iPhone and iPod touch users have a new tool today, with the introduction of a software/service combination that lets us use the device as a remote video surveillance system.

Mobiscope for iPhone lets users set-up their home computers as video surveillance systems, allowing them to watch footage captured using the computer on their iPhone – ideal if you want to keep an eye on your home or office, or even to keep track of your children around the home.

The computer software supports motion detection, so your webcam will start sending you images the moment movement is detected. iPhone users can view up to four cameras or switch between them to get a zoomed-in view. The service (which costs $29.95) also offers secure access to recordings and data encryption.

Mobiscope is already available for BlackBerry, Symbian and Java phones. "We hope Mobiscope will become the in-pocket tool for anyone from mid-level executives to single mothers, from reporters to accident witnesses" said Igor Vasiliev, head of development.



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