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Motion Detector Cam Free app review



Have you ever wondered what happens in your room when you're asleep? Perhaps you want to find out if it's a squirrel or raccoon keeping you up at night? Motion Detector Cam Free is an app that will turn your iPhone or iPad into a motion-detecting camera.

Essentially, this app detects motion and takes photographs consecutively so as to inform you of the events unfolding in front of your iOS device.

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Motion Detector Cam Free


Complete Monitoring System

You'll find Motion Detector Cam Free in the Photo & Video section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge, and it only takes up 6.1 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. This is a good thing because you will need all that extra space for the photos that will be clicked each time there is some movement recorded in your iOS device's field of “vision."

It should go without saying that in order to use this app, you'll need to place your iPhone or iPad on a holder or surface which can hold the device stationary. If your device is shaking, this app is basically useless. It is also recommended that your device be plugged in because this app does take up a lot of battery since it requires that the camera be working for prolonged periods of time.

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Facebook Integration & Desktop Accessibility

This app not only takes photos of strange motions detected but it also adds functionality to the app, as you can view the live stream of your location from your desktop using an Internet browser, or have the app automatically upload any photos taken to Facebook. If you set up the default privacy setting to “Only Me,” you'll receive notifications wherever you are.

You'll be pleased to know that there are built-in timers that come with this app, which enable users to pre-define timings for when they would like to enable or disable the motion detection. Front as well as rear cameras are supported, and users can also use either portrait or landscape mode. Photos taken will be in the 640x480 resolution.

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Motion Detector Cam Free


Pros & Cons


  • Receive on your desktop a live feed of any place you wish to visually monitor
  • Set up timers that allow you to choose when the motion detector will be up and running
  • 680x480 photos, saved to Camera Roll or alternatively uploaded to your Facebook wall as a post that is visible only to you
  • Landscape as well as portrait modes are supported, as are the front and rear cameras
  • Go into stealth mode by dimming down the brightness of the app to a completely dark screen which also conserves battery to boot


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

Motion Detector Cam Free is a must-have app which utilizes a unique algorithm to enable you to monitor any room or outdoor location for signs of activity. Grab this on your iPhone or iPad if you're in the market for an app like this one.

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.