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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Convert an old Android Device into a sophisticated Home Security Camera and Motion Detector

SalientEyeYou can convert an old Android device into a home security camera and motion detector with the SalientEye Home Security Alarm. Even an old Amazon Kindle Fire 7 can work well to protect your home.

Don’t have an old the Amazon Kindle Fire 7? You can purchase a new one for $49.99 at That’s much cheaper than a normal security camera and it works better than any other $50 security camera besides!

Other, more expensive, Fire tablets are available from Amazon but you won’t need any of them if your sole purpose is to add a video monitor to your home. The $49.99 model will do everything you want for that purpose.

You will need to have wi-fi networking in your home to make it all work.

You can download the FREE SalientEye Home Security Alarm app at

bookstandYou will need some sort of stand to hold the tablet in a vertical position to let it monitor a room. There are probably a thousand ways to do that. Perhaps the easiest way is to purchase a book stand, often called a cookbook stand, at Wal-Mart or Bed Bath and Beyond or most any other department store or bookstore. Inexpensive book stands often sell for less than $10.


Categories: Hardware, Offline Privacy & Security

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