This Free App Turns An iPhone, iPod, or iPad Into A Live Video Streaming, Motion Detecting Camera

Presence by People Power is a free iOS app that transforms an iPhone, iPod, or iPad into a home security video monitor. The camera can be activated manually or by utilizing the motion detecting software within the app. People Power, the company behind the app, sees the app as a great way of re-using old iOS devices. For example, if you just upgraded to an iPhone 5, use your old iPhone 4 as a security camera.

The app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd gen), iPod touch (4th gen), iPod touch (5th gen) and iPad.

App Store Link (Free)


  • Vito Savasta

    I have an iPod Touch (3rd Gen). How is the app compatible with it? Will the app cause a camera to magically sprout out of it?

    • Danno

      Good point, had to check that out as I was sure I remembered taking pics with my touch. Turns out I have a third and fourth gen touch. Isn’t it funny though that the 3rd gen does have a place for the camera. Guess they had to hold something back to sell the next gen.