4 Free Apps to Turn Your Old iPhone or iPad into a Home Monitoring Device

Being away from home doesn’t need to be stressful, and installing a home surveillance system doesn’t need to be expensive. Chances are you have an old iPhone or iPad tucked away in a drawer, so why not put it to good use?

 
Presence Video Security Camera
 
Presence Video Security Camera
 
by 6939 users
Free! - View in App Store

 

*An iOS App Lists must-have app!*

“You’ve got an old smartphone or tablet. It’s sitting there, doing nothing. Why not put it to work? Let the free app Presence watch your back. Get it today, and you’ve got a home security camera system in less than 5-minutes. Download Presence on BOTH your primary smartphone – the one you use every day – and your old smartphone or tablet. Position the old device in the direction you want to watch and secure. You’ll get recorded video alerts when something happens. You can even see what’s happening remotely from anywhere.

Get this. Have a 2-way conversation with pets and loved ones. Remotely switch between front and back cameras. Remotely turn on the camera flash for improved visibility. You’ll get a ton of free encrypted cloud video storage for your motion detection recordings – 50MB to be exact. Want more? Upgrade to Presence Pro Video through Apple’s App Store starting at only $1.99 for advanced motion detection features, with a beefy 5GB of video storage and priority customer support.

MONITOR with Presence
With live audio/video streaming and on-demand video recording, Presence makes a great DIY home security camera system. It’s also a webcam, baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, home surveillance cam, party cam, or any cam. At home, in the kitchen, the garage, the nursery, the office or wherever – watch what’s happening live and record it at the same time.

ALERT with Presence
When something happens and you’re not there, you’ll be alerted by email, in-app or push notifications. Presence video alerts will show you what just happened. Get notified when an intruder is detected, when the kids arrive home safely, when the delivery company has dropped off a package, or whatever you need to know. Adjust motion detection sensitivity to get only the recorded videos you want.

SHARE with Presence
Presence supports multiple simultaneous viewers connecting to a single camera at the same time. Watch the dog or the kids at the same time from different devices and locations. Be a Twitter influencer by sharing interesting moments captured by Presence. The app can automatically post motion detection videos and thumbnails to your Twitter account for the world to see.”

 
Manything
 
Manything
 
by 245 users
Free! - View in App Store

 

“Monitor your house, pets, baby or anything with Manything! Our free app turns a spare iPhone or iPad into a sophisticated wireless security camera without the up-front costs and expensive plans of conventional security cameras.

Simply install Manything on a spare iPhone or iPad and your main phone to watch live streams, view motion-activated clips or even to talk to the person at the other end from anywhere. ”

 
Alfred Home Security Camera
 
Alfred Home Security Camera
 
by 60019 users
Free! - View in App Store

 

“Over 40 million families around the world have chosen Alfred Camera to secure their home. We are the world’s most popular and top-rated app for home security.

SECURITY CAMERA FOR THE SMARTPHONE AGE
People love Alfred Camera! The all-in-one app provides more features than a basic, expensive security camera. You can get live stream, instant intruder alert, walkie-talkie, and unlimited cloud storage to store, share, and playback your video footage.

FREE, STABLE, RELIABLE
If you want a CCTV to keep an eye on your belongings, a baby monitor to look after your newborn, or a pet cam to entertain your lovely pets, Alfred Camera is the best choice!

SUPER EASY TO SET UP
DIY your own home security camera in 3 minutes. No cost, no hard skills; just one creative idea! Alfred Camera is the easiest-to-install home surveillance system with professional-grade features, period.

ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Unlike traditional CCTV cameras or home surveillance cameras, you can put Alfred wherever you need to strengthen security. It works like a portable video monitor, so you don’t even need a security guard! After all, if anything like theft or breaking in happens, the video footage will be extremely helpful.

SIMPLE SECURITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
With crystal clear live stream, you’ll always know exactly what’s going on. Additionally, Alfred’s motion sensor will send you an instant alert when it finds an intruder. You can scare the intruder away by the walkie-talkie immediately. The auto-recorded videos will be kept in free, unlimited cloud storage. You can use them as evidence to help identify the suspect.”

 
WardenCam Video Surveillance
 
WardenCam Video Surveillance
 
by 31 users
Free! - View in App Store

 

“Your full feature home security camera app!

If you happen to have an old smartphone or tablet collecting dust somewhere, now you have a better option. WardenCam turns your spare smartphones and tablets into home surveillance cameras that you can watch while you’re away. It helps you find out if your package arrived, if a thief broke in while you’re out, monitor your baby, if the kids are home from school, catch a cheating spouse, or find out what your dog and cat are up to.

WardenCam will take any phone or tablet and put its Internet connectivity and advanced video and audio sensors to good surveillance use. Video surveillance has never been easier. Install WardenCam on two phones. One is your Camera at your designated location and take the other one with you as a Viewer. Log in with the same Google account, and that’s it! You are now connected to your loved ones via WiFi or 3G/4G from anywhere in the world. With WardenCam’s unique motion detection feature and Google Drive and Dropbox integration, you can enjoy peace of mind without keeping a constant eye on things. If you are looking for a home security solution, video surveillance baby monitor, pet monitor or an IP cam, stop searching now that you have WardenCam.

UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
– Works Anywhere WiFi/3G/4G LTE
– Motion Detection & Alert (push notification and email)
– Cloud Storage (directly to your Google Drive or Dropbox)
– Scheduled Motion Detection (day and time)
– Night Vision Mode (enhance visibility at low ambient light condition)
– Ultra High Definition Video & Audio

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE 24/7: Install WardenCam on your spare device and pocket phone. Sign in with any gmail account as “camera” & “viewer”. Place the spare device anywhere of interest at home, in the kitchen, the garage, your office. Monitor live on the pocket phone anywhere with internet.

MOTION DETECTION: Enjoy peace of mind without keeping a constant eye on things. WardenCam provides automated motion detection schedule. Once a motion is detected, it starts siren alarm to scare the intruder away. Link your Google Drive and Dropbox on both the camera and viewer so that WardenCam can also upload the motion video to your cloud storage. You may even enable 24/7 recording to cloud. Simple and secure!”

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