Repurpose Your Old Android Device As a Security Camera!

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    Ok good to know.

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    Too many programs out there named Alfred. Mainly for ios. My guess Google pulled it due to conflict with ios Alfred app which is totally different program by different company.
    But damn this app is great. I now have two phones monitoring outside of the house from both sides.
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    per the Alfred team.
     
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    Good news, and i like the idea about using for outside surveillance, makes perfect sense, as we're without young kids at the house anymore, I was at a lack of a place to put a nanny cam, the only place I figured was a cam to make sure the cleaning lady doesn't get into the goodie stash ;)

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    I know this is an older thread, and I don't normally resurrect old threads. But I am trying out the process of setting up an old phone as a security camera. The Alfred app seems to have some positive reviews since the debacle in 2016, and is highly rated by CNET. Anyone have any experience with the Alfred app, or setting up an old phone as a security camera?

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    Oddly, I was just wondering this a few weeks ago. I remembered that there was a thread (this one) a few years back, but didn't recall the app name.
    Eye will be eyeing this thread too..

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    Yep, the Alfred app had some bad press a few years ago. I have it installed on both phones and tested that it works. Lots of ads. If I keep it I will definitely pay for the ad free version. I haven't had time to really dig into all the settings yet. I'm also going to research some of the other apps that CNET recommends for this purpose. I worry about my recordings staying private, unless I chose to share. But then again.....don't we worry about that with EVERYONE these days (Google, Apple, Facebook, etc.)? So maybe Alfred got a bad rap?

    I will keep updating as I progress through the process. But the initial setup is extremely simple. I bought a 6' charging cable for my old Z Force and a phone tripod on Amazon. Install the app on both phones, pick the "camera" and the "viewer" and it's up and running. A home security camera for $14, not too shabby (Amazon - the tripod and long USB-C cable).

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    I stopped using phones as cams when security cams became $20 or less. I have 5 yi home cams setup inside the house monitoring outside perimeter.
     
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    I decided to scrap the project for now. That app has too many ads to be every day useful. And it looks like you can do a $2.99 a month subscription to try it. But when you go to subscribe it's a $29.99 yearly subscription. Too much for me personally, for something I will not use every day. I'm going to look into other apps and even small wifi security cameras on Amazon.

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    Just make sure that cam has local storage like sd card so you don't have to subscribe to cloud service.
     
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