A computer is an object that controls the security system for a Hideout or similar building. Having the Tech Expert trait will give you more options when you use a computer but having the Computer Illiterate trait will prevent you from using the computer in any way.
By interacting with a computer, you can do a variety of things:
- Unlock all safes and doors with the associated building.
- (Tech Expert only) Enable/Disable Security System.
- (Tech Expert only) Operate Crushers and Trapdoors.
- (Tech Expert only) Release Gas from Gas Vents. Can be only done once per computer.
- Poison Nearby Ponds. Can only be done in Park.
- Read Email (but that would be rude)
- Hack election. Can only be done once on a computer inside "City Hall" (Increases Electability by +2, but requires Tech Expert)
Alternatively, you can destroy the computer to disable the building's entire security system.