Home Security Alarm - My Guard
5,000 - 10,000 downloads
- Simple yet free security system
- Different security levels
- Needs more features
My Guard turns your Android device into a powerful alarm system
Keep intruders away thanks to My Guard, an app that makes the most of your Android device built-in software and hardware to let you know when unwanted guests are trying to enter your house.
What My Guard basically does is making use of your back camera to detect movements through gates or rooms where no one should be moving. For instance, if you're taking a bath, you can let your Android device guarding your backyard gate in order to catch intruders trying to taking advantage of the situation.
When My Guard detects any movement, an alert sounds (dog barking, lion growl, emergency, etc.) and, depending on your personal settings, it sends photos of the intruder by e-mail, notifies friends or even activates flash towards the breach.
It's probably not the best security system but an acceptable one taking into account that My Guard is a free app. It should be enhanced in some regards like layout, sending options and even integration with other gadgets for alerting. However, the app is backed by a good idea.
While alone, asleep, out or just with suspicion use your device to take photos and send them to you per motion detection, and use it to help monitor your close personal space.
My Guard activated as a motion detector, but it not a replacement to a professional alarm system.
It just for entertainment use, any use is on the user responsibility.
Main features that you can choose to activated while detecting an intruder:
• Sound an alert or stay in stealth mode
• Send the photos by Email
• Get notified by SMS
• Flash towards the breach
1. Aim your phone camera at the possible breach. E.g. door, window, hallway etc.
2. Push start guarding.
3. Recommendations: Go to setting and fill out email & phone number for SMS. (Optional features)
1. You have reached home after a long day, and want to take a bath. Just leave your phone on the table towards the main window, My Guard will alarm if a burglar or theft appear, and alert your friend by sms or email.
2. You want to go to the kitchen and grab something to eat but your cat always jumps on the table and from there to the TV. Don’t leave the cat alone, activate My Guard, point it to the table and see what happens.
3. While you are camping in the wild nature, to avoid an unpleasant situation with an animal (like bear or a snake). when you go to sleep in your tent, activate My Guard and point it towards the entry.
- improved user interface & settings
- Improved performance
- Minor graphic changes
- better detection capabilities
- better email setup
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
You Don t ever know if/when this app really detects and works . Not even with screen active forever, there are no direct effects of any movement in detection area. Sometimes start alarm but He'll knows when... There are other apps like Motion detection etc on video means that even allow to visually configure area of sensitivity and works immediately and reproductible..Tested on reliable top Samsun
Best app ever created. Literally just saved my LIFE!!
Work great. I wish it was compatible with my tablet but its only works with phones. Not sure why cause my tablet can email it just dosent have a phone. I still give this app a A+ rating tho. If ya get it to work on the tablet ill give you a raise! lol
Awesome! Though it could still be improved and or enhanced. A great application! ^_^