Webcam on Android
Connecting your Android phone with a web camera is not a very tough thing to do. You may ask why should I do so? Only for fun?
No dear sir/madam/kid… it is not only for fun (though it would be fun indeed!) it is also for the sake of security. You can create your own IP camera system in this way.
You can check and watch your home through your Android phone while you are outside. Yes you can use the webcam remotely.
Like a PC you shall be able to connect with the webcam with your Android and there are apps for it.
1) An Android Smartphone.
2) A Webcam
3) A PC or Laptop
4) Webcam to IP cam converter application for PC
5) An Android IP camera connector app.
What is an IP Camera?
To some of you, I know, this term “IP camera” is not very well known. You may wonder what I mean by Webcam to IP camera converter.
An IP camera is nothing but a remote, online camera. A camera connected to a home network or internet and can be accessed remotely. This type of camera system is costly and used for high security.
Convert Your Webcam into an IP camera
You need some kind of software to do so in your PC .These applications are not very scarce. There are many good free IP camera applications too.
CameraFri is a great app to connect a USB camera or webcam with your Android phone. It supports SD, HD and 1080P Full HD.
You may also try Vitamin D, HomeCamera, WebcamXP or YawCam.
The free version of Vitamin D lets you to connect with a single Webcam. It has an email alert system if it notices some suspicious movement.
Homecamera lets you connect to four webcams. Motion detection email is also available.
WebcamXP not only connects to eight webcams but also support remote panning or titling of your webcams, if supported.
YawCam is free and simple.
Download any of the above mentioned to your PC.
Open the application and follow the steps required to connect your webcam to network. Don’t worry the task is not too tough. Instructions are available.
After that, from the Application write down the IP Address of your camera feed. It would be inside the Settings of the application.
If you want my advice then I shall recommend YawCam, because it is too easy to setup.
How to Use Yawcam : Video Tutorial
Open Your Webcam on Your Mobile
Now, we are in the main stage. You need an app to connect your IP camera with your Android mobile phone.
There are many apps in Google Play store but most of them are not free.
IP Cam Viewer Light is a very good free IP camera feed viewer.
TinyCam Monitor Free is another free alternative.
I recommend you to use TinyCam Monitor Free. Why?
It is because this app has native support for YawCam.
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How to Setup TinyCam Monitor?
Download and install the app in your mobile.
Open the app and click Manage Cams.
Then select Add Camera.
If you use YawCam then choose YawCam as your camera vendor. Now you are ready.
Congratulations, you have done it. You have successfully connected your webcam to your Android Mobile.
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retha rith on January 21, 2019:
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