10 no-cost home security mobile apps worth a download

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The App Store and Google Play stores are awash in home security apps. How do you choose?

Some of the features you should look for are the "ability to save CCTV footage to your mobile device, view live CCTV footage through your mobile device, store recordings on your cloud, control your security system from your mobile device and activate a 'call to action'," says James McCann of JMC Technologies, a UK-based supplier of CCTV equipment. In addition, all of the best apps offer instant notification whenever unusual activity is detected, says McCann.

McCann has rounded up 10 of the best mobile home security apps for iOS and Android — all free to download and all worth a try. These apps come recommended by industry experts and have (mostly) positive reviews on their respective app stores, says McCann. And he personally vouches for every last one of them.

This graphic will help you find the right home security app for you.

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