Turn Your Old Phone Into a Security Camera


Turn your phone into a security camera: Do you have an old smartphone? So instead of locking it up in a cupboard, give it a new life by turning it into a security camera? Still confused? Don't worry I will walk you through the complete procedure how to do it.

Actually, old phones have a low resale value so using it for security purpose would be a great idea. Use your phone to check on pets, monitor babies as they sleep or even alert your deliveries. Even phones that have aesthetic damage, such as a cracked screen, it will still work very well as a free security camera.

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  •  An Old Smartphone, Tablet, device that connects to the internet or WiFi network.
  • A charger cable for the device.
  • Your Preferred app.

Apps that can turn your smartphone into a camera are: 

  • IP Webcam Pro 
  • TinyCam Monitor Pro
  • Skype (Free)
  • Manything but it only works for iOS, free and paid plans are available. 
  • Web of Cam

Follow these steps:

  1. Download your app of choice from the Play Store or App Store. With some, you will need a Google Account. All of these apps work on Android and iOS devices Except Manything.
  2. Follow the instructions to make sure your app is installed so the phone can film while on standby/have a black screen.
  3. When setting up your security cam, make sure your phone is charged. Old phones usually have low battery life and using the camera will drain the power.
  4. Find an appropriate spot where you want to have your security camera. Make sure the place is in good brightness and cover the arena.
  5. Using these apps, you will be able to access your account from another internet-connected device, which means you can check your home from anywhere.
  6. If you're using a smartphone which supports flash. Then you can use the LED flashlight on the back of the phone as a light source so you film in the dark.

Congratulations you have made a security camera on your own. Feeling Smart huh!! 😀

I hope you learnt something new today.

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