Free camera software download

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get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with those big companies and their methods, it is just that I find them a little outdated and usury.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!

In Summary

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

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Home security camera system

The most affordable home security camera system.

Fake security cameras

Send burglars running with these fake home security system options.

According to Readers Digest this is a very good and inexspensive way to help protect your premises from the opportunist thief and even an experienced burglar will take a second look if he sees something like this hanging from your walls.

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These cameras even have a fake solar cell on top to help them look more authentic.

Other parts to a home security system

In any home security camera system there are multiple components. Sure we all know and see home security cameras hanging off of walls, soffits and roofs, but that is just a part of the story, no matter if your system is a real working system or a fake home security camera system there are many ways to deter would be thieves.

Fake keypad
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What about other components that give any prospective burglar pause for thought? That could be many devices like the fake keypad above, or how about a simple timer that will turn on a lamp for an hour or so then turn it off for another hour and so on, anybody who is watching your house would probably be deterred if they see lights going on or off inside.

What about one or two well-placed motion detecting lights to scare away unwanted intruders, these are a very effective deterrent, one tip I might give here is to place the motion detectors in an area where they will not be constantly triggered by moving objects like cars or animals etc, putting them in secluded positions that still cover your main entry point is a good idea.

Fake TV? most people have never heard of fake TV but items like the one below are very effective deterrents, some of them are manually operated and others are left switched on and they have a light sensor that automatically turns them on at dusk for five or more hours, the lights that are seen from outside the house look just like there is a television running in the room that you place it especially if you have thin curtains so that a person cannot see into the room and notice no TV 🙂

Fake tv
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All the signs are there

And that is just what you want a would be intruder to think, all the signs are showing me that there is somebody home in this house. From the fake security cameras, lamps on timers, entry door keypads to fake television lights flickering in some back room to motion detecting security lights around the perimeter, all these things will give any potential intruder pause for thought, but what about signs? I mean real fake or should it be fake real signs ? either way you get the idea.

Fake signs
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Having signs like this in your yard is just a part of the arsenal you can employ to help deter would be burglars from picking on your home and moving onto somewhere else that appears to them to be a softer target, and the funny thing is that with all these items installed around your house you still have no real alarm or home security camera system.

 

Hybrid home security camera system

So, how about adding some real bite to your fake home security camera system?

How am I to do that Andrew, I hear you ask 🙂

Simple, with all the equipment listed above, like the fake cameras, the fake keypad, the fake television, to the fake signs in your yard and not forgetting the lamps on timers and the outdoor motion detecting lights how about adding a real wireless security camera? If you choose to add just one wireless security camera I would highly recommend that you get the best one that you can, by best I mean a camera that has decent image quality and good night vision, because you might only get one crack at capturing an intruders face especially at nighttime, so placement of the camera is also a concern if you only have the one camera.

Arlo pro
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If however you decide to go with a larger home security camera system (by larger I just mean more cameras) then things get a little easier in terms of capturing the face of the intruder because you have more chances of getting that shot to show the police if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a burglary or even just an attempted burglary. The camera above is a very good bet for starting with but it is also expandable so that sometime down the road you can add cameras to have a really capable home wireless security camera system

Conclusion

So there you have it, for around fifty or sixty bucks you can make even the most fool hardy burglar wary of tacking your house to extract his ill-gotten gains from you, and you never even had any real protection, it was all just an illusion or a perception. But, if you go with the hybrid option of mixing it up a little with at least one IP camera (a quick explanation of an IP camera is that it is wireless except for the power cord (although you can get battery operated) and it syncs with your home wireless router so that you can view it from anywhere in the world)

This home security camera system is a little more expensive that some but it has awesome features.

Ring spotlight cam
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  • Connect your Ring camera with Alexa then enable announcements to
    be alerted when motion is detected. Talk to visitors through compatible
    Echo devices by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door”.
  • Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC
  • Sends alert as soon as motion is detected. Compatible with ios, android, mac and windows 10 devices
  • Powered by the quick-release rechargeable battery pack
  • Monitors your home in 1080HD video with infrared night vision and Live View
  • Includes built-in LED light strips and a siren
  • Includes Lifetime Theft Protection: If your Camera gets stolen, we’ll replace it for free

Thanks for reading this, and as always, if you need any help or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Till next time.