Wh What we liked: If you’ve got a lot of old webcams, network cameras or cameraequipped mobile devices kikicking around, Athome Cacamera provides an efficient way to turn them into a home-security system. As with Ivideon, you download either the server software to stream the footage to the internet; or the camera software to view the footage on another device.
The standout bonus is that the camera software can manage lots of cameras at the same time, so your only limit on the number of locations you can monitor is the number of cameras that you have available. This only applies to live streams, though.
Saving footage online so you can view it later costs $4.99 per month (around £3.69), though you can buy time in bulk and pay slightly less (around £ 2.84 per month for 12 months).
How it could be improved: The software focuses on live streaming, though you can set devices to record at a particular time – if you want to catch your kids coming home from school, for example. Also, the option to have so many devices means it’s tricky to figure out how everything works – a situation that isn’t helped by the minimal documentation.