Haven’t got a security camera to watch your sleeping new born baby? or you need to supervise toddler playing at your backyard while do your cooking? Why don’t just turn your old android phone into CCTV camera system.
There are many apps on Google play store available that can easily transform your android built in camera into CCTV camera, one of them is IP Webcam. This free app is browser-based viewer, so the other devices as monitor simply need to enter the address provided on their browser and you are good to go.
IP Webcam has been downladed 10 million times and got 4,2 stars average on Google Play Store.
To turn your android into CCTV camera you need to fulfill requirements below;
- One android phone as the camera and then install IP Webcam from Google Play Store.
- One or more device as viewer monitor (other Android phone, IOS, PC/laptop or Mac).
- Same local Wi-Fi network between your android and other viewer devices. You can easily turn your android portable hotspot and connect your laptop/smartphone, or vice versa.
- Wall or desk phone mount to attach your phone on your desired place (optional).
Here step by step to do it;
Step1. Open your IP Webcam, scroll down home interface and select Start Server
Step2. Your phone camera will capture and start streaming
Step3. Open your browser on viewer phone device then enter the ip address and port provided
No set up needed. The default port is 8080, you can change it as you like. It is recommended to set the password for better protection from ungranted device to access your webcam.
Using IP Webcam you can easily turn your android device into your CCTV, saving your money instead buying new camera. Now you can relax and enjoy your cooking while watching your sleeping baby.