Turn Your Nexus 4 Into A Security Cam Via Wi-Fi
The LG-manufactured Google Nexus 4 packed an impressive set of specifications including a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. Perhaps, another thing that made the device even more interesting is its 8-megapixel camera sensor. We may have seen other smartphones with considerably higher resolution sensors, but make no mistake, 8MP can bring you really good shots and clear video recording. That said, you can turn your phone into a security camera and stream live feed into your computer.
All you need is your phone, a charger, Wi-Fi network, and a free app from the Google Play Store. There’s no need for longer data cables because both your phone and computer communicate through your Wi-Fi network. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Download and install an app from the Play Store called IP Webcam. It’s free and very light for your phone.
Step 2: Make sure you have setup your Wi-Fi network to connect to.
Step 3: Launch IP Webcam from your phone and setup your video preferences. If you want to stream high quality video feeds then set the resolution higher.
Step 4: Scroll down and find Start Server, you will see on your screen that the camera began rolling.
Step 5: To stream videos to your computer or laptop, touch “How do I connect?” button on the top-right corner of your phone’s screen. You will be given an IP address you can use to stream videos in your computer.
Step 6: Place your phone in the spot you want to monitor.