Protect Yourself And Your Home With Apps And Internet-Connected Cameras

Options range from app-based “panic buttons” to cameras that let you see who’s at your front door from anywhere in the world, 

By Alain StephensMay 3, 2018 2:42 pm| ,

Have you ever had your house or apartment burglarized, or your bike stolen? Or maybe you’re just worried about walking home late at night? As is so often the case these days, there’s an app – or several – for that.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says even home security systems are using app-based technology that gives you the ability to monitor your own living space.

“The one that I think has really broken out in the past year or two is the Ring Doorbell,” Gallaga says. The Ring puts a camera at your front door, and allows you to see who’s there using a smartphone. The device also detects motion and can record what it sees for later review. Amazon recently purchased Ring.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

–How you can repurpose an old device as a security camera

–What other options are available for home monitoring

–How apps can help you protect your own security