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Presence is the award-winning free app that turns old smartphones and tablets into Wi-Fi security cameras and you can download it today.

Presence Security is the addition of easy to install wireless sensors that notify you and your trusted circle when something important happens to fit with today's mobile lifestyle. No monthly fees are required! We want security to be affordable for everyone because we all have homes, loved ones and valuables that we want to protect.

How to Set Up your Presence Cam


How to Set Up your Presence Cam

Brian Hinderberger


First, connect your old smartphone or tablet to the Internet with WiFi or over a cellular connection. Download the Presence app and register a new user account or sign up with an existing account. Like any WiFi camera, you should leave your device plugged into wall power. We use your email address to send motion detection video alerts from your camera.

Add a Local Camera
Once you're in the Mobile app, tap into "This Camera". Your smartphone or tablet transforms into a camera. View your camera from anywhere in the world when you sign into Presence with the same username and password on a different smartphone or tablet. The iOS camera supports landscape and portrait. The Android camera supports landscape mode only.

Do not turn off or lock your device!
If you lock your device, turn it off, or exit the Camera, then your device is no longer a WiFi video camera. If you want to make the screen go dark, press the Dim Screen button at the bottom of the camera screen. The camera will still be running, but the screen will appear dark (tap the screen to re-enable it). Since the device is always on, be sure to plug in power to keep it alive for a long time. Also, consider enabling "Do Not Disturb" mode in your device's iOS Settings. Presence will only transmit video when you connect to your camera remotely.

Enable motion detection
Motion detection is off by default, and you can turn it on in your camera’s Options, both locally and remotely. You can also use Modes to toggle motion detection on and off across all your cameras, based on your Rules. By default, your camera will enable motion detection when you go into Away mode and disable motion detection when you go into Home mode.

Add security devices!
Take a look at the Presence Store for accessories including Presence Security.