If you are looking for a simple way to ind a good use of your old device, then we have some technique to use your device without any effort or much time, just turn your smartphone in to CCTV camera.
It is useful and beneficial to you, instead of buying CCTV camera you can easily turn your smartphone into CCTV camera and it is not so costly.
For this you need old smartphone, WiFi connection for recording and charger, so recording will not stop during recording. So check out the steps to turn your smartphone into CCTV camera.
First install AtHome Video Streamer- Monitor (Android or iOS) on your old smartphone. This handset will be used for streaming the camera feed.
Launch the apps on the camera and the viewing phone. As soon as it goes online, the AtHome Video Streamer will generate a unique Connection ID (CID) with a username and password.
You can enter this information on the phone you’ll use to monitor the feed. Or you could just scan the QR code like we did, which saves a fair bit of time.
For iOS device user need to launch the ATHome Monitor app and then add your account details, ciick to add and generate a QR code and start your app. Scan the code and your CCTV streamer and receiver are up and running.
If you want to access the CCTV stream on your desktop in Windows, then just download and install the AtHome Camera desktop client.
If your device has a webcam then it can scan the QR code just like in step 3; otherwise you’ll need to create a username in step 2 and log-in that way instead.
The app is packed with features such as scheduled recording, and two-way talk. You can switch between the front and rear camera and enable the LED flash remotely.
More importantly, you can record the stream or take a snapshot. The video is stored in SD quality MP4 format. That is much better than what majority of CCTVs can pull off.
If user will using this app then user has to use WiFi instead of Cellular data and it used 64 MB in 10 minutes only. The app can detect motion and notify you about it, you don’t need to record the data or transmit it non-stop.
Every feature of this app works well without any upgradation. But the only paid feature that you might want is the cloud service that allows you to backup the stream on company’s servers, which is optional.