You can transform retired smartphones and tablets into video security cameras. Use them to create a video security system with automatic motion-activated recordings. In the app, you can keep an eye on things in real time, record live video or take a still picture.
While this method is not intended to be a permanent video solution, many users find it complements their system.
Note: Retired devices should monitor your primary residence only. The push and update functions of your devices may cause disconnects. You will have to restart them to reconnect the cameras.