Home Security Motion Detection

Home Security Motion Detection


(3 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Simple yet free security system
  • Different security levels
  • Notifications
  • Layout
  • Needs more features
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Expert's Review

"Be safe at home"

Reviewed by / Oct 08, 2012

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.

Tags: MY-GUARD, free security for my house through, guard your house, my guard.

Developer's original description available here
"The best way to turn your Android phone or Tablet into a mobile video surveillance & monitoring system"
Connected to your Google Account use your private cloud storage for cross device sync and stay on top of your house and love ones.
With Emails, SMSs, Google account, alarms & flash capabilities keep your home and your self safe during the night.
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.
Don't trust your babysitter and need a nanny cam or a baby monitor?
Want to keep tabs on your house while on vacation, pet monitor or spy cam?
Use the silent mode to get photos straight to you when ever a motion is detected just like a wireless camera \ ip camera \ ipcam

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)

Few scenarios:

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.

Please note:
Any information that you provide to My Guard is subject to Google's Privacy Policy, which governs the collection and use of your information. You are responsible for others privacy as you capture them with the app and store the photos to your Google drive account.
You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use.

Recently changed in this version

• Improve view, store, share & delete files
• Added unviewed file indications
• Keep "last file" up to date on Google drive - semi live view
• Improved Guarding UI
• Only support Google drive account sign in
• Awesome image file monitoring
• Great Tablet and Google Wear support

In previous versions:
• Improved performance
• Better detection capabilities
• Added Battery conservation - dark screen mode
• Instant back up and cross device sync of images captured.

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Comments and ratings for Home Security Motion Detection
  • (43)

    by Jimmy Milligan on 04/02/2015

    Great when you live alone

  • (43)

    by Candida Marie on 17/01/2015

    The puppy won

  • (43)

    by Perrin Tysor on 11/01/2015

    There is no option to arm or disarm the alarm, remotely. There is no pin or password required to arm or disarm the alarm, locally. The dark screen option does not shut off the screen, it merely displays a black picture, with start/stop monitoring buttons displayed. If the phone is positioned in landscape orientation, the recorded photos are sideways. It does not matter if I disable the alarm sou

  • (43)

    by Fred Gespers on 07/01/2015

    Looks like a great app, but why do they need my "destination email password" to have the app send me an email?

  • (43)

    by JJ Kumalo on 30/12/2014

    Needs 6 stars

  • (43)

    by Billy Billy on 27/12/2014

    Had it fixed on bedroom door, set highest sensitivity and clean lens. Walked in and out the room several times with no deployment. Thanks but no thanks...

  • (43)

    by Jessica Troncoso on 26/12/2014

    Watch carefully when you are "singing in"

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