Do you always forget to lock your computer when going away from your desk? Or hate wasting time locking & unlocking your computer everytime you leave your workstation?
WORRY NO MORE because Gatekeeper Halberd from Untethered Labs will automatically take care of that, by wirelessly securing your computer when you step away from your desk and unlock it when you return.
What Is Gatekeeper Halberd?
The Gatekeeper Halberd is a smart key that provides an ultimate security for your computer by preventing anyone other than yourself to use and be logged into your computer while you are away. This smart key automatically locks your computer when you walk away from your desk and immediately unlocks it when you return.
This small genius device also helps you login to your computer quick and easy without typing your password each time you return.
The Gatekeeper Halberd comes in a small square box together with one USB Bluetooth dongle, one black lanyard, one battery, and a simple instruction slip.
The smart key itself is small and comes with a hook so you can either use it as a keychain or wear it with the provided lanyard. It comes with a small button on the side for manually locking your computer and a small LED light that will indicate the status of the battery.
Technical Specifications: Gatekeeper Halberd system is a Bluetooth 4 enabled technology guarded with military-grade AES-256 encryption with a range of up to 30 Feet. The USB dongle can be inserted in 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports while the key uses a CR2450 battery with a lifespan of up to 6 months. Currently, the software is compatible in both Windows and Mac OSX.
How Does It Work?
The Gatekeeper Halberd is a wireless proximity-based access control and authentication system that uses a smart key device that communicates with your computer through a USB Bluetooth Dongle and an application downloaded in your computer. Watch this campaign video to see it in action:
The Halberd can be configured to work either on automatic mode or button mode. The automatic mode allows you to automatically lock your computer by walking away and unlocks it by walking back while the button mode is a manual set up that allows your computer to lock whenever you press the button on the Halberd key and unlocks by tapping the Halberd key to the USB dongle on your computer. The range for the automatic mode can also be adjusted so that your device is not too sensitive. It’s very useful settings if you are working in a small space.
How To Use (setup) Gatekeeper Halberd?
Setting up your Gatekeeper Halberd is very simple. You can follow the steps below or read the instruction slip provided in the Gatekeeper Halberd package.
STEP #1: Insert the battery in your Halberd Key and close the battery cover.
STEP #2: Connect the USB dongle connector to your computer’s USB port.
STEP #3: Visit Gatekeeper Website to download and install the application on your computer.
STEP #4: Once downloaded and installed, you will be prompted to pair the Halberd key with the USB dongle connector. All you need to do is to hold the key close to the connector for it to pair.
STEP #5: Once paired, you will be prompted to enter your computer’s password and THAT’s IT. You may be prompted to enter a pin code but you can skip that if you don’t want to enter the pin each time you use the key to login.
You may want to configure the settings to adjust the sensitivity of the key’s proximity or choose your preferred mode.
How Can You Get It?
Gatekeeper Halberd package is worth $60 each and you can either visit the store page of Gatekeeper (https://gkaccess.com/store.html/HALBERD/) or go to Amazon (https://amzn.to/2MAlSQ9) to buy one. Gatekeeper can ship worldwide and allows free shipping to USA orders over $60 and international orders over $200.
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In summary, if you are looking for security and convenience in locking and unlocking your computer, then Gatekeeper Halberd is the answer.
First, the Halberd key is small, lightweight, and is designed sophisticatedly that you can bring it anywhere as an extra accessory. Second, the setup is so easy and simple that even non-tech users can do it. and lastly, the way it functions is just genius.
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