Press kit

Near Lock, a newly released app for iOS and Mac, is designed to allow users to lock and unlock their Macs with an iPhone, replacing traditional password logins.

Mac app works in tandem with an iPhone app that turns your phone into an authentication device. When you walk away from your Mac, it will be automatically locked. Once you approach your workplace, Near Lock unlocks your Mac. It is the latest and most convenient way to protect your computer from unauthorized access.

You can easily set the required distance on which your Mac should automatically lock and unlock. For additional protection use your Apple watch, Touch ID or passcode to verify each user login.

When apps pair, they create a secure connection between the two and the process doesn’t require opening the Near Lock app. It’s always ready because it uses Low Energy Bluetooth 4.0 so you should be able to leave it on all day without draining your iPhone battery.

Near Lock - makes security simple, invisible and fun!

Bluetooth 4.0 is available on these devices:

  • iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 plus
  • iMac late 2012 or newer
  • MacBook Air 2011 or newer
  • MacBook Pro 2012 or newer
  • Mac mini 2011 or newer
  • Mac Pro late 2013 or newer

Both Near Lock apps are free and you can download the iOS version from the App Store and accompanying Mac app from the Near Lock website.

You can download the full presskit here