SecureHome lets you use your Mac as a home security system. Using either your Macs built-in microphone, or an external microphone, SecureHome will listen for potential intruders. If an intruder is heard, SecureHome will sound an alarm and email an alert to your smartphone. Using the free SecureHome iPhone remote controller, and your Dropbox account, you can also view a video stream inside your home, and arm/disarm SecureHome using your iPhone! Note that SecureHome requires a Dropbox account to enable using the iOS companion app (For info on setting up a Dropbox account, visit www.dropbox.com).
Click through the slideshow to see some of SecureHome's unique features.
A Video Tutorial for the Mac App
iPhone remote controller tutorial:
Do I need to buy any hardware to make SecureHome work?
No, SecureHome will work using the microphone and speaker that are built into your Mac! For optimum results in bigger homes, however, you might want to invest in an external microphone and/or speaker.
Will SecureHome work when my computer is in sleep mode?
Yes, SecureHome will continue to monitor for sounds while your computer is asleep.
How can I change the microphone or speakers that SecureHome uses?
You should change these settings within System Preferences. Select the Sound button, then change the default Input/Output devices as appropriate.
How do I get the iPhone remote controller?
Search for SecureHome on the iPhone App Store. You can download the SecureHome remote controller for free.
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★★★★★ Bottom line, if you haven't purchased this app yet, then you need to!
★★★★★ Easy to use, with features that make it an app worth owning!
★★★★ Fun features to play with. Sent me a notification email when I got the alarm settings just right.
★★★★★...exceeds my expectations; detects doors opening downstairs in a three bedroom house; very well thought out.