Many people have wondered if they could use a phone’s camera as surveillance camera or to see what happens in one place while they’re somewhere else. That is, they could see what is seen in the camera of the mobile phone from the PC remotely. Most people don’t know that it can be done, but here we will show you how to configure your Android phone and PC so they can work together and let you use your phone camera as a surveillance.
Anyway, let’s show below how it is possible to see from our computer everything that happens in another room through the camera of our Android mobile phone. For this, we will have to find an application that we will install on our Android phone and a client of this same application for the PC.
First of all, I must say that both devices, mobile and PC must be connected to the same WiFi, in this case the home. Therefore, the first thing we do is go to Google Play from your mobile, find the application DroidCam Wireless Webcam and install it. You will see that there are two versions, one free and one paid version, but you do not need to spend money since the free version works just fine.
Once you have installed the application on your mobile Android phone, you go to the PC and install the component client for Windows or Linux DroidCam, depending on the system that you have in our computer and proceed with the installation. When you have installed the client application on both the mobile Android phone and the computer, launch the client DroidCam on our desktop and see how a window in which we indicate shown the IP address of your phone.
To find the IP address of your Android phone, open DroidCam application on your phone, and the first thing that will appear is the IP address and port number. Copy it to the PC application, choose if you want to watch video, audio or both and click on the “Start” button. At that moment, we will see how the mobile camera is activated immediately and the image is reflected on our PC.
As you can see with the free version, only a few adjustments are available, you can only stop the recording or show what is seen through the camera of the mobile in Windows format. The other options of zoom, rotate image or screen capture, among others, will only be available with the paid version. However, the settings of the mobile Droidcam application, you can indicate if you want to use the front or rear camera, disable the use of the microphone, activate the power saving mode, etc.