Old smartphones are finding new life as low-cost home-monitoring devices thanks to targeted applications designed to enable smartphones to act, for example, as security cameras with motion detection. "Essentially we give you an inexpensive security system that you can use to monitor your house, or help you watch your kids, cats, elderly relatives or act as a baby or nanny cam," said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, which offers a utility-tracking app along with its monitoring software.
Smartphone software keeps eye on homes with low-end system
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