Luckily, there are plenty of video surveillance options available, even if you’re on a budget or if you can’t mount high-tech cameras in your rented apartment.
For example, you can set up a webcam to do your monitoring for you via Cloudcam.
But not all of these apps are worth paying for, and many require extra set up—such as disabling firewalls and downloading extra programs—on your part.
I tested several apps and found just two that are excellent at what they do and super easy to set up. Presence (free; i OS) can turn it into a Wi-Fi or cellular network-powered live streaming video feed that you can view remotely.
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