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How To Turn Your Android Phone To A Security Camera

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There is really a lot an  Android  device can do for you even after it has become an old piece of technology that you just drop at home . For instance,  I guess you probably didn’t know that   you can turn Android into a security camera.

Just like most amazing things with Android, the entire functionality of a security webcam can be brought with an app. An app created by Perch Technologies like remote security a possibility by helping you turn Android into securitycamera without spending a dime or going through a hard and complicated configuration.

Step 1: Install the Perch app

The amazing app that turns any Android device into a home monitor is called Perch. Although the Perch app is still in beta, it’s  surprisingly available for free.

So go ahead and search for Perch in the Google Play Store or download it using the link below:

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Download Perch – Simple Home Monitoring

Step 2: Create an account with Perch to start streaming

Once you have the app installed, sign up and create your account with Perch. Your Perch account will enable you to sign into the app from other devices and monitor the footage recorded by your Android.

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The app’s main menu will give you the option to “Set Up As a Camera”, so tap on it and grant the app Camera permissions. On the next screen, you can tap on the field and give the “security camera” a nickname.

You can also choose the option for “Audio Recording” and enable “Connected to Wi-Fi” and “Plugged In To Power Source”. These options will ensure that the recording features of the Android device are enabled only when connected to a  WiFi Network  and while being charged.

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Step 3: Access Live Feed from Android anywhere

Once you have learned how to turn Android into security camera, it is time to try out remote monitoring with Perch. To know what your Android is recording back at home, head over to getperch.com from any web browser.

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Sign in with the account you had created earlier and you will be able to see the live feed from your Android device. From this screen, you can set up other features like motion detection by pressing the “+” icon.

You can also move the cursor to a particular zone and zoom in on it for motion monitoring. Perch will automatically notify you via email and phone whenever something in your highlighted area seems to move around.

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Are you ready to turn Android into security camera rather than spending thousands of naira on a complicated security monitor
Download the app and enjoy.

Note : NAIJATECHGUY.COM will not be responsible for any misuse of this information.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

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Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

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In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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