December 22, 2020
The iPhone has an app for everything, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of them for home security. Typically, these make it easy to see and control what is going on in your home, even when you aren’t there. They do this by interfacing with your home security cameras. Some apps also allow your security system to contact you if it detects a problem.
Here are a few of the apps that are currently considered the best in the business. They work on the iOS operating system, which means that they will run on both iPhones and iPads. Some also have Android versions.
Presence. This app lets you turn your old iPhones into security cameras. It has motion detection, captures video, and can send you notifications. The downside is that it may take a bit of time to start up, and only includes 50 MB of free cloud storage.
Isentry. With Isentry, iPhone works with your computer to turn the home computer into a camera system. Just attach a webcam to the computer to capture video. You can then watch what’s going on within the cam’s viewing range by using the app. The app can also send you alarms. This app’s main downside is that the camera stops working if the computer goes into sleep mode.
At Home. This app is much like Isentry, using your computer’s webcam as a security camera. It is ranked slightly lower because it is said to start up slowly.
Alarm.com. The Alarm.com app works with a wide variety of home security systems. Many companies make their systems compatible with this particular app for streamlining purposes.
Using your webcam as a home security system will allow strangers to see exactly what’s going on in your house if it is configured improperly. Always be sure to set up an effective password for these cameras, which are also known as IP cams. Your password ensures that you are the only one who can view the footage.
If you are using an older smart phone, it is important to note that they do have limitations when it comes to the range it can capture. Putting these in the corner of a room can be helpful to get a wider angle of view, but it still may not be a perfect solution. Additionally, these will be self-monitored systems rather than professional monitoring.
At Brinks Home™, you can choose from a large selection of cameras to protect your home, backed by our expert monitoring. Our app allows you to control every aspect of your system from the couch or the car. Call us today to see how we can more streamline your home’s security to fit your needs.
Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.
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