So, alot of us have at least one unused smartphone laying around doing nothing. I’ve always felt there’s GOT to be something that can be done with all this tech that’s wasting space. Somebody else felt the same way, and came out with the app called Alfred. I found this app around a month ago and thought it would be worth sharing.
Alfred is an app (Android or iphone) that lets you take advantage of the camera’s on those phones, to be used for security… Here’s how it works:
First off, I suggest doing this with a phone you don’t use for anything anymore. That way you can come up with some permanent mounting and even some camoflauge! Nothing suspicious about a random smartphone taped to the wall with a charger plugged into it.
You’ll need a smartphone to act as the camera, which we’ve already discussed. You’ll also need something to view it on, as well. This can be your regular everyday use smartphone, or even your laptop. If you want to view through a phone, you’ll need to download the app. If you want to view it on a laptop, you just go to the site and log in, simple as that! (the phone must also be connected to the internet to work)
Now, I want to say that this is by no means the perfect Grow-room security fix. But c’mon, it’s a free app, which most of us know have their limitations. The Alfred app does have some pretty cool features though. One of my favorites is being able to use the speaker on the smartphone to act as an intercom. If you’ve done a good job with camo, you could have LOTS of fun with this! (IE confusing the living bojangles out of your spouse) Some other features on the free version are Dark mode (to help see in low light), camera switch (to change from the front camera view to the back camera), and the flashlight, which gives you the ability to turn on your phones flashlight from anywhere. It also has a “motion detection” feature that is supposed to inform you (and I believe take a short recording or snapshot) when motion is detected, although some reviews mentioned this could be improved upon.
That’s about all I’ve got to say about that! if you want to check it out you can find more info at https://Alfred.camera
Growers Love to all, and to all a full pipe!