The WardenCam app promises to turn any smartphone into a security camera. The app transmits real-time images of a home environment or room using internet data. The software can be useful for reusing old, non-functioning appliances, such as having a home surveillance service or even being an electronic babysitter for newborns, for example. The free tool is available for iPhone (iOS) and Android.
For the application to work, you need to have two devices: one to record the images and the other to serve as a monitor to watch transmission. I need to sign in with the same Google account on both devices to sync. Here's how to use WardenCam to turn your phone into a security camera.
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How to use WardenCam and turn your phone into a security camera Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc
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Step 1. Download WardenCam from dnetc and install the app on two phones. Open the app on both devices and, on one of them, select the Camera option; and in the other, choose Display. Then press Sign in with Google and enter the same Google account on both devices;
WardenCam needs to be installed on two cell phones to transmit images Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. Position the camera-registered device in the location to be watched;
WardenCam turns cell phone into security camera Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. On the set determined as Display, you will already be able to see the transmitted image. Touch the image to open it larger;
WardenCam transmits images from the "security camera" on a second cell phone Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 1. You can control your home device remotely using the mobile phone that is operating as a Display. To do this, use the commands in the lower menu. By tapping the Record button, you can record images and save the file to the cloud service. By activating the Detect Motion button, the app will record the image and send it to the cloud as soon as the camera records any movement in the environment;
WardenCam upload images to cloud Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. The night vision button lets you watch images even if the environment is dark, while Flash turns on the device's flashlight to illuminate the spot. The Talk option allows you to open communication with the monitored location. The Swap Camera icon reverses the camera between front and rear, and the Rotate Screen changes the image placement between horizontal and vertical;
Additional WardenCam Features Can Be Activated Remotely Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. By clicking on the cloud icon at the top of the screen you can view the recordings made by the app and automatically saved to the cloud service.
WardenCam shows the history of recordings made by mobile Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Ready. Take advantage of the tip to monitor an environment using your mobile phone as a security camera.
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