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Need an Easy Security Monitor? (Hint: Got an iPad?)

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The number of iPad owners continues to grow. By 2018, it is projected that there will be 80.9 million iPad users.

If you own an iPad, chances are that you use your device for a variety of purposes. But have you ever considered the idea of using your iPad as a security monitor?

Your entertainment device can be turned into a security monitor with an app!

Interested in using your iPad to its fullest potential? If so, keep reading to learn about how to turn your iPad into a security monitor.

3 Benefits of Device Re-purposing

Looking to upgrade your existing iPad? If so, instead of selling or trading it, re-purpose it!

You can easily turn your iPad into a security monitor. Here are 3 benefits of device re-purposing.

1. Keep Money in Your Wallet

Re-purposing your iPad is cost effective. Reusing a device means that you don’t have to pay for equipment.

You don’t have to dish out money for expensive cameras or installation costs.

In most cases, the only re-purposing cost is the cost of the monitoring app. If you’re all about saving money without cutting corners, re-purpose!

2. Risk of a Data Compromise

Each year, thousands of Apple devices are traded or re-sold. But, many people fail to restore devices back to factory settings.

This puts your data at risk of being compromised. You don’t want a stranger having access to your contacts or pictures!

By keeping your devices in your own hands, this risk is entirely mitigated.

3. Reduce E-Waste

E-waste is a growing problem. The U.S. produces 9.4 million tons of electronic waste each year.

Reduce your environmental footprint by reusing your devices.

By re-purposing your iPad, you are keeping an electronic device out of a landfill!

How to Transform Your iPad Into a Security Monitor

For an effective security monitoring system, you will need two devices. One device will be the camera. The other device will be the monitor.

To get the most out of your monitoring device, consider purchasing a tablet stand.

Here’s how you can reuse your iPad and other Apple OS devices

Download a Security Monitoring App

There are several security monitoring apps that can be downloaded from the Apple Store.

A high-quality app is called Presence.


This app offers easy security monitoring.

Presence provides a motion detection feature. This means you don’t have to monitor the feed around the clock.

The app works on the iPad 2 and all newer versions. It is also compatible for the iPod Touch 5th generation and newer as well as the iPhone 3GS and newer.

To use this app, you will need:

  • Reliable Wi-Fi connection
  • Constant power source
  • Functioning camera on the camera device

Other Apps

Other security monitoring apps include:

  • Milestone
  • Optica
  • Smartvue
  • Vivotek

An Effective Stand for Your iPad Security Device

Ready to turn your iPad into a low-cost security monitoring system? If so, you’ll want a stand for your monitoring device!

At Freeform Made, we are iPad stand experts. We craft high-quality wooden frames that will protect and properly display your device.

Want to purchase a stand? Send us an email!