Port: If you have an old phone in good condition, you can easily use it by turning it into a security camera.
With the help of an application by Edward Snowden, it is extremely simple. See how.
Your phone already has the data of a "real" security camera, ie a flashlight and an Internet connection. You could do something similar with a phone Android for years, but there is a newer way that is even safer.
We will use an application called Port, and was created by Edward Snowden. You can use the application on almost any phone or tablet Android. If your device has a camera and microphone, you can use it as a security camera.
The Port will work whether your phone is connected to Wi-Fi or a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. If you want wired internet access, be sure to get an adapter. The application itself Port only works on devices Android, but you can set it to notify you on your iPhone.
Setting it Port on your old phone
Before setting up the application Port, make sure you find the perfect place in your home to place your phone, have power and can use an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi connection. Once the above is resolved, open the application Port. Drag the first two screens, then select "Configuration".
Click "Allow" in the permissions prompts for access to photos, media and files, and for taking photos and recording videos.
Click "Allow" in the next prompt to authorize photo and video recording.
The next screen will be for the live streaming of the camera. Tap the bottom left icon to toggle between the front and rear cameras and use the slider at the bottom of the screen to set how sensitive you want motion detection to be.
You can always increase or decrease the sensitivity of movement to better suit your environment. Click "Back" on the top left to see more options.
Then accept the audio license prompt so you can have audio from the party you are watching.
Again, use the slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust the detection sensitivity. Press the "Back" button again on the top left.
Then use the slider at the bottom to adjust the motion detection. This will allow your camera to start recording if something moves in the area you are watching. Press the "Back" button on the upper left once more.
Drag the remaining screens. Give permission to send and view SMS messages if you want to receive SMS notifications on your main phone, then enter your phone number. You will need to have an active SIM card installed to send SMS messages.
Drag another screen and click "Finish".
Once done, click "Start Now" to start monitoring your environment. Tap the settings gear at the bottom right to adjust camera, sound and motion sensitivity, change SMS settings and more.
Set up its video watching Port
Motion and sound detection is great, but Port It also allows you to record videos for a specified period. Tap the settings gear in the lower right corner of the main screen and turn on the "Watch Video" toggle.
Click "Set video watching duration" to select how long it will record the space you are watching.
So you will have a cheap and reliable security camera! Everything that happens with photos and sound, will be sent to you automatically via SMS or via Signal.