I think this is pretty cool!
Salient Eye is a free app that turns your android based smart phone into a fairly impressive security camera. Basically, you set up the app, place your smart phone facing the area you want to view…and WALLAH…easy as.
Once armed, it will send you a message on a second device via text or email or both if it detects any movement in the room, along with several snapshots of the intruder. It also emits a piercing siren that is incredibly loud and very annoying. Pretty cool huh? And you where always wondering what you were going to do with drawer full of old smart phones…lol…
Now I know some of you will be saying..”But what if they steal the phone”?? Well..it’s pretty likely that will happen, However, you’ll still have some lovely pics of the intruder, and hopefully be able to assist the police in identifying the suspect.
I remember when I had my computer shop at Boondall, I had a phone stolen by a “customer” while I had my back turned. Luckily I had footage of him in the act from my security cameras, and as soon as the police saw it, they knew who he was and where to find him. I never got my phone back – but hey- it was a piece of junk anyhow ;)
Now, if you are one of those unfortunates who prefers to use an iPhone, the good folks at Salient tell me that there will be an IOS version coming in the next few weeks, or alternatively, if you simply can’t wait, try Manything. It’s a similar app for IOS. You can find more info on both these apps courtesy of Mr Google.
Seeya next time…
Pete – Precision.