BtProx Alternatives

    BtProx is described as 'Lock Windows workstation upon disconnection of bluetooth device. The program is able to run user specified commands on device connection and …'. There are four alternatives to BtProx for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Bluetooth-Unlock, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BtProx are Guardian Angel (Paid), Umwelt (Free) and Handylock (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 14, 2018

    1. Bluetooth-unlock is a python script that checks for your device periodically to check if you are there and if no connection is found, then your Linux Based Computer locks, then when the device is found it automatically unlock (Does not require you entering your password)
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    2. Guardian Angel watches over your Mac, locking it whenever you leave, and automatically unlocking it when you return.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Allows to lock/unlock your Windows PC from your Android smartwatch or phone with Bluetooth proximity or the fingerprint reader. Also warns you if someone is stealing the laptop. The Mac version has less functionality but works with any BtLe device.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      handyLock is an application that locks your Mac screen when you move away from it. This way your Mac is safe and secured from unauthorized access.


      The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.10, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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