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How to Setup a Free Surveillance System

How to turn your old smartphone into a security camera easily

This article will explain how to use your old smartphone as a surveillance camera in your home, garage, yard or business.

If you don’t have a burglar alarm, security system or surveillance cameras installed, you can set your own within five minutes by using your old phone.

What do you need?

All you need is a video enabled old phone.

How it works?

Step 1: You install the Manythings App to an old phone

Step 2: Set your phone to view desired area

Step 3: Than install Manythings App to your current phone to receive alerts

Step 4: Hit the big red button to start the camera.

That’s it! You are all set. Now you can leave your home and get push notifications on your phone when any kind of motions detected. You can see the live feed It also records audio and video to the cloud so you can watch them later.

Your old phone doesn’t has to have a sim card in it, but it has to be connected to WiFi. And if you are planning to use it for a long period of time, it better be connected to charger as well.

For the CAMERA MODE

You can use any video enabled iOS or Android device on iOS 6 or Android 4.2 and above. It doesn’t need a sim card, but it has to be connected to WiFi.

  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 plus
  • iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation or iPad 2,3,4
  • iPad Air or iPad mini (all versions)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 mini, S4, S4 mini, S5, S6, S6 Edge, Grand Prime, Note 3, Note 4, Tab 3, J5, J7
  • Moto G
  • LG G3S
  • HTC Desire 510
  • Sony Z3

For the VIEWER MODE

You can use any video enabled iOS or Android device on iOS 8 or Android 4.2 and above. It doesn’t need a sim card, but it has to be connected to WiFi.

  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 plus
  • iPod Touch 5th generation or iPad 2,3,4
  • iPad Air or iPad mini (all versions)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 mini, S4, S4 mini, S5, S6, S6 Edge, Grand Prime, Note 3, Note 4, Tab 3, J5, J7
  • Moto G
  • LG G3S
  • HTC Desire 510
  • Sony Z3

This simple app can be used with other apps to increase its functionality. For example;

Manythings + IFTTT (If This Than That)

You can see more at Manythings page at IFTT.com

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