24-hour home surveillance: How to turn your smartphone into a CCTV camera

Surveillance has become an indispensable part in our everyday life. Be it home, office or any personal property a need for surveillance is felt everywhere. Usually people use a dedicated CCTV surveillance setup for monitoring the live feed of their property. However, if you are on a tight budget, you can use your smartphone camera as a CCTV camera for surveillance purposes.

The use of a smartphone camera will not only help you to monitor the situation at your home, but also will be cost effective. Considering that every one of us has a spare smartphone, the only thing we should check in the device is a functioning camera and Wi-Fi. If both the primary camera and Wi-Fi functions of your smartphone are active, you can install apps that can help you with surveillance.


This application can be used to keep a track on the activities at your home. If the application finds anything strange in your place, it sends you a notification.

Users just have to install Manything on their spare device. Then you should activate the camera mode and press record button. Then download the software (Manything) on your primary phone/ tablet which you always carry and select ‘viewer’. Now you can watch live feed from your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

However, apart from CCTV surveillance there are other apps which can help in monitoring real time activity of the loved ones.

Cerberus Personal Safety app

With the help of Cerberus Persona Safety app, the real-time location and safety of the family can be tracked. In the time of distress, you can contact your family, friends or any loved ones, and send them your location. Your contact persons will be able to track you by just opening a link.


This app is designed for people who have difficulty in hearing/ Deaf by allowing to follow conversations in real time. Based on artificial intelligence the app provides 24/7 real-time captioning on your smartphone. Ava has a wide use and can help hearing disabled persons at places like classrooms, churches, doctor’s appointments, business meetings, and many more.


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  1. Emily Elizabeth says

    Impressive explanation! Installing security cameras in home can be a great way to monitor your home while you’re away. Indoor and outdoor security systems are used to keep eye on each activity. You can monitor all the activity through mobile application by connecting security devices. Due to facing some security issues, recently I installed security systems in my home. I got these services from tvdit.com.

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