Presence: Video security

Presence: Video security

By People Power Company

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2013-03-27
  • Current Version: 4.0.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 66.53 MB
  • Developer: People Power Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 3,037 Ratings


USA Today knows the FIRST thing you should do with an old smartphone. “Just download the free Presence app on your old iOS device, pair it with your new fancy iPhone, and voila! You now have a top-notch security camera and motion detector thanks to the fantastic video capabilities of your old gadget. You can use it to keep an eye on your home base in real time, and have it send you alerts when there's something fishy going on.” Presence is compatible with iOS 6 through iOS 11 and available on the web at Monitor with Presence! Get increased security and peace of mind. Presence makes a great webcam, baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, surveillance cam, or do-it-yourself security system. At home, in the kitchen, the garage, the nursery, in your office, or wherever – Presence lets you know what’s happening when you’re gone. Get motion detection video alerts, and even view what’s happening in real time. See something you want to save? Presence even lets you record video and take pictures while watching live. Alert with Presence! Enable Presence Motion Detection to receive free Presence Video Alerts – see and hear what happened just seconds ago if motion is detected by Presence. Get notified when an intruder is detected, when the kids arrive home safely, when the delivery company has dropped off a package, or whatever makes you feel more informed and secure. Control with Presence! Add Presence Security and experience the future of home security. Presence Security features door and window entry sensors, motion detectors, water sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, touch sensors and more, to keep you connected with the things that matter most. Control electric appliances remotely with the Presence and Monster™ smart plug combo. View and control your Presence camera remotely in 360-degrees with the Presence 360™ robotic iPhone stand, and monitor your home electric use with TED™ or Blue Line PowerCost™ systems. Check it out at Neighborhood Watch with Presence! Invite your trusted circle of family, friends, and neighbors to receive your alerts and help protect your home when you can't be there. This is how home security should be. Presence supports simultaneous viewers connecting to a single camera, so you and anyone you designate can watch the dog or the kids at the same time from two different devices and locations. Presence also transforms your smartphones into automatic Twitter cameras. Talk back with Presence! Presence features 2-way video calls on most devices, so you can communicate on demand from anywhere in the world with the pets and loved ones behind your Presence camera. They don't even need to answer the phone! Presence compatibility: - iPhone 3GS and newer - iPad 2 and newer - iPod Touch 4G and 5G - iOS versions 6.0 through iOS 11.x - Web at Presence smart home product compatibility: - Presence Security - GE A19 Smart LED Bulbs - Bluetooth Presence 360 robotic iPhone stand by People Power - KUBI robotic tablet stand by Revolv Robotics - Blue Line Innovations products - TED products from Energy Inc. Also available from Presence: Presence Pro Video - More cloud storage. More camera control. * 5 GB encrypted cloud * Faster recordings * Longer recordings * Camera alarm * Priority feedback * Clearer video streams * Additional Privacy $1.99 one week trial, $4.99 monthly, $49.99 annually --- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your itunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Pretty great unless you need it

    By julesagogo
    Nov 22: a cam stopped recording again. Recommend not relying on this app as a security system that can be trusted when you're away. Nov 20: video on all 5 cams stopped about 8 hours after I soft reset them. I emailed support and received a nearly instant reply that looked like it was written by overseas tech-support saying I would need to reset my devices to get them working again ("Have you tried turning it off and then on again?" IT Crowd). Soft reset them all again. Deleting/reinstalling the app was the next suggestion. Nov 17-19: no video recorded on 5 cams for 48 hours on windy days with plenty of action, then started recording again but many videos still in preview mode. Aug - Nov 16 2017: few cams drop out, some don't record obvious action or quit for blocks of time (see below). Longtime satisfied Pro user here until Feb 2017 when 200+ videos during an incident were blank and could not be played; no response from several tries to contact support. Setup email notifications for lack of motion detection. On 9/23/17 we noticed someone cut our string lights sometime between 7 am and 7 pm the day before; we tried to play video back to see who did it but it was missing between 4:30 pm and 11 am in a location with nearly constant motion and, of course, no email notification. Checked spam/trash. Emails for lack of motion detection that do arrive have 48 minutes added to the rule listed in the email (?) and I'm not receiving phone notifications I set up. Lately some older videos never get out of preview mode, and the cameras will fail to capture many large motions (cams are set to detect tiny).
  • First day, so far so good

    By Appreviews1
    I'm using an old iPhone 5 and testing it out before I subscribe to make sure everything works and keeps working.
  • Love this app!

    By Gingermae
    Using the old 4S works well only need for updates occasionally stops it from working. Give it a try free phone, free app, nothing to lose!
  • Not reliable

    By Thedarlashow
    Paid or free version --> When I first used the app years ago it worked great! I use 2 cameras and test them each time before I leave. The app is not catching motion quick enough. I have had items stolen from my place. Cameras failed multiple times. I'm looking at other options.
  • Best free security cam on the market

    By Duh it's me
    I use this app on an old iPhone to catch nosy roommates taking things from my room. I’ve also used it during breaks to keep my room monitored and safe. It does a good job at what it does, but does have some shortcomings. These are personal and may not represent how the software acts on all devices. 1. The feature which automatically turns on and off motion detection sometimes doesn’t turn off, so I end up having to go in and manually turn it off. I also have to delete videos it took of me because it didn’t turn off when I got home. 2. It is inconvenient you can’t make the GPS circle smaller. Sometimes when I leave my apartment, it turns off, then turns on again when I enter the highway because it’s relatively close. 3. Sometimes it seems like the settings are changed and I have to go back and change them...this could just be a bug or me being superstitious. Overall, it has caught my roommate’s redhanded and it’s funny because I still haven’t told them it’s there and they still sometimes lie about taking things... classic roommates.
  • Great app and its free

    By Salva234
    Great way to see how your family is doing even if your miles away, its great no one really knows is there and you get to see live whats going on when you are not home. And its free
  • Good

    By #Goodrev
    I love the app it is very useful but one of the problems is that I don't know how to make the recordings a amount of time I want. I have been trying to fix the fact that the camera is stopping at a random time of u could please fix this it would help a lot.
  • Intermittent

    By scotscottscottt
    Worked beautifully for a few days or so, and then the apps just stopped connecting. Not going to bother deleting/reinstalling. If that’s what’s required then count me out.
  • Exc app

    By L.-Wolf
    Works great
  • This app works great, simple to use

    By Karleeka
    I find Presence to be an excellent home surveillance app. It really works great and does the job of meeting my needs and giving me peace of mind. So super easy to set up and use whether you’re checking remotely from a desktop or off your smartphone. I enjoyed testing it out by purposely creating movement in the field of view and triggering notifications to my phone :P