Or worst of all, after you’re the victim of a home break-in.
Or you can pick up a cloud camera (like Dropcam Pro) for high-definition, low-light monitoring. The easiest, no-frills way to keep a watchful eye is to use an app on your phone paired with an extra piece of equipment.
In streaming mode, you’ll be able to adjust various options, such as renaming the device, turning on motion detection, switching which of the i Phone’s two cameras to use, and toggle audio streaming, video streaming, and remote control on or off.
You can also dim the screen to help save battery life, though you should probably keep your camera device plugged in if you’re going to be streaming for a while.
But, if you’re looking for more, such as FTP-upload, you can always fork over a few bucks for the premium version.
Before we begin, there’s some set-up we’ll have to do to our laptop’s power saver settings. Choose Never from the dropdown that controls power while plugged in.