Use old iOS de­vices as CCTV

Turn an old iPhone or iPod touch into a home surveil­lance sys­tem

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Set­ting up a home surveil­lance sys­tem can be an ex­pen­sive af­fair, but a cun­ning al­ter­na­tive is to turn old iPhones and iPod touch de­vices into CCTV cam­eras. The iPhone is a ter­rific surveil­lance cam­era; it has a great lens and sen­sor, and net­work­ing built in.

There’s an app for ev­ery­thing, so you won’t be sur­prised to hear about a free app called AtH­ome Cam­era that will help you out. Although you might not want to leave your iPhone out­side, AtH­ome Cam­era gives you the go-ahead to mon­i­tor what’s go­ing on in dif­fer­ent rooms around the house.

It even lets you lis­ten in to what other peo­ple are say­ing, or you can talk to peo­ple re­motely! Here we’ll use an iPhone as the cam­era, which we’ll view from an iPad, but of course you can use any com­pat­i­ble iOS de­vice for ei­ther task. Lou Hat­ter­s­ley

With the AtH­ome app, you can turn an iPhone into a CCTV cam­era and mon­i­tor footage re­motely.

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