3 Steps to Turn Your Old Smartphone into a Security Camera

February 22, 2016 | Views: 11416

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Do you have an old Smartphone laying around? Turn it into a security camera.


Follow these 3 steps:

  1. Download IP Webcam from PlayStore onto your device
  2. Launch the application and adjust the settings (this depends on what you want). Navigate to the bottom and click Start Server.
  3. Next, you’ll get an IP address from the application. You can simply type the address in your browser or you can download software on your PC (Webcam Watcher) to watch your security camera.

Webcam Watcher lets you watch up to 6 cameras at a time and there are many useful settings you can change in the program.

Finally, leave your mobile phone connected to a charger and maintain an Internet connection through WiFi or Mobile Data. You’ll have a view of what’s happening at your house while you’re at work or hanging out with friends.

Please note: I found this type of information several years ago on the web and wanted to share it with you.


Thanks and have fun!

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  1. whao……….fantastic.
    ***** you have your five stars.
    nice one…..Thumps up.

  2. Awesome information will be playing with this tonight!

  3. This is great thanks for this information.Now l can build my own security camera at home. But the mobile data cost is so so high in our region in Africa. Yet still thanks for the knowledge shared.

    • Thanks for your positive comment.
      Am from Mauritius not too far from your region and the mobile data is very high too.

      • That sucks that they charge you so much, what a bunch of crooks. Anyhow, I already had the software set up for my old phone (just for giggles I do stuff to learn) but hadn’t even thought of this usage. BRILLIANT hack my friend, thanks for the share 🙂

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