I thought of using my old of Micromax 60 Android phone as a IP camera for Zoneminder software .When I search the internet for a software that can convert a phone to an IP camera ,I came across an interesting software called IP Webcam.
Let us see how a phone can be used with Zoneminder.
First you will have to have a wireless router connected to the computer where the Zoneminder installed.
1.Install IP Webcam software on the phone.
2.Activate the wireless connection in the phone and connect to the wireless router.
3.Open the IP Webcam and go through the menu and activate the server.Now you can view the IP address of the phone and the port number on the screen.Write down the IP Address and the port .(my IP Address and port 192.168.1.3:8080)
4.If you enter the above IP Address on the address bar of the computer ,you will get a screen as follows
5. Add a monitor in the ZM-Console.
Fill the general and source sub menus as follows.
6.Restart ZM using the runnig/stop key in the ZM-Console. Now you can view video streaming on the phone on the ZM monitor .
Note :- The charging adopter has to be connected to phone while the IP Webcam is activated to avoid the battery runs down .There should be sufficient ventilation provided to avoid heating the phone.