Sentry can tell people why you are gone or where you went. With this feature turned on, Sentry will prompt you for an away message each time the computer is locked down. You can enter up to 10 pre-defined away messages to use.
When Sentry starts because your computer has been idle, Sentry will recognize this and not prompt you for a message (because you're probably already gone!)
If someone walks by your workstation while Sentry is running, they can leave a private message for you to read when you return. The message will show up in Sentry's message panel, and after Sentry ends you can browse any messages left for you. Again, Sentry lets you customize the message behavior with colors, fonts, styles, and more.
Have complete control over the colors and fonts within Sentry. Give it your own look!
HTML Based Customization
You can brand your Sentry Screen with graphics like a company logo, a RSS feed, a Java applet, or interactive web languages.
Eau Claire Weather --- customized with WeatherUnderground NEXRAD radar and moonrise/runrise info
Stocks --- customized with stockcharts.com critical charts on the S&P, Dow, and VIX
Art Show --- example of photo art gallery
Grapher --- example of plugin system (displays graph of system memory and cpu usage)
SysInfo --- display vital information on the computer
You can run your existing screensavers within Sentry, either immediately, or after a delay.
On first run, Sentry detects all installed screensavers. From there, you can configure them from the ScreenSavers tab in Options.
you with a list of messages left for you, a list of failed break-in
attempts, and the total session time that Sentry has been protecting
You can view this information with or without unlocking Sentry. Additionally, Sentry can be also log this information to a text file.
Sentry Manager can be used to manage a network of PCs running Sentry. It runs on your administrator computer, and queries other Sentry instances on the network, reporting back:
Remote IP address, computer name, current Windows user, current Idle time, system uptime, Sentry version, current layout, and other vital info.
It queries and issues remote commands:
Bring Sentry with you to work or your local computer lab. The program easily copies to a portable media like a USB flash drive.
Dialog after inserting USB Flash Drive with Sentry2Go