Computer security is very important for keeping all your information on your computer safe. What most people do is lock their computer using a password. Lock your computer when you walk away from it and type in your password when you want to unlock it. If you are away from your computer a lot then this process can get a bit annoying. With the GateKeeper this process becomes much more easy and convenient. It does the locking and unlocking for you. Fast and simple.

How it works

There are two parts to the GateKeeper product. A USB dongle that plugs into your computer and the key fob itself. All you have to do is download their free software on the GateKeeper website and follow the instructions. Once you plug in the USB dongle it will ask you to register your key by holding the key fob close the the USB dongle. Once it is paired up you then set up your username and password. And that is it. How the GateKeeper locks your computer is by detecting the distance the key fob is from the USB dongle. If the key fob is a certain distance away then it will automatically lock your computer. Once you get closer to your computer it will automatically unlock. This process is very fast and works like a charm. There is even a 2 factor authentication option. This option requires your key fob to be close to your computer as well as the user typing in a pin. This provides extra security. You can adjust the distance the key fob has to be in order for your computer to automatically lock and unlock. It can have a range from 3 feet up to 30 feet. You can also download an app that can locate your GateKeeper key fob just in case you misplaced it.

What comes in the box?

  • GateKeeper Key Fob
  • GateKeeper USB
  • GateKeeper Lanyard
  • 2032 Battery
  • Key Ring

Tech Specs

  • Security – Military grade AES-128 and AES-256 encryption
  • Compatibility – Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10; Mac OS X
  • App – Android 4.3+, iOS 7.0+
  • Battery Life – 6 months (CR2032 battery)
  • Wireless – Bluetooth 4
  • Size/Weight – 45mm x 25mm x 6mm; 10gm

Overall Thoughts

I think this is a great an easy option to keep your computer safe. Especially if you work in an office environment where there could be potential snooping people all around you. I recommend this to all people who care about computer security. It’s a small but powerful tool that could keep your information safe.

GateKeeper – Price as of this post: $52