How To Turn Your Android Phone Or Tablet Into A CCTV Camera
CCTV camera is mostly used by organizations, businesses, and banks. For some homes the use of CCTV camera is still rare. CCTV camera is also used to test the happenings in your surroundings. For example, tracking, safeguarding and maintaining tract of your home and office activities is used. It’s also uncommon for most phones to have an inbuilt CCTV camera connected to it, allowing you to keep track of your home and workplace.
I will however instruct you in this article on how to turn your Android smartphone into a CCTV device. First of all, I would advise you to use an old phone that you don’t use often.
How to turn your Android phone into a camera for CCTV.
1. You need a security app that runs on your new and old smart phone
First, you need a security app running on both your old and new phone. A significant number of such applications provide downloading, local viewing, and recording. A few apps could control your activities and keep track of them. These apps include Afreds, Appearance, Athome camera, A number, etc.
I will use one unique app, however, which is called the Afred app.
Afred app is user friendly, it records, monitors, live stream remote view, warning motion detection and free cloud storage. Afred app comes in two categories: the free version and the premium edition. The simple app performs the above-mentioned functions while the premium has advanced features such as zooming capabilities, eliminating ads, saving the cloud for 30 days.
How to Make Afred Camera Available.
First, you need to add the camera to Afred. It is downloadable below.
Second, there is. Swipe through the presentation on the new phone, and tap start. Choose the viewer, and tap next
Third, turn on both your camera device, your old android phone, and your display monitor, your new android phone.
Fourthly, click Google Sign In. You will sign in with your Google Account here. Repeat the process again on your old phone
You can view and select camera in this place too. And make sure that you sign in to the same account Google has.
When you have both phones signed in to Afred, the setup is pretty much done. Afred has streamlined the camera choices to include just a handful of settings. You can only allow motion detection on iOS, switch between front and rear cameras and allow or deactivate audio. If you’re using an Android smartphone, you’ve got those options and you can also allow continuous focus, automatically restart Alfred when the phone reboots, set a resolution, and lock the pass.
2. Hang your old phone to a place that suits you.
You can set it up in any location you want at this spot. You can hang it, for example, at the main entrance to your house , office or backyard
3. To a steady power source, plug your camera device.
You are required to connect your device to a steady source of power during this step. Make sure that your old android phone is fully charged and that your phone or laptop is not allowed to go to sleep or else it will stop working immediately.
That is the whole thing. You’ve now switched your Android phone to a CCTV camera following these procedures.
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