Thursday, March 13, 2014

WebCam Solution | How To Turn Your Cell Phone Into Wireless WebCam

Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
I have a project, and I needed a wireless webcam. But wireless webcam is more expensive than I thought. Later this thing came in my mind. How to turn my cell phone as a webcam? After doing several researches, I finally hit the success. That’s why I would like to share it with you too.

If you can not afford a new wireless webcam, Because it is more expensive. We have the alternative solution about it. In the meantime, you can use your cell phone as a wireless webcam.

To turn your cell phone into wireless webcam, you needed only extra thing that is Bluetooth/Wifi adapter for your computer. You can purchase it from the local market near you.

Let’s summarize things you will need:

  • Cell phone, android or tablet with Bluetooth/Wifi and camera in it.
  • Bluetooth/Wifi adapter for desktop.
  • Computer
  • Software that will turn your phone in to wireless webcam.
Now let's begin with the step by step tutorial:

  1. Download and install Smart Cam V1.4 for your windows computer.
  2. Now again download the favorable cell phone software from here. If you have symbian OS in your cell phone then download the correct symbian version, or you can download the java/android version as well. After downloading install it to your cell phone/android.
  3. Now you’ll need to pair your Cell phone and computer from Bluetooth/Wifi.
  4. Run smart cam program in windows. Go to File > Settings. 
    Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
  5. In windows, choose Bluetooth if you have a bluetooth adapter on your PC. or Wifi if you have Wifi adapter on your Computer. Then click Ok.
    Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
  6. In cell phone select connect and choose the Computer device in range. If you select your computer to bluetooth you must choose bluetooth on your cellphone, Remember your PC must be visible to everyone in order to detect the PC by your cell phone. If you select your computer to Wifi you must choose Wifi on your cellphone. Note: Your cell phone must be Wifi enable to use this function. 
    Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
  7. If everything went well, you will be seeing through cell phone’s camera in your computer. You can use it as webcam in instant messengers like hotmail and yahoo also on facebook. 
    Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
    Use Your Cell Phone As a Wireless WebCam
  8. Hope this was helpful.
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