The FBI found that four houses are broken into every minute. You will want a high quality security system to protect your home from intruders. However, you may not be able to afford many of the systems on the market. Fortunately, there are a number of great smartphone apps that can help improve home security. Here are some that you will want to consider using.
The iSentry app will turn your computers web camera into a motion detecting surveillance system. You turn your computer at the area that you want to monitor and it will be activated when it senses movement. You can either stream video feeds or take pictures of people in the room you want to observe.
The app works with any web camera. However, there are some compatibility problems with cameras that weren’t made from Apple.
SecureHome is an all-inclusive home security app. Here are some of the features that you can take advantage of:
• Use your webcam to monitor activity in your house
• Receive email alerts if anything suspicious is taking place while you are away
• Trigger an alarm to scare away intruders.
These are all some very good features that you should take advantage of. It is great that this app can handle all of them.
iSentry and SecureHome are great home security apps, but sometimes you want an entire home security system. The problem is that homeowners usually don’t have complete control over their home security.
Many people have had issues with other home security systems. They report that they received notifications that an alarm was triggered and run home to investigate. Once they get home, they realize that it was triggered by a family member who forgot to disarm it. They may eventually stop responding to the alarms altogether.
If you want to take your home security to the next level consider investing in thermal imaging cameras. This License-to-Shoot guide has all you need to know to get started in securing your home with thermal cameras.
Canary is a great system that lets you customize your home security options. You can customize your security settings and monitor your home remotely with your app.
The entire system costs $149. Here is a list of features that come with it:
• An HD Camera with nightvision
• A microphone
• Motion sensors
• Climate sensors to measures temperature, air quality and humidity
This is one of the best app-controlled security systems on the market. It is one of the priciest options available, but it may be worth investing in if you are really concerned about your safety.
Presence is a home security app developed by People Power. This app also captures video feeds and triggers alarms when motion is detected. It is very similar to SecureHome. One of the key differences is that it emails you video footage of the movement that triggered the alarm. This helps you know whether the alert is a false alarm or if it is a real emergency that you need to respond to.
Home security is important to everyone. However, many home security systems may be outside your price range and not offer the flexibility that you need. You may want to look into these home security apps for more information.
Kalen Smith is a freelance technology writer working mobilephones.org.uk.