If you upgrade to a paid version of the app, Manything will let you save recordings to the cloud and install the program on multiple devices.
Another app option, which works similarly to Manything, is Presence.
Taking the most convenient option usually means paying the most money—and it's the same story with home surveillance.
If you want an out-of-the-box, off-the-shelf solution, then you're going to have to put your hand in your pocket.
Again, you set it up on your Android phone or i Phone, position the device where you want to see, and then log into your portal on the web to watch the video feed.
Presence includes motion detection alerts for free, and if you upgrade to a premium account, you can store more video recordings in the cloud.
Select a position where the device can plug into a power source and connect to your Wi-Fi network—you don't want to lose the video stream suddenly because an old phone's battery drained or its cell signal dropped.Netgear offers a generous free plan, with support for up to five cameras and the ability to keep seven days' worth of recording in the cloud.For a more all-around security solution, the Canary hub is worth a look.You can see and hear what's happening in your home at any time, get motion detection alerts wherever you are, and even sound the alarm remotely if something looks amiss.For a simpler and less expensive Canary option, check out the Canary Flex.What you might not know is that the latest security cameras are quick to set up, simple to operate, and packed with features. As more and more web-connected security devices join an increasingly crowded field, we picked out a few favorites.The Nest Cam, offered by Google's parent company, is reliable and intuitive.We've collected three types of systems you can pick from: free software on an old device, off-the-shelf cameras, or a DIY setup.Here's how to assemble each option as quickly and easily as possible.Unlike the two Nest options, the Netgear Arlo works both indoors and out.It's also battery powered, so you won't need to trail any cables to or from the camera (although you will have to keep an eye on battery life).