5 Apps You Can Use As Part Of Your Home Surveillance System

Quite a number of home owners are interested in tech solutions that allow them to monitor their homes using video. When you look around, you will find that there is no shortage of high end products you can use for this. However, some of them are very expensive, and may not be practical to many. However, this does not meant that you absolutely can’t have such a system at home.

There are some apps that you can use in conjunction with a computer with a camera to do surveillance on the home. All you have to do is make sure the computer or camera is in the right place, and you can then see a live feed on your phone using the app. Some of the apps that give you this kind of functionality include:

iSentry

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This particular application makes it very easy for you to keep track of your home using a video link. All you have to do is install the software on a computer that has a camera, and then leave it on. The software is designed in such a manner that it will record any activity as long as there is motion in its field of vision. This means that you can also use it to track the activities of employees such as baby sitters or cleaners who clean the house when you are away. The best thing about this app is that it’s very cheap and easy to use, so you don’t have to worry about technical or financial difficulties.

Security Camera

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If all you are interested in is facilitating the safety of your laptop at home, this app would be one of the best to use. It’s designed in such a manner that if someone wakes up the computer, it will take a picture of them and send it to your online account (such as on DropBox). There are many home security uses for this. For instance, if someone steals your laptop, you will have a photo of them and you can then use it to track them down. The most useful feature about this phone is that it’s very easy to install, and you don’t need any technical expertise to use it. Setting it up takes up less than five minutes.

iCam

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If you have a few cameras at home, you can use this app as a means of monitoring the home. The app is designed in such a manner that if motion is detected from the cameras, the app will send you a notification. You can then choose to view the live footage from the camera. This kind of system is very useful when you leave your home often, and need a way to keep watch over it. It works best when you leave no one in the house, since this means that any motion in such cases would be abnormal. Considering the benefits that it gives you, this is one of the security apps that offers the most value for money. It’s also very easy to install and use.

Dropcam

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At $150, this solution is more expensive than many of the ones mentioned above. However, it does offer some great functionality that makes it more than worth the money. For instance, at this price, you also get hardware such as cameras that you can use in the home. The one thing that sets this system apart from many others is that it’s also very interactive. For instance, when viewing a live feed of the home, you can zoom in on particular parts of the home. You can also use it to communicate with whoever is in the home. This system has features that not only make it very good for surveillance, but also for other purposes as well. For instance, if you are away on a trip, you can use it to communicate via video link to the people you left in the home. When you consider the many features it has, you can see that it’s actually very good value for money.

Secure Home

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 This app does not offer video surveillance, but it’s still very useful. It allows you to keep track of any noises in the home, making it easier to keep it secure. When your computer’s microphone picks up a noise, it sends a notification to the app, and you can then listen in on this if you want to. You can also program it to sound an alarm each time this happens.

These are just a few of the affordable but high tech apps you can use to keep track of your home’s security even when you are away.

[author] Ruth Jennings, the author of this post, works for Alarmsystemreviews.com, well known for their reviews on home surveillance system. In his spare time, Ruth likes to write about home décor and home improvement projects. [/author]

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