Many people in Europe have an old Android mobile that they no longer use. When you own a mobile that you no longer use, several options are available to you, such as selling it. Although there are people who don’t want to sell it, rather they seek to give it a new use, something that companies like Samsung are also looking to promote. One of those uses is to turn it into a security camera.
We can convert our old Android mobile to other devices through some apps. We have already done this with a GPS locator for the car, but we can also turn it into a security camera to use in our house. There are three applications for this.
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Alfred surveillance camera
Alfred is probably one of the best known apps for converting your old Android phone in a security camera. It is an application that gives us all the functions we need in a camera for monitoring our home, besides being very easy to configure (it only takes a few minutes). The functions that this application provides us are:
- Live broadcast 34/7.
- Intrusion alerts (if something is detected with the camera, you will receive an alert).
- Low light filter to see when it’s dark.
- Walkie-talkie: allows you to interact with the house.
- Planning and reminders.
- Record videos to the cloud.
You will need to install the app on your current mobile and the one you want to use as a camera. On the other mobile you will see the image that the old mobile records at any time, in addition to receiving alerts (both as a notification and an email) when motion is detected. Alfred is a simple application to turn your mobile into a security camera.
Downloading the app is free, although there are a lot of advertisements inside. If you want to remove ads and be able to record in HD as well, you’ll need to use the premium version, which has an annual plan for just $ 2.49 per month.
AtHome camera: home security
AtHome is another app that will turn your old Android mobile into a security camera for your home. This application has functions similar to the previous one, to ensure good surveillance in your home. We can record all day, even at night, thanks to its special night mode, as well as detect intruders thanks to its facial recognition technology. If motion is detected, the app will issue alerts to the phone.
It also has a microphone, so that we can communicate with that room in which the mobile is recording. The recording made on the old Android mobile can be viewed from another phone, but also from the computer. In addition, the app promises great privacy, as all connections between your phone and the streaming are encrypted.
The application can be downloaded for free on Android. Inside there is a large number of advertisements, which we can eliminate with its paid version, which also gives us access to additional functions.
The third app we can use in th is case is Haven, which can turn our old Android mobile into a security camera. This application take advantage of device sensors
The application allows us choose the mobile camera we want to use, to get the most out of it. It also allows us to set timers, to record certain moments if we want. In its configuration, it allows to configure a large number of options to use it in the best possible way.
Haven is an app that we can download for free on Android. Also, there are no purchases or advertisements of any kind inside.
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