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Manything app allows Apple users to turn old devices into security cameras

Want to turn your iPhone into a home security camera? There's an app for that.

Want to turn your iPhone into a home security camera? There’s an app for that.

Cloud-based video monitoring service Manything has relaunched a somewhat creepy app that lets Apple users turn their unused iPhones, iPods and iPads into remote controlled live stream cameras, complete with motion alerts. Users can also remotely switch off the power and control audio and the device’s flashlight tool.

Cameras can be controlled by the app or from Manything’s website.

Manything says its product is a cheaper alternative to pricey security hardware that could put $14 billion worth of old, unused iPhones to use. The app is currently free, though the company plans on launching a monthly subscription plan next year.

Manything users record more than 2-1/2 years of video per day, and are growing at a rate of 45% per month, the UK-based company said.

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