One of the best options for turning an old i OS device into a security camera is an application called Manything (a mash-up of monitor anything).
With Manything, you can set up motion alerts, choose between a video or stills-only mode, and even integrate with IFTTT for virtually endless ways to configure your security camera. Despite so many options to choose from, one of the best security camera applications available is IP Webcam.
If you've recently upgraded phones and you aren't sure what to do with your old one, you might want to consider turning it into a security 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.
Most apps offer up much of the same features, such as local streaming, cloud streaming, recording and storing footage locally or remotely, and motion detection and alerts.
Once you're set up, you will be able to monitor your living space and control your security camera from anywhere, straight from your phone.
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Before going too far let’s define what we mean by “webcam video surveillance system”. Webcams don’t offer any of those features out-of-the-box; they are “dumb” cameras that connect to a PC (typically) and generate video when instructed. Software like Vitamin D is an example of the former.
So there are some pros and cons, and we’ll do an in-depth review of some of these software options in another post.