The following is a guest post from our friends at Asda Mobile
Gone are the days where you would need to install hefty software alongside cumbersome cameras to your home to feel protected. Home security in 2017 is all about apps. Here are five of the best ones on the market right now.
With Reolink, there’s no complicated camera installation, you just plug and play. The free app allows you to view live video of your cameras (revisit At Home in the Future’s Withings Home Camera review) anywhere in the world, at any time. 2.5 million people are using this app and loving it. The set-up is easy, there’s a good night vision mode, and there are even motion-detection trigger alerts. Learn More here.
Again, there’s no difficult set up or sign up with Alfred. This Android app is both elegantly designed and straightforward to use. It works by using any old smartphone you have lying around, turning each into a camera to be connected to the app. While this makes it really easy to use, it also means that if you don’t have a lot of spare or old phones, your home security may suffer. Learn More here.
Ivideon is a more advanced surveillance package, which supplies you with cameras to give you more sophisticated tracking of your home. You’ll be amazed at what this app can do. The great interface allows you to watch video live over the web and on any device, and offers the amazing ability to send audio back to the home. Sending audio does take up additional data, so if you’re going to be away from a WiFi connection, you may need to increase your data allowance through an adjustable package, such as Asda Mobile’s pay as you go SIMs. Learn More here.
This is widely considered to be one of the finest home security apps out there on the market. It allows users to control the cameras they have connected with the app, and you can even use your computer as a camera. If you see something suspicious, you can take a photo for further investigation. Learn More here.
5. Video Monitor
With GPS location tracking, Video Monitor is the most advanced of the apps mentioned here. Including features like motion detection, which sends you an alert via email, the app is robust, but also elegant. Alerts might use up some data, but it’s worth it for peace of mind. Learn More here.
Hopefully this list of home security apps will help you protect your home, and help you to feel at home in the future. Good luck!