8 Tools to Watch Your Home Remotely

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John Corpuz

John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • I'm using Active Webcam from pysoft.com. Works with multiple USB cams, has many options. But some of these other options seem interesting too.
  • The alerting and notification aspects of home security need to be taken into consideration as well. Alarm.com offers a system in which the security panel communicates with the monitoring system via cellular network. So it's not like a typical land-line or cable connection that can be defeated by cutting an exposed cable. That company also offers remote viewing and other home security and automation features, albeit at a price. Disclaimer: I know some people who work there. I am not a customer though because I do not consider myself to be sufficiently rich, paranoid, or threat-exposed to justify the additional cost.