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How to Turn Your Phone into a Security Camera

HOW TO: TURN YOUR OLD PHONE INTO A SECURITY CAMERA Old phones have a low resale value, so instead of locking it up into a cupboard, give it a new lease of life by turning it into a security camera. Security is essential in any home, but having a full security system can be very expensive. Even phones that have aesthetic damage, such as a cracked screen, will still work very well as a free security camera. Use your phone to check on pets, monitor babies as they sleep, or even alert you to deliveries. YOU WILL NEED: An old smartphone or tablet A charger cable for the device Your preferred app device that connects to the internet or 3G/4G network. APPS: Apps that can turn your smartphone into a camera: IP Webcam Pro (£2.38) TinyCam Monitor Pro (£2.53) I Skype (Free) Manything (iOS only) (Free - Priced plans available) I Web of Cam (Free) STEP BY STEP GUIDE: Download your app of choice from the Play or iTunes store. With some apps, you will need a Google account. All of these apps work on Android and iOS devices apart from Manything. Follow instructions to make sure your app is installed so 2 the phone can film while on standby/have a blank screen. When setting up your security cam, make sure your phone is always charged. Old phones usually have reduced battery life and having the camera run constantly will drain your power. Find an appropriate spot in your home, where your camera 4 will be able to stand upright, and where the camera has a good range (such as on a high shelf). Using most of these apps, you will be able to access your account from another internet connected device, which means you can check your home from anywhere. If you are using an iPhone, you can use the LED flashlight on the back of the phone as a light source so you can still capture film in the dark. Sources: PRESENTED BY security-camera-104346.html easyfit garage doors security-camera/

How to Turn Your Phone into a Security Camera

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A guide on how to turn your old smartphone into a security camera for your home using a series of apps.



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