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The Presence iOS app makes home security smart (pictures)

The free iOS-only Presence app turns your old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera.

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Presence is a free iOS app.

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It's optimized for iPhone 5, and needs iOS 6.1 or newer and works with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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I downloaded the Presence app on an iPad Mini and set it as my "camera."

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From there, you can make all sorts of custom adjustments, including the sensitivity of the motion sensors, whether or not the built-in flashlight is on or off for night vision, and more.

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Then you can view live streaming on your second iOS device.

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Presence is very similar to the Manything iOS app.

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Although unlike Manything, it doesn't have its own IFTTT channel.

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Presence does appear to have more direct product integrations, though.

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It can work alongside Presence and Monster smart plugs, and TED and Blue Line PowerCost systems.

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Presence also has its own "online store" where it sells stands and other third-party accessories.

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