Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera
Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera

Convert your old android device into a security camera to monitor any place on local wifi network or on online server with the android app to implement extra security level.

You might not have so much money such as to afford the CCTV security cameras for your home, shop or any small business needs therefore your would like to have some cheap but still very good alternate security camera. Smartphones, most of the Android devices are having inside the functional camera groups that are made to deliver good quality images. You might have never thought that you could also use the camera of your Android devices to work as a security camera wireless, but that is possible in real. Here in this article we will tell you about the method with which you can transform your basic Android device that is having camera, into a functional security camera so as to monitor some place. Go through the article that is given below to know about the method.

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How to turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera

The method is quite simple and easy and you just need to follow simple guide discussed below and with that you can easily convert your android into a security camera. So follow up the steps below to proceed.

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Steps To turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera:

1. The very first thing that you will have to do is that you has to download and install the IP Webcam app from the android play store i.e Google Play Store. This is a great app that helps the users to stream the camera video from the android device to the network from where the registered users can easily watch the streamed live view from the camera. This app is available as two options one is totally free but with less features and the other is paid ($3.99) with some more features.

Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera
Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera

2. Now after installing this app on your android device just launch it and then from the settings of the app just set up the video preferences, effects and some other aspects of the video that you would see later on. Using the app itself you can also login and register to the Ivideon with which you can broadcast the view of the camera. You will has to register for this if you want to use your camera of android as security camera and want to view the camera video live anywhere.

Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera
Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera

3. After all that settings, you are now ready to start your video stream of the android device, just tap the Start Server button placed at the end of the app itself on the device. This will begin the device to capture live video around and then stream it back to the server. To view up the stream anywhere you just have to enter up the IP address that you will get on your android device and then paste it in the address bar of web browser on any other device. Just go to that address and you could see the live video stream from the camera of android online.

Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera
Turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera

4. At last you can now set up your Android device anywhere as a security camera by using up the tripod stands or any other way. The only thing that makes it not a great option for using the android device as a security camera is that you will have to charge up the android device every time it goes on nil battery.

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So this is all about How to turn an Old Android device into a Security Camera. Now if you are having any old camera smartphone that is either of no use to you then you can use it as the security camera to monitor any place while it’s your home or your small business. This method won’t require any modifications of the hardware of the smartphone and hence you can still use your Android device after all that.



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