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You might be on vacation but that doesn't mean your valuables at home should be travelling too.
Salient Eye turns a spare android iPhone or iPad into a motion detection camera.
Put it in the room you want to monitor and plug in to power so the battery lasts while you're away.
If it detects motion, you'll get an alert on your main phone and photos of the incident.
For a more robust solution, the $200 Nest Cam Outdoor is weatherproof and records high definition.
It comes with three hours of free cloud storage.
But be aware that you won't get an alert every time an activity is detected.
Control lots and other appliances remotely from your phone with a smart cloud like the $35 Belkin Wemo Mini.
Finally, avoid posting about your travel on social media until you're back home.
Thieves can target updates that tag locations especially if your profile is public.
In San Francisco I'm Lexy Savvides, cnet.com for CBS News.