4 Apps to Help You Protect Yourself

shutterstock_76293514-390x285Don’t get caught unprotected! You need to make sure your home is safe and secure even when you’re not there. To help you out, here is a list of apps that will help you keep an eye on your home when you’re away. You can use these individually or use them together to increase your protection!

iSentry

Don’t have security cameras around your home? That’s no problem at all. Turn your computer webcam into a security camera for your home with iSentry. This app turns your webcam into an internet connected camera. It uses motion sensing technology to capture photos or videos. You can have these photos and videos sent to your phone so you can monitor your home from anywhere in the world. Keep your home secure by having an extra set of eyes there with this app.

Security Camera

Do you want to keep track of everyone who uses your computer without permission? If you’re a Mac user, you’re in luck. With Security Camera, you’ll be able to take a look at the culprit every time your computer is woken up from its sleep mode. The app simply makes your computer camera take a picture the moment it wakes up. It then uploads the photo to your DropBox account so you can take a look at it later or from another device. This is a great way if you suspect a roommate or co-worker is using your gear without your permission. It’s even a good tool if you have kids or if you’re a teacher with not so great students. Keep your computer protected with this app!

SecureHome

This app has many features, but its most highlighted feature is the noise-detection. This app uses your computers built-in microphone or external microphone to listen for potential intruders. If an intruder is detected, it will sound an alarm and also send you an e-mail notification so you can receive it through your phone. You’ll be able to scare off intruders before they can do something damaging to your home.

Alarm.com

If you want the whole security package, the Alarm.com app can assist you. This powerful tool helps you connect your entire home security system together. You’ll be able to do so much remotely as long as you have internet access. You can lock and unlock your door, control electrical appliances around your home, and even control your thermostat remotely. If you have a tendency to forget to turn on your alarm system before you leave, this is a great solution because this app allows you to arm and disarm your home security system. Additionally, this app can help you stay connected and well-informed about what’s happening at home. You can have notifications sent to you when a door or window opens, when your system is armed or disarmed, or even when your camera takes a video. For my Spring home security system, I was able to use this app to take control of my home.

About the author: Michael is a writer, tech geek, and blogger. Keep up with his blogs to stay updated with the latest gadgets and apps.