Prey is a set of scripts that helps you track your computer when it is stolen.
This guide shows you how to install Prey.
Install AUR.AUR from the
First you must to have a Prey's account, if you don't have it, you can create it on the website.
To add your device, run
prey_project config account setup and type your email account and password. Or use the the GUI to set your account.
prey_project config activate as prey user to ensure that the configuration is correct. One way to accomplish this is with
sudo -u prey prey_project config activate.
The installer enable automatically the systemd service prey-agent to start Prey at boot. You can check if it's loaded and running with
systemctl status prey-agent
To enable/disable plugins, you must run
prey_project config plugins and read the usage to enable/disable and list the available plugins.
You can use a GUI to configure prey using the
prey_project config gui command:
# prey_project config gui
By enabling url-trigger and report-to-inbox plugins you can set a standalone prey client, triggering emailed reports whenever a URL returns a specific status code.
To troubleshoot, run
$ prey_project config check
Ensure you have enabled systemd service prey-agent.service to start Prey at boot.
If you're not receiving webcam images in you reports, installfrom the official repositories.
If scrot is installed, prey will use it to take a screenshot if the
session module is enabled. Unfortunately, scrot emits an annoying beep everytime it is run. To disable beeping, append
to the beginning of
There seems to be a bug in version 0.5.3 which gives an error if the SMTP password is set when using "email" post_method, which returns an error, but works fine when executed normally without the --check option.