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AirBeam app review: live HD video surveillance and motion detection

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Introduction

AirBeam transforms any of your iOS devices into fully functional surveillance systems that can stream live HD-quality video with clear audio. It allows you to watch and record live streams from other AirBeam-enabled iDevices, Mac desktops, and even on a web browser. Developed by Appologics UG, this is a universal app and will work perfectly on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

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AirBeam - Live HD video surveillance and motion detection

$3.99

Best Live HD Video Surveillance System

Do you have an old iPhone or iPod with integrated camera and microphone? Don’t discard them just yet because you can use these devices as portable surveillance systems. All you need to do is to install the AirBeam app in your old Apple devices to turn them into surveillance cameras. You can then install the app in your primary iOS devices and use them as remote monitoring systems.

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As a premium universal app, you can buy AirBeam just once and use it on any number of iOS devices you own. The good news is that the app does not require complicated setup. After completing the installation, AirBeam automatically detects all enabled devices within the same WiFi network.

Select a device that will serve as a surveillance camera. Position it safely in any area you want to monitor. Then tap the camera icon in AirBeam to start broadcasting.

You can now turn on the monitoring system on your primary device. Load AirBeam and tap the monitor icon. Live video with audio will be streamed directly on your screen. The app supports multi-screen display if you have set up multiple cameras.

To protect your video broadcasts from unauthorized access, you can create passwords for both the surveillance cameras and monitoring devices. You can also configure the system to broadcast the live feed on the Internet so you can monitor the cameras on any browser.

Best Features of AirBeam

AirBeam offers high-resolution video feeds of up to 720p in 30 frames per second. It can stream CD-quality 16-bit audio and supports low latency encoding to ensure superior transmissions. The app allows you to fully control the camera systems from your monitoring devices. It supports camera zooming and panning, remote video recording, motion detection, and Torch activation. 
 
AirBeam’s monitor offers a wide range of easy to use controls including one-touch recording, swipe delete, live video transfers, and landscape viewing mode.
 
The app offers excellent security features to prevent illegal access to your surveillance systems. It allows you to protect the cameras and monitors with unique passwords. It also blocks incoming traffic from external networks to make sure that your cameras can remain in a closed system. 
 
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AirBeam - Live HD video surveillance and motion detection

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to set up with simple control features
  • Offers HD-quality video feeds with clear audio
  • Supports remote video recording
  • Offers motion and audio detection
  • Allows live transfer of video feeds
  • Supports web-based live broadcasts

 

Cons

  • Does not support Bluetooth connectivity
  • Too expensive to maintain when broadcasting via 3G

Final Thoughts

AirBeam offers a viable and cheaper alternative to closed circuit surveillance systems. It takes advantage of the cutting-edge multimedia features of Apple devices to deliver HD-quality live video feeds. If you are looking for an easier way to set up a personal surveillance system, then this is a must-have app for you. 

 

 

AirBeam - Live HD video surveillance and motion detection

$3.99
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