Your smartphones have entered a new level of technology.
The camera on smartphones have a main use for capturing photos and recording a video, and that’s what commonly what people know about. Unknowingly smartphone’s camera can be turned into a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) if you want, and this can be useful for an alternative house watch or surrounding watch within your living grounds.
Unlike CCTV that needs certain angle and place to put, smartphones can be put in many places with modification so it can stays hidden. And so how can this work out? Surely people need to tinker it a little before making use of their smartphones CCTV. It’s easier for a long term use if your smartphone is no longer to be used for daily.
Your Smartphones: How to turn them to a CCTV.
But first, for this to work you need at least two smartphones, it can be either an Android or iPhone. This is so that one can be used as a CCTV and the other as a monitor. Another thing to prepare is an adapter charger or a power bank to charge the phone’s battery, and if you choose a charger then keep in mind to put the phone close to an electric power source. After the external preparations are ready, now let’s dive into the internal ones.
You need to set a different Google account from your main one or use an old account in case there will be problems regarding your private information from using the CCTV. After your account is ready, download an app called Alfred Home Security Camera from Playstore or AppStore. Now all you have to do is log into the app with your Google account and choose the type you preferred in each smartphone.
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For the smartphone you want as a CCTV, choose ‘Camera’ in the menu of ‘I use this device as’ and then click ‘Get Started’. Reminder that this CCTV smartphone needs to keep on connecting to WiFi or any internet network for a live recording. After setting the CCTV smartphone, now log into the app from your other phone to use as a monitor, the difference is that you choose ‘Viewer’ in the same menu and click ‘Get Started’ like before.
When the viewer phone is connected to CCTV one then you can finally see what the CCTV captured on the other smartphone. Interestingly you can do certain far distant control to the CCTV phone from it. What you can control from afar are such as changing the view into portrait or landscape, flipping the camera between front and back, turning on the LED flash, and turning on the night mode.
If you are away from your viewer phone, you can do a watch directly from the website at https://alfred.camera/webapp by logging with your Google account and it’ll appear the same with how your viewer phone capture, it allows you to do far distant controlling either!