Infographic: 10 Great & Free Home Security Apps
Buying your home is the largest investment you will ever make, so clearly you’re going to cut no shortcuts in protecting it. You might erect gates, own a guard dog, install an alarm or even organize a CCTV system. All of these actions, though, still won’t guarantee that it will be free from burglaries, particularly when you’re away for a few days. Fear not; in this highly technological world of ours, you can keep a watchful eye over your property from virtually anywhere on Earth thanks to a series of home security apps for your smartphone or tablet.
This infographic from UK-based online CCTV camera and equipment retailer JMC Technologies features a few of the best security apps that are available from iTunes and the Play Store. Among those profiled are iVideon, a very highly regarded app which delivers a quality surveillance service that is reliable and very easy to use; Video Relay, which allows you to view live CCTV pictures and record footage, as well as alerting you whenever your doorbell rings; and Alarm.com, with which you can remotely control your alarm system and lock doors and windows, plus giving you real-time video monitoring. These are just some of the apps profiled among the list compiled by the people at JMC.
With these apps, so easy to use and providing such an important function, is there really any reason for you don’t have them on your device? If you’re worried about the cost of downloading them all, don’t be. All 10 apps featured are absolutely free, and most of them are available both for Apple and Android devices. Besides, can you really put a price on the peace of mind that you will get from being able to check up on your home from thousands of miles away, safe in the knowledge that it remains untouched all the while?
Our thanks to James from JMC Technologies for sending this to us and concentrating our minds on these fantastic apps, which not only are free and very easy to use, but provide users with great reassurance that their homes are being monitored 24/7.