Free camera software download
Free, who doesn’t like free? the problem with that is the actual definition of free. There are many many sources of so called free stuff out there these days, anything from free books to free downloads to free …. you name it. In fact if you go to Craigs list there is a section there called “free stuff” where you can find the most unusual things imaginable 🙂
When it comes to home security and in particular free home security, you might find some surprises here. I am talking about the likes of AT&T or Protect America and the like that will come and install a so called free home security system for you, but what they don’t tell you is that you have to sign a monitoring contract which binds you to them for a certain period of time, to pay them a fee every single month for so called monitoring !
What are the alternatives to monthly fees?
In this day and age it is simply all too easy to fall for the so called experts view, that you must install only home security cameras from a reputable company, now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with those big companies and their methods, it is just that I find them a little outdated and usury.
So what is the alternative? How about you become your own security professional and avoid paying an ongoing monthly fee to anyone? It is entirely possible and I would say much more preferable than paying through the nose for good home security and peace of mind.
There are so many very affordably priced home security cameras these days that are easy to set up and also very easy to view, most of these cheap IP cameras have an app with them that you can download from the app store or Google play store that will allow you to monitor your home from anywhere in the world, most of them have a push notification function that allows you to receive and email or text the moment that movement is detected on your property so that you can just open the app and see what’s going on, at the same time as the camera alerted you to the movement it started recording, either onto an SD card in the camera or to the cloud where it cannot be stolen or broken. Another benefit of these type of IP cameras is that you can also talk in real time to whoever is on your property and they can talk back to you, which in the case of a delivery man for instance you can tell him to just leave the package on the door step and he could respond back to you. On the other hand, if it were an intruder you could tell him that the police have been alerted and are on the way right now!
There are many cheap cameras of this type that have this free camera software download potential. Take a look at what Amazon have to offer in this department and learn how to become your own home security expert/professional
So, we have covered cheap, but what about free?
Please allow me to ask you a question. How many cell phone have you had since 2010? If like me, you have had at least three, then I guess we are about normal. Let me ask you another question, where are your old cell phones? Probably stuffed away in a drawer somewhere just gathering dust right? Wait a minute did not those old phones have a camera in them?
🙂 I can see the cogs whirring right now, the grey matter is springing into action, What if?
Yes, bingo, all I need to do is position them to cover my doors or windows and viola I can catch any one coming into my house, err, well yes you could in theory, but that would be a little rudimentary, what you really need is a free camera software download.
For the past few years I have been using a free camera software called Alfred Camera to cover an RV at the side of my property that was not covered by my other cameras. Alfred camera is a great solution to an absolutely free home security system, the app is free to download and use, there is a paid version too with extra functionality but the free version is perfect for me, I can view my cameras, they record only when movement occurs, they alert me to movement, I can set off an alarm that makes an awful din to scare off would be intruders, I can view day or night, I can hear what is going on, and I can speak to anyone on the camera!
All you need to do is go to the app store or Google play store on your old previously discarded phone, and use the WiFi to download Alfred Camera, once installed you can set your phone to become a camera or a viewer, you can in fact use up to four phones (or IPad or tablet) as cameras and use the web app to view your cameras, just make sure you use the same email address for each camera/phone.
So, there you have it, completely free, diy home security cameras.
Don’t have an old phone?
If you do not have an old phone or two lying around somewhere, ask your friends or neighbors, most people have an old cell phone or two lying around somewhere, and if not then you can go to your local thrift store and probably get one there, if not then you can go to a seller of used cell phones online like Gazelle.com and buy one, OK it is going to cost you something so your diy homes security camera system is no longer free, but it is pretty much free!
No need to get sucked into an agreement with some company to get so called free home security and end up paying a monthly when you really can get it for FREE!
Why pay for a home security cameras system when you don’t have to? About the ONLY thing different from having a monthly monitoring fee to pay is, MAYBE the monitoring company MAY call the police for you if there is an intrusion, but if you don’t mind responding to an alert sent to your phone or mail and then responding yourself, either by talking to an intruder or setting off an alarm to scare them away, then doing it yourself is the way to go for you.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, please leave them down below and I will respond ASAP.
Till next time. God bless and be safe