While useful, this app required you to schedule when to record in advance, resulting in you possibly missing the footage you intended to record (assuming your scheduling wasn't as on-point as you wished).Now I'll be showing you another way to use your Android device as a security camera, only this time you'll be able to view it as a live stream from within any web browser—on your phone or computer.
Hopefully we get an update that includes some more options.
Receive automatic email alerts when your camera fails to capture images.
There is a lite version available completely free of charge, but you will need to purchase the Pro version of the app for .99 to unlock all features.
IP Webcam broadcasts both locally and over the cloud using a service called Ivideon, so you can view your stream, live, from anywhere.
This will allow you to share imagery directly to your news feed.
To proceed, click the sign in button below and then authorize accordingly.An additional feature, which is pretty cool, is the "Flashlight" toggle that allows you to remotely enable your device's torch in case it gets dark.The quality isn't always the best and you may suffer from some occasional lag, but the app is free and simple to use, so it's hard to complain.To setup your Android phone as a security camera: After you have the stream up and running, you will need to setup and position the camera.You may want it facing the main entry point to your home, your backyard, where you store valuables or a point you think might be particularly vulnerable. If you have multiple old phones lying around, you can setup multiple cameras for fairly robust video coverage.Streaming video is very power-intensive, and the phone will be on 24/7.