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Free video chat for older

The software could be set to notice if someone sits down on the couch and communicate with home automation systems to turn on the lights or turn up the heat in the room, for example.

So his company is now offering software that will turn those gadgets—including old leftover ones— into networked security cameras.“As the years go on and hardware capabilities become similar, software is going to be the key differentiator,” says Cohen.

Recruiting people’s current gadgets isn’t so much to promote a homebrew spirit as to free Perch to focus on its software, which promises lag-free video feeds, real-time video chat, and image analysis that can tell what is happening in the home beyond simple motion detection.

Similar to how Skype is bundled with select TVs, the service is also included with some Blu-ray players.

A small number of Blu-ray players from companies like Sony and Panasonic are certified as Skype-ready; however, you will still be required to purchase a compatible TV camera.

While this method can be useful for people who don't own a smart TV, when it's all said and done you could be looking at a bill that exceeds $400.

Not to mention that the number of Skype-ready Blu-ray players is rather limited, especially if you're looking for a 2013 model.

A humorous example the company provides in a promo video is of the kids and dog running around the living room.