Use your old phone as a security Camera for FREE!


Most of us have our old phone lying in some drawer which we aren’t using. What if you can use it to record your room or your garage that too without any accessory or any paid app? Today I would be showing you a way by which you can use your old phone as a security camera for free.

Use old phone as a security Camera

There are hundreds of apps which claims do the same but don’t worry, you don’t have to try each and every app and see which is good, I did this for you 🙂

I used a lot of apps and some were too much buggy, some were unfinished, some had a terrible UX and wasn’t usable. After trying around 7 apps, I installed Alfred. even though the name doesn’t seem like a Security camera app, once you’ll install the app, you will love it.

Security Camera

Make sure you have an active internet connection for this. Preferably Wifi.

Step 1

Install Alfred on the phone you want to make as a security camera from here for Android and from here for iOS.

Step 2

Open Alfred and click on the right arrow three-four times and then press start.

Step 3

Now select Camera. It will ask for the ID logged into your device. Select the ID you want.



This will record the motion whenever it detects it. You can also record whenever you want from the viewer. This has night vision and will also record audio. The recordings are recorded directly on Alfred’s server you can directly view it from their’s server. This is much better than being recorded in phone’s memory card as the storage can be filled easily on old phones which lack SD card support.

View your recording

You can view the camera live as well as view the old videos which your IP camera recorded when a motion was detected. For this follow the below steps-

On Mobile/Tablet

Step 1

Download the Alfred App from here for Android and from here for iOS.

Step 2

Open Alfred and click on the right arrow three-four times and then press start.

Step 3

Now select viewer and select your ID which you selected on your IP camera phone.


Step 4

Turn On the motion detection and you are good to go.

Now whenever someone comes in front of the phone, your phone will get a notification about it and you can directly view it. You can also say something by recording the mic button and the other person will listen to it.

On PC/Mac

Go to this link on your PC/mac and log in with the same google account you previously logged in with. Now you can see the list of the cameras installed.

The Best part of this app is that you can make several IP cameras and that too for free.

Do note that this article was NOT SPONSORED from anybody and I am not affiliated with Alfred in any way. I have been using Alfred with my LYF Flame 3 from past 5 months and it has been a great experience so I thought why not share this app with our viewers 🙂 So were you able to make your old phone as a security Camera? Let us now what you feel in the comment section below!

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