Over the last few years I have collected many Android devices and recently decided to put them to work. I have a Nexus 7 tablet that I occasionally use as an alarm clock and to look at the web while sitting on the pot, and also a Nexus 4 that I tinker with every now and then. I recently got the idea to turn them into IP webcams.
First I downloaded the free Android app IP Webcam. IP Webcam is a powerful android app that has the ability to turn your phone into an IP webcam that can email you photos on motion detection, save motion detection and upload it to the cloud and much more. I set my devices to stream on device boot and still run the server while the screen is off.
Another very cool feature of this app is the ability to connect it to an Ivideon account to view your IP webcams remotely. You can create a free Ivideon account here. Ivideon also supports Windows, Linux, and Mac for streaming IP cameras. You can also specify how much local storage you would like to store on your computer. I have over a months history so far!
Live IP camera feeds on ivideon
You can also access your webcams by there IP address on port 8080. It should display IP address that you need to connect on the devices screen.
Screenshot of IP webcam screen running the IP Webcam server
Connected via web browser after logging in. You can see me dog on the bed 🙂
Additional web settings with the ability to focus camera and take pictures
There is also a sensor graph (I’m a nerd and I find this awesome)
Pics of my devices – Nexus 7 Tablet with Anker Stand
And with leftover devices I now have 2 android IP webcams that startup on boot, and multiple desktops and laptops functioning as IP webcams all for free.
Ivideon – https://www.ivideon.com/
Anker Tablet Stand – http://amzn.to/2hbNxHf
Reticam Stand – http://amzn.to/2hbRlZi
Tripod – http://amzn.to/2hbNCuJ
Anker Charger – http://amzn.to/2gtgzUB