blueproximity(1) locks/unlocks your desktop tracking a bluetooth device




blueproximity helps you adding a little more security to your desktop. It does so by detecting one of your bluetooth devices, most likely your mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If you move furter than a certain distance from your computer for longer than a given time, it automatically locks your desktop (or starts an arbitrary shell command). The "distance" must be specified as a measure of bluetooth signal strength rather than in meters, but BlueProximity's setup procedure helps with this by showing you an indicator of current signal strength. Once away, if you return nearer than a given level for a set time your computer unlocks magically without any interaction (or starts any other shell command you want).

Have a look at the package documentation in your distribution's doc directory, likely /usr/share/doc/blueproximity, to read the complete html manual or visit the website .


blueproximity doesn't support any command-line parameter.


~/.blueproximity/*.conf Config files for each profile.


blueproximity was written by Lars Friedrichs <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Francesco Namuri <[email protected]> and Lars Friedrichs for the Debian project and Ubuntu (but may be used by others).