Intro: Watch Your Room From Your Phone for Free
hello internet people. If your like me your a bit paranoid. You will want to be able to watch your room for intruders when your out. Cameras that can be accessed from smart phones are expensive. This instructable will teach you how to use things you most likely already have to create a video feed that you can watch from your smart phone, computer, or tablet.
example of a commercially available camera on one of my favorite websites
Step 1: You Will Need
you will need
- a computer with a web cam and internet acces
- smartphone, tablet or another computer with internet acces
- a google account
- a bit of time
this same idea can be adapted to use many setups but the one i use is
- macbook with wyse pocket cloud and photo booth
- an iphone with wyse pocket cloud (we will talk about this later)
Step 2: Wyse Pocket Cloud Download
This program is the secret sause of this project. This application that can be downloaded for free from the app store on an iphone. When you open the application click start and it will prompt you to enter your google account info. It will then send you an email with a link to download the software for your computer for free. just for kicks ill put the link here.
It's rather simple to instal just follow the installer prompts.
you also need to have acces to an account with a pasword on a mac not sure about pc. to set up a pasword go to:
-click your account
-click add pasword
Step 3: Set Up
Follow the prompts and enter your google account info.
Then open photo booth or a similar program. This is all you need to do from your computer. Set your computer in a place were you can see the whole room
Now from your phone you can acces your computer using wyse pocket cloud. (see pics for specifics)
Step 4: Done
There you have it. You can now view your room from anywhere with your smartphone. It's laggy, but it's free. There is only about a 3 second delay. Which is really good, in my opinion.