Android App to Use Your Smart Phone as a CCTV – One of the most popular and cost effective ways of providing security in the home and place of work is with cctv cameras and equipment. CCTV cameras can act as a very successful deterrent to thieves and burglars, certainly making them think twice at the very least. The technology behind security equipment these days is incredibly advanced, and it is even possible to now through Android apps to convert your smartphone to a CCTV Camera.
For this you will have to download Home Security Surveillance app freely available at play-store. Secondly you will require 2 mobile devices to converts your Smartphone to a CCTV
Once you have downloaded the app there are two ways to login to TrackView, “Login with Google” and “Login via Gmail”. You can choose either login method based on their preferences.
On login page, the field Device Name will be auto filled by the app with a default name. This field is used to differentiate your multiple devices.
You can also pick a different name with a maximal of seven letters or numbers.
If You leave it blank, “Device1” will be used as the device name. In our example, the device name is entered as “Door”.
You need to login on to TrackView on multiple of your devices, so that they can be connected together.
Step 1 Log into TrackView on both of your devices. Place one of them where you want to monitor. In our example, Device “Office” is placed in the office. Turn on the cloud recording feature by checking”Backup Recordings on Google Drive” on the Settings tab of TrackView.
Step 3 When the device “Office” detects sound or motion,it will automatically start video recording. The detection triggered recordings will be saved on the local storage of “Office”, and also uploaded to yourGoogle Drive at same time.
Step 4 The device “mycell” will simultaneously receive the alert notification from “Office” upon detection. On the Playback tab, the little Red Dot with a number in it indicates the new recordings have been uploaded to the Google Drive.
(1) If you have other devices logged in with the same Gmail account, you will also be able to download and playback the recordings from Google Drive on those devices.
(2)With“Backup Recordings on Google Drive”option checked, the local recording will be automatically upload to your Google Drive during a normal video monitoring session.