Presence Free smart home motion detector webcam for security, surveillance, and energy
People Power Company.
Price: Free / £1.49 7 days / £3.99 1 month / £39.99 1 year pro subscription (UK pricing)

Have you got a spare iOS or Android device kicking around that’s just gathering dust? An older and now discarded iPhone perhaps? Why not turn it into a security device instead? Presence is an App and a service that turns your old iOS or Android device into a security camera with all the features you’d expect, such as motion detection, two way way video calling and even the ability to turn plugs or lights on or off with the right accessory.

Prescence Pro iPad

Getting started with Presence couldn’t be simpler. Download the app to your devices, run it, and choose whether your device is a viewer or sender / camera. If you only have one device to use streams can be viewed online via a browser.

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About Mark Chappell

Mark’s a guy who lives in a shack by the sea in far western England, binge watching Netflix series in between reviewing tech and Mac related goodies. The switch to Macintosh was easy when using dreaded WinVista and adding a printer proved nigh on impossible. That tipped him over the edge and since getting a Mac he’s never looked back, including the Hackintosh years. Wanna be guitar player, intermittent podcaster, and a Taylor Swift fan.

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Genius WideCam F100
Review

On October 26, 2012, in Camera, Features, Macbook, Microphone, Review, by Ash

WideCam F100
Company: Genius
Price: $59.99

The Genius WideCam F100 webcam is a excellent device. It brings broad spectrum of versatility to your computer. What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your typical webcam.

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Genius Facecam 3000
Review

On May 21, 2012, in Review, by Steve Hammond

Genius Facecam 3000
Price: $59.99 US
Company: Genius

The Genius Facecam 3000 is an HD (1280×720 or 720p) web cam. It is equipped with a 3 MP camera sensor that can deliver a 30 frame per second video chat or recording.

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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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iMage USB Webcam
Review

On January 7, 2008, in Macintosh, Review, by Russ Walkowich

iMage USB Webcam
Company: eCamm Network

Price: $59.95 USD
http://www.ecamm.com/

I use a G4 PPC MDD 867 dual with 1.5 gigs of ram…and no iSight camera. I wanted one but figured that the price would come down fairly quick but the next thing I knew, gone! So there I’ve been, looking at the assortment of cameras that Window’s folks have but never seeing Mac compatible on the box. I know, I know, I could buy one and then purchase IOXperts Webcam Driver for Mac OS X but I thought that was just a bit much paying for a Windows webcam and then having to purchase a driver to let me use it.

Instead I decided to try eCamm’s image USB Webcam, designed to work with Macs and Windows and Linux systems. This webcam delivers 640×480 video to your Mac apps that you’ve been dying to use a webcam with, like iChat AV, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger and a whole slew of other programs. The unit is a USB video class (UVC) camera (VGA) 1/7-inch color CCD sensor, that provides image sizes of 640 x 480 (VGA), 352 x 288 (CIF), 320 x 240 (QVGA at15 Frames Per Second Uncompressed Video. It utilizes a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Connection (480 Mbits/s), is UVC 1.1 Compliant with Auto white balance control and Auto electronic iris control. The webcam itself is only 2” (L) x 1 3/4” (H) x 1” (W). It even comes with a threaded screw hole on the bottom if you’re a perfectionist and want to mount the unit on a small tripod.

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About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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