The security of your home is very important. You need to make sure, at all times, that the sanctity of your home does not get infringed upon by anyone.
Most people opt for installing hidden home security cameras, in order for them to be updated about everything. Others, on the other hand, pick the best home security system with elaborate layers of protection that scare anyone away.
These home security systems come bundled with dedicated apps (Android/iOS) that allow the owner of the system to have a direct feed of what the camera sees right to his or her smartphone.
If you are considering getting such a security system, or already have one but didn’t know that there are apps that give you a direct feed of your home security camera, then we are here to help you.
It does not matter if you have an Android phone or an iPhone device, there are enough apps to pick from for either platform. Keep reading, therefore, to have better home security.
For Android : AtHome Camera
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What follows is a selection of home security apps for Android smartphones (Smartphones/ Tablets).
This app will not cost you any money, unless you need some additional equipment that goes with it. What distinguishes this app from other apps is that it works with multiple operating systems, allowing you for versatile control.
You can download to instances of the app on two devices, turn one into a home security system camera and the other into the device that receives the feed. You can also record time-lapse videos and have up to four feeds playing at once on the same device.
Alfred Home Security Camera
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Alfred home security app is also free of charge. However, if you want to record in HD, you can either pay a monthly fee of $3.99 or subscribe to a yearly plan of $29.99.
What’s great about this app is the fact that it lets you use your old smartphones as a home security camera system, which allows you to keep your house safe without spending a lot of money on very expensive cameras.
This is another free app. However, this one does not have any additional costs for it. It also helps you turn your smartphone into a security camera, albeit not the best home security camera in the world in terms of quality.
It has a range of options that include accessing the video feed remotely, the ability to video chat and to use Dropbox as a cloud storage option.
This one is similar to the other apps in the sense that it allows you to use your old smartphones to build a home security system without having to spend a lot of money. You can have a multi-camera system with a direct feed to your primary smartphone.
Moreover, you have support for cloud storage services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, as well as two-way audio support and motion detection.
Nest home security system is the best among them. The app comes with various equipment, as an addition, that you choose to buy from the company and install them in your house.
However, this app, in addition to the appliances that go with it, will not keep your house safe from outside intruders; rather, it will keep it safe from those tiny intruders that can be harmful to your health by scanning your house for things such as carbon monoxide and smoke.
For iOS : Presence: Video Security
What follows is a selection of home security apps for iPhones—iPads as well!
This home security camera app cost basically nothing at all and allows you to monitor many things at once, such as the baby camera, the camera you have on your pet, surveillance cameras and other systems you might have in the house.
Some of the features that this app contains are the following: water sensor, humidity sensor, window and door entry sensors, and a 360-degree camera system.
Alfred Security Camera
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As with Android, the Alfred home security has an iOS version. It also comes free of charge; however, you will have to pay somewhere between $3.99 and $16.99 to get all the premium features that this app has.
Some of the features that it has include live video streaming, free cloud storage, a 360-degree camera, and walkie-talkie functionality. More importantly, the quality of the video feed changes depending on the speed of your internet connection, which is great!
Home Security Monitor Camera
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This is another safe home security app that functions as an anti-theft system. Unlike the other apps that have both free and paid versions, however, this one is paid. Its cost is set at $5.99 (one-time payment).
It will allow you to hear every sound that is produced in your house while you’re away. Moreover, you will live video feed and communication that is encrypted, which does not allow for any interference.
AtHome Video Streamer CCTV Cam
This home security system apps can be downloaded free of charge. To keep your house safe, this app incorporates facial recognition technology to recognize if the person that is making rounds inside the house is actually a family member or someone who is intruding upon the sanctity of your house.
Moreover, you get access to a live feed, night vision, and a multi-view display, as well as secure cloud storage options.
This app works by recording the movements that happen inside your house. If it detects any sound, or motion even, that is not usual, it will inform you as soon as possible and indicate that there is a possible intrusion in your house.
With this app, you get the chance to adjust many things. Among these, we find detection zones, camera sensitivity, clip sharing, video download, live feed streaming, etc. This app is not paid; however, it has in-app purchases, can be as low as $3.99 or as high as $25.99.
Home security cameras with phone apps have become abundant, and you should make use of them if you haven’t yet. Get the best home security system, download the best home security app, and make your house safe.
Before you go, tell us in the comments below if you use some home security system in your house.