How to use my mobile as a security camera? - Very easy

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Security today is one of the most important things, both physically and on the web. That's why the people in charge of creating technology are always looking for better ways of protection. One of these, very curious and useful, is use my cellphone as a security camera.

Even having access to a camera phone even allows you to turn your Android mobile into a night vision camera, if that's not enough.

As you read, there are applications, created by those who are obviously geniuses, to be able to recycle your old phone and turn it into a security camera, which can go anywhere, and be positioned without being noticed by anyone.



Recycling is living

Recycling things or objects is one very useful practice, as it not only prevents excessive contamination, but also gives a new use to things that may have had an emotional value.

A useful type of recycling is that of Smartphones and that is that now, in this new world, there are ways in which your phone, when you change it, does not remain as a paperweight in the house, but rather as a a security camera that adds protection to the home.

First of all, you need an APP to do the task, and there isn't one, there are many with this feature of using my mobile as a security camera as much as there is evidence of applications creating the portrait mode effect with android camera.

The APP chosen to lead by example is perhaps one of the best, it's called Manything, and has a version available for both Android and iOS (most of these applications always have its two versions).



 

Use my mobile as a security camera with Manything in 10 minutes

Manything is a great application and offers what most applications of this type do, local and cloud streaming, video recording and storage (with two modes, local and remote), motion detection, among others.

So, in this sense, it can also represent an alternative to connecting a sports camera to a PC for streaming at any time.

This is how complete this application is, which allows you to keep an eye on your home from your phone, no matter where you are. È free to download and includes a free plan that gives you a camera and free recordings as well.

To install it correctly (in this case the iOS version), the first thing to do is to download the application both on the older phone, which will be the camera, and on the new one.

Then go to the old device and open " Settings ", Disable" Automatic block ». So you have to " Sign Up »In Manithing with your email or Facebook.

In the application you will have the possibility to choose which device will do what. Select "Camera mode" with the old phone and " Viewer mode »   with the new device for personal use.

Press a red button that will appear on the old device or camera, and a «Streaming List» will appear from the new one. You can also watch the broadcast from your computer on the Manything.com page.


So it must seem like using my mobile as a security camera is very easy, and your intuition is very good, it's really simple and it works perfectly.


 

Some applications to have more options

There are many applications that compete in this market, but the best stand out above all for the quality of their streaming and their extra functions, there are some such as:


My webcam

One of the best on the market for Windows Phone, optimal streaming quality and compatible with Windows 10. The only detail is that you must have a RAM of 512MB or more to use it.

The house

Both for Android and iOS, complete is the best word to describe it, you can change the recording time and set when you want it to end automatically, also it comes with motion detection.


Alfred

Easy to use and understand, for anyone, you can configure the transmission quality as well as the transmission quality. You can also visit your previous registration records for at least 14 days. Using my cell phone as a security camera is a reality, that if used well it will give us the necessary protection. Beware thieves of the world, your nemesis is here.

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