Many of us have old iPhones and iPads that we don’t do anything with. You can always turn them into a security camera to watch for unexpected activity in and around your home. Here are 5 ways to use your old iPhone as a security camera:
Alfred: turns your old iPhone into a smart security camera with motion and person detection. It has a low light filter for low light conditions. You can also zoom, activate a siren, and do a whole lot more.
Barkio: turns your iPhone into a 2-way dog monitor & pet cam. You will be able to watch your dog and hear her barks. It works over WiFi and cellular.
Adriano: this gadget turns your old phone into a smart home gateway. It lets you control Zigbee, Z-Wave, WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.0 devices. Adriano has motion sensors that detect break-ins to activate your smartphone’s camera. It supports voice commands.
Presence: another app that turns your smartphone or tablet into a security camera. It comes with live audio and video streaming and on-demand video recording. It alerts you to unexpected activities by email and push notifications. It supports multiple viewers connecting to a single camera.
Manything: another app that lets you monitor your place with your phone. Its premium plans support using up to 5 cameras with 30 days cloud recording. With the free plan, you still get motion event notifications and can watch 1 live feed. You can set up detection zones on your mobile device.
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