want.
    5. If you battery dies or you loose you remote then you still have the password option.

    CONS: 1. The actual remote could be smaller but it easily is hid behind your tie when using the lanyard (This is not really a con but its not a pro either.....Personal preference. I would like to see the smaller Screen Keepers in stock).
    November 26, 2012
    Windows Proximity Sensor
    Overall, it is an effective device for keeping your PC secure. It occasionally locks my computer if I block the signal with part of my body or if my cell phone is too close to the PC.

    PROS: Locks your screen automatically when you walk away from your computer and unlocks it when you return. Each usb interface and remote are keyed uniquely so, no two sets will unlock each other.

    CONS: Sometimes locks my screen for a few seconds, even when the sensor is close to the receiver. Antivirus programs may block the software because of "suspicious behavior".
    May 4, 2012
    Screen Flicker
    I would tentatively recommend to anyone looking to lock their screen for business reasons when they walk away. There are password prompts on startup and when the device is not in proximity to allow for forgetting the device at home. I do wish for an update that is plug and play without installed software.

    PROS: Works as listed with different distances and a screen lock.

    CONS: Requires software with minimal features. Devices causes the screen to flicker at times, more so when placed in a pocket rather than around the neck.
    July 15, 2014
    Works as advertized
    I really like my screen keeper. I've been using it for two weeks now and it basically does exactly what it claimed it would. It is not a real security device, but more of a privacy device. When you walk away, the screen blanks which is great. You can unlock it using a password, but that password is unique to screen keeper and is not a system password. I rather like that myself. I usually (75% of the time) lock the computer before I walk away, so it is an added layer of protection. If I forget, at least there is some password needed to view my screen. Can it be bypassed, yes. Would most non-IT people know how to bypass it, no.

    PROS: Works as advertised. Provides privacy and some lower level security. Really helps when you get a call and have to leave immediately and forget to lock your computer properly. I find the range is not nearly as far as advertised, but that is a plus in my book as I don't want my screens on once I leave the office. If I am out in the hall I want the screens off.

    CONS: The range is not as far as advertised. It might be that way in an unobstructed environment, but in a real world office situation, I find that I have much reduced range. Still works well as I don't want it unlocking my screen when I am not in my office. The other issue I had was when I remoted into my computer from home and could not remember then screen keeper password. My bad.
    December 30, 2015
    Works
    Nice little unit. Performs its function well. It claims to replace your screensaver lock, but this will not happen in a corporate environment with a security policy. Instead this unit will act as though it were layered on top of your corporate policy. So if your policy locks your PC after 10 minutes, then when Screen Keeper unlocks the screen, you will still have to unlock your PC using your corporate username and password.

    PROS: Pros: Inexpensive.
    Long life.
    Small form factor.

    CONS: Cons: Body interference. As mentioned by another reviewer, your body can consistently block the signal causing the lock to engage.
    December 20, 2011
    Does the job
    this is the second product of this type I've owned, and this one works much better. highly recommended.

    PROS: Does what it's supposed to, works consistently.

    CONS: if the lock module is in your shirt pocket, crossing your arms can block the signal (even on high range) enough to lock the screen.
    September 19, 2011
    Potential problem in Win8
    For win7, if you choose to CTRL+ALT+DEL, you will get a choice to log off. If you have something open but not saved, it might unload the screen keeper from memory and then the screen would go to the desktop to ask you if you want to save it before logging off. Then you can cancel "log off" and use desktop without screenkeeper at all. This depends if the system will remove screenkeeper from memory before the program that has something unsaved. But in win7, it is potentially defeatable. Thus, it is just a toy.

    PROS: Easy to use, small, pretty much what I was looking for. Though, wish it worked off my phone's bluetooth for a proximity data.

    CONS: In Windows 7 the screenkeeper can be defeated in some cases. Also, the top lid unglued from being in my pocket (moist and sweaty environment), now need to put it on crazy glue.
    October 16, 2014
    Strictly a privacy keeper.. not security
    not what I was looking for..

    I was looking for extra security guizmo, that would still require password. But would make sure it locks computer when you leave. A physical device that you'd need on top of the basic usual password. Making a workstation 2-factor authentication station.

    PROS: Screen saver when you leave..

    Require password if you don't have the device with you.

    CONS: Logs back in when the device gets closer to computer.

    It's privacy for your screen, when you are away.

    September 22, 2014
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