Presence: Video security

Presence: Video security

By People Power Company

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2013-03-27
  • Current Version: 4.0.21
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 67.37 MB
  • Developer: People Power Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 3,313 Ratings


USA Today knows the FIRST thing you should do with an old smartphone. “Just download the free Presence app on your old iOS device, pair it with your new fancy iPhone, and voila! You now have a top-notch security camera and motion detector thanks to the fantastic video capabilities of your old gadget. You can use it to keep an eye on your home base in real time, and have it send you alerts when there's something fishy going on.” Presence is compatible with iOS 6 through iOS 11 and available on the web at Monitor with Presence! Get increased security and peace of mind. Presence makes a great webcam, baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, surveillance cam, or do-it-yourself security system. At home, in the kitchen, the garage, the nursery, in your office, or wherever – Presence lets you know what’s happening when you’re gone. Get motion detection video alerts, and even view what’s happening in real time. See something you want to save? Presence even lets you record video and take pictures while watching live. Alert with Presence! Enable Presence Motion Detection to receive free Presence Video Alerts – see and hear what happened just seconds ago if motion is detected by Presence. Get notified when an intruder is detected, when the kids arrive home safely, when the delivery company has dropped off a package, or whatever makes you feel more informed and secure. Control with Presence! Add Presence Security and experience the future of home security. Presence Security features door and window entry sensors, motion detectors, water sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, touch sensors and more, to keep you connected with the things that matter most. Control electric appliances remotely with the Presence and Monster™ smart plug combo. View and control your Presence camera remotely in 360-degrees with the Presence 360™ robotic iPhone stand, and monitor your home electric use with TED™ or Blue Line PowerCost™ systems. Check it out at Neighborhood Watch with Presence! Invite your trusted circle of family, friends, and neighbors to receive your alerts and help protect your home when you can't be there. This is how home security should be. Presence supports simultaneous viewers connecting to a single camera, so you and anyone you designate can watch the dog or the kids at the same time from two different devices and locations. Presence also transforms your smartphones into automatic Twitter cameras. Talk back with Presence! Presence features 2-way video calls on most devices, so you can communicate on demand from anywhere in the world with the pets and loved ones behind your Presence camera. They don't even need to answer the phone! Presence compatibility: - iPhone 3GS and newer - iPad 2 and newer - iPod Touch 4G and 5G - iOS versions 6.0 through iOS 11.x - Web at Presence smart home product compatibility: - Presence Security - GE A19 Smart LED Bulbs - Bluetooth Presence 360 robotic iPhone stand by People Power - KUBI robotic tablet stand by Revolv Robotics - Blue Line Innovations products - TED products from Energy Inc. Also available from Presence: Presence Pro Video - More cloud storage. More camera control. * 5 GB encrypted cloud * Faster recordings * Longer recordings * Camera alarm * Priority feedback * Clearer video streams * Additional Privacy $1.99 one week trial, $4.99 monthly, $49.99 annually --- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your itunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Good apps

    By Ldraginp
    Very good and friendly set up. I have used for a few hours it works better than expected. I will try for next few days to see the app continue holding up👍
  • What a bargain

    By Purum
    I was ready to throw away my old iPad and now I'm thinking that there is no device i couldn't repurpose thanks to this app! It's as good as advertised!
  • Pretty great unless you need it

    By julesagogo
    Jan 18 all cams stopped recording Jan 12 oh hey 1 cam stopped and btw all 10 of the notification rules you had are just gone, soft reset them all Jan 9 it’s been working for just over a week now with great tech support so I am guardedly optimistic Dec 19 noon/Dec 20 2 pm/Dec 21 11:30 am/Dec 22 2 pm/Dec 23 6 pm while out of town: motion detection on all 5 cams stops yet all can be viewed remotely. Soft resetting and 2 turns to fix the aspect ratio clears the problem right up,* so all you need when you're away is someone at home to fix your cameras when they go offline, problem solved! *Correction - as per Support, these 13 simple steps are the proper sequence to resolve the issue (but they don't): End guided access on the camera Go through the menu to log out of the app on the camera – select "all devices" but it won't work and you will have to do that on each device until the next to the last one Sign back into the app on the watching device Delete all of the cameras there Force close the app on each device Delete the app Soft reset the device Reinstall the app/sign into it Reset all of the motion detection options Reset Guided Access Reset the direction/angle of the camera Reset the notifications if the Camera names change (chances are they will) Check if motion is recording Rinse and repeat for every camera. It only takes about five minutes per cam! And if that doesn't work, delete the app and reinstall it on each device (which doesn't work either). Nov 27/28: the app quit working on another cam with guided access at the same time each day. Recommend not relying on this app as a security system that can be trusted when you're away. Nov 22: a cam stopped recording again. Nov 20: video on all 5 cams stopped about 8 hours after I soft reset them. I emailed support and received a nearly instant reply that looked like it was written by overseas tech-support saying I would need to reset my devices to get them working again ("Have you tried turning it off and then on again?" IT Crowd). Soft reset them all again. Deleting/reinstalling the app was the next suggestion. Nov 17-19: no video recorded on all 5 cams for 48 hours on windy days with plenty of action, then started recording again but many videos still in preview mode. Aug - Nov 16 2017: few cams drop out, some don't record obvious action or quit for blocks of time (see below). Longtime satisfied Pro user here until Feb 2017 when 200+ videos during an incident were blank and could not be played; no response from several tries to contact support. Setup email notifications for lack of motion detection. On 9/23/17 we noticed someone cut our string lights sometime between 7 am and 7 pm the day before; we tried to play video back to see who did it but it was missing between 4:30 pm and 11 am in a location with nearly constant motion with no email notification. Checked spam/trash. Emails arrive promptly when motion isn't detected but I'm not receiving phone notifications I set up. Lately some older videos never get out of preview mode, and the cameras will fail to capture many large motions (cams are set to detect tiny). Don't even get me started on the interface that lacks filters.
  • Great app!!

    By Mis4x4cutiepie
    For a free app that made my old iPad useful again, this was great!! The picture image isn’t crystal clear, but it’s a free app and it’s an old iPad I’m using! My dog was diagnosed with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction and I needed something to monitor him. With spending lots of money on vet bills and new medications, this was a relief to just turn my old iPad into a camera rather than having to buy a new camera! I would highly recommend this app!
  • An excellent alternative to security cameras

    By rhill2
    I am very happy with this app. It provides an effective alternative to buying security cameras using spare iPhones (or iPads for that matter). Video can be triggered by motion, and it is saved to the program. It will also send an alert and an email that contains the video for convenient viewing from the email app wherever you are. Be aware that you need some ancillary pieces. The cameras MUST be plugged in, because the app has a heavy power draw. Some sort of mount (e.g. the ones for cars) makes it easier to get the right field of observation. Also realize that there is a learning curve for discovering the features, so set aside a little time to explore.
  • Great use of old phones

    By The train master
    I really like being able to put my old phones to good use. I have 2 phones set up and I’m able to keep an eye on my inside and outside house. The notifications work great.
  • Got ya!

    By Tootsie0215
    Set my iPad up in the attic. Received several videos showing the rodent that was keeping me awake at night! Now I'm going to put facing outside from my indoor window sill. I have a need to know what is walking around my yard. Deer, coyote, fox or a neighbor's cat maybe?
  • Pro earns respect

    By dcfritz
    Instantaneous notifications Innovative conception in development and presentation Relavent, satisfying utility
  • Great app

    By Moratelaa
    Great app
  • Marvelous app

    By Sher3brn
    I have been using Presence for couple years and for the last year every week some improvements are needed with being able to switch options and it not flip back but other than that it’s great, a do it yourselfer!