Happy new year everyone. As usual, I´ll write this down so I can remember about this in the future.
A couple of days ago, minutes before we were leaving our house for a family trip, I found the need to setup a security camera in a weird location of my house.
I didn´t have time to do a full setup, so it was time to find a quick solution.
My 2 first search results mentioned Manything, and I was impressed by the out-of-the-box and free features:
- Live streaming
- Motion alerts
- Cloud recording
- Remote control
- Multiple recording modes
- Clever motion detection
It literally took me 2 minutes to setup the app, and have a viewer of my 2 new cameras using 2 old Android phones. I didn’t need the full cloud storage, and the free plan was good enough for me. 6 days later, the cameras worked 100% of the time, and the experience was great.
Bonus: Works on iPhone and Android.
The following photo, shows an old phone running the app in my demo / dev environment. It was some very cool features, like motion alerts, and local storage of detected motion events.
Then from the main interface, I can easily access and check the live streaming of my camera.
Important: the free plan does not allows you to view recorded videos. You can only check them from the local camera phone.
As I said, a super simple and fast solution that literally helped me for a non-planned problem.