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New Uses for Old Smartphones

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old-smartphones-blogGenerally speaking, most smartphone users upgrade their device every 12 to 18 months. This makes older smartphones somewhat obsolete in the minds of very devoted techies. While selling an old smartphone can be good for gathering a quick source of extra cash, the product can also be reused to provide a further security investment in your future. Smartphones that are no longer needed for communication purposes can actually be put to good use in your life right now, doubling up as security camera and other helpful everyday tools.

Here are a few ways you can put your old smartphone to good use for security purposes:

  • Security Camera. An old iPhone can actually turn into a potent security advantage for your home. There are certain apps that allow 24/7 video monitoring via a smart phone or tablet. This app can feed the video from the old smartphone to the new smartphone, allowing homeowners to monitor their home while they are at work or on vacation. Cameras need to be connected to WiFi for this process to work.
  • A Second Security Screen. A new smartphone often takes the burden of emails, messages, and work-related appointment reminders. This makes having a second screen important, especially if a busy individual wants to check on their home periodically. A second smartphone that is connected to a home security system can be set aside on one's desk to keep tabs on the home without interfering with more important tasks.
  • Tracking System. Make an old smartphone a security tracking system to keep track of who comes in and comes out of the home. Some apps allow users to see when someone opens the front or back doors and when they're closed, giving the user an idea of what is going on during the day. An old smartphone can be used solely for this support.

Tracking System. Make an old smartphone a security tracking system to keep track of who comes in and comes out of the home. Some apps allow users to see when someone opens the front or back doors and when they're closed, giving the user an idea of what is going on during the day. An old smartphone can be used solely for this support.

SOURCES:

http://7online.com/technology/new-uses-for-old-smartphones/341724/

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