My Guard

My Guard

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • Simple yet free security system
  • Different security levels
  • Notifications
Cons
  • Layout
  • Needs more features
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"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.

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Developer's original description available here
While you are alone, asleep or out, turn your phone into to a motion detector, 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

How?
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.

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Comments and ratings for My Guard
  • (74)

    by Brian Gallagher on 09/04/2014

    Best app ever created. Literally just saved my LIFE!!

  • (74)

    by HEATHER RENA' on 21/02/2014

    Works

  • (74)

    by MD NAHID HASAN on 11/02/2014

    Best

  • (74)

    by George Lowell on 25/12/2013

    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

  • (74)

    by jun reyes on 23/08/2013

    Awesome! Though it could still be improved and or enhanced. A great application! ^_^

  • (74)

    by Thomas Perkins on 30/04/2013

    Advertising

  • (74)

    by A Google User on 22/11/2012

    Does what it says it is suppose to do