Ever wanted to know what is happening at home without having to set up a complicated video camera system? People Power, a Palo Alto software company, has released a mobile app that can easily turn an old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera.
The company's free app, Presence, makes it possible for users who have Wi-Fi to set up one Apple device as a video camera and another as a monitor. For instance, you may leave your old iPhone at home and turn it into a camera and then monitor your thick spouse on an iPad at work.
The app is free, but People Power is hoping that users will go to the app's "Market" and purchase accessories, such as device tripods and fish-eye lenses, to enhance their security system. Presence is available now from the Apple App Store, and People Power said it hopes to release an Android version of the app later this year.
Turn a spare iPhone or iPad into a free remote camera to monitor your home or office from anywhere in the world (Wi-Fi or cellular), and more! Select Presence Motion Detection to receive free Presence Video Alerts and see what happened just moments ago.
Or select Video and Audio Streaming to enable convenient 2-way conversations, and even the ability to remotely control robotic viewing stands.
Supervise and control your energy consumption before your eyes with Presence, too. Turn lights and appliances on and off from your smartphone with Presence-controlled Monster smart plugs. Automate your system with simple and powerful Presence Rules, helping you design an automated motion detection and energy plan for home or office.
MONITOR – Download Presence on a spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Connect via Wi-Fi or cellular. Plug into power and position your device where you wish – at home, in the kitchen, the garage, your office, or anyplace you want to monitor from another iPhone or iOS device – in real time!
PROTECT – Enjoy peace of mind with Presence Video Alerts, or keep a constant eye on pets, family, and prized possessions while you are away with Streaming Audio and Video capabilities. Communicate remotely face-to-face with the people and pets you're connected to with Presence.
ALERT – Customize your settings to receive Presence Video Alerts in an instant when motion is detected from your Presence-enabled device. You are notified instantly when an intruder is detected, the kids arrive home from school, or your elderly relatives are moving about their day.
SAVE – Don't buy an expensive IP camera. Put that older iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch back to work. Download Presence and transform your unused device into the most advanced Wi-Fi video camera available today for FREE.
CUSTOMIZE – Purchase add-on products from our store, presencepro.com/store. Make the setup complete with remote control robotic stands for iPhone and iPad, and control your lights and appliances with Monster Central™ smart plugs!
Developers’ website: http://presencepro.com/