To start using your old Android phone or tablet as a security camera, you’ll need to download an app such as IP Webcam or ManyThing. Today we’re using Alfred Home Security Camera as our example as it is a simple and robust option for this sort of setup.
Once you’ve downloaded the Alfred Home Security Camera app from the Google Play Store, you’ll need to sign up or sign in. Once you’ve signed up or signed in, the app may ask you to choose a reason to use the Alfred Camera app. This step should not impact the app’s working, so feel free to skip it.
Next, to be able to view the live security feed from the old Android phone you are using as a security camera, you will need another device. This second device can be an Android or iOS device, and you can download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, depending on your device.
To set up another device as a viewer, you can log in to Alfred using the same account as earlier or tap the “Scan to Link Viewer Device” at the bottom of the sign-up page. The latter opens a QR code scanner. Using the old Android device you wish to use as a security camera, tap “Or pair up by QR code.”