Mobiscope Cloud is a home monitoring app that can turn an ordinary IP camera or webcam into your own personal security camera. This app will give you the feeling like you’re “Big Brother” without paying a big sum of money for it. Similar to the original Mobiscope app, this version is a cloud-based video surveillance service for homes and small businesses. Once you have configured the settings your popular network camera to sync to the Mobiscope Cloud app, you will be able to view the camera stream live, receive notifications for any motion the camera detects, enable DVR playback and save the video archives in a cloud video storage system. Some of the other features include fullscreen viewing, being able to add up to two camera at one time and a UI timeline with color-coded camera events. If you are unfamiliar with this mobile software and how it works, Mobiscope has installed demo cameras in the company’s main office and green room so you can test the controls and features without going through the hassles of installing your own cameras beforehand. All unsaved video archives will be accessible for up to 72 hours (3 days).
The demo cameras feature is definitely a useful feature for first-time users and will even make you consider setting up your own IP camera within your home. This brings me to my next point — in order to fully utilize this app, you will need to either purchase an IP camera with Wi-FI capability or setup your laptop/desktop webcam somewhere in your house. The good news is that IP cameras are relatively inexpensive as the are normally priced around $65 USD; the bad news is I can envision most users justifying their decision to not buy an IP camera (if they don’t already own one) just to be able to use the free app. Aside from that, the app is simple and easy to use. The user interface is streamlined, doesn’t contain a lot of unnecessary features or graphics and it’s very user friendly. This is a great utility app to own if you want a little peace of mind if you are a homeowner going on a trip or a small business owner who has closed shop overnight or during the holidays and want to keep a third eye open to anything that might go wrong while you’re away.
The app is free to download in the Google Play store for Android devices and will only require less than 30MB of room on your phone.
App Name: Mobiscope Cloud
Developer: Mobiscope, Inc.
Market: Google Play