Sunday, June 23, 2013

Run Your Own NSA with Your Old Phones and iOS Apps

Odds are, sometimes you wish you could check in on what’s happening around your home from your phone. Problem is, unless you regularly take a dip in your Scrooge McDuck money pool, decent remote-viewable camera technology is still an unaffordable luxury for most. It’s a premium feature for many alarm companies, even though the tech behind it is pretty old, and the prices on warehouse-store offerings can be steep.  

People Power’s Presence and Appologics’ Airbeam apps serve roughly the same purpose: repurposing iOS devices you already own into always-connected cameras that you can check in with anywhere. While similar on the surface, the underpinnings of the two apps are very different. We’ll shed some light on why this matters so you can decide which is right for you. (more)