7 Ways to Protect Your Home When You Are Away



I’m using a xpería as camera and to view a Samsung S5 with no problems on charging or view for long periods of time and connection it’s good always


Hi @perjen352,

Thanks for reaching out!

Would you like to check how well your charger/charging accessories are functioning?

This should help you weed out the ones that don’t work very well!



No charging or charging slowly… Died battery after a week although plugged in!!!


Hi @belal.hussein,

Thanks for joining us at Alfred Center!

May I ask if you are using charging accessories from the manufacturer? Charging accessory quality plays a huge part here!


Hi i Connect on iPhone 7 to a cámara and i have a iPhone 6 Plus to viewer but when the phone is loked i can see any thing the phone said this cámara is not conected and I all ready touch the slow motion but it doesn’t work can somebody help me to figured this please


Hi @bettyacha9,

Thanks for reaching out!

Please do not press the power key on your Camera device. When you do it, Alfred goes to the background, and it is no longer connected anymore!

If you want, you can activate Guided Access to make sure your account stays protected:

Hope this helps!


Quale applicazione hau trovati in alternativa ad alfred che ha questa anomalia che hi riscontrato anche io ma in meno di 43 minuti.


Hi @rossiagusto,

Thank you for joining us at Alfred Center!

It seems like both your WiFi connection and power supply are extremely unstable. Could you improve both and try again? Here are some tips you might find helpful:


Cheap phone from Walmart and it works great


Those auto lamp timers actually attract savvy theives these days. A better anti-theft measure to employ is get a WiFi smart socket plug. About the same price as a auto-timer too . It also, can be turn a lamp on and off while you’re away. Diverting would-be theives. Except the brilliance of the WiFi socket is it can be turned on and off remotely by you, no matter where you are, at any given time. Thus giving it an actual humanized touch. Just like your Alfred camera! You then are adding extra safeguard against thieves aware of auto-timers and the overly precise time schedule they run on. And all theives know about auto-timers these days, so running one is another thing that should be on the this list as obvious tip-offs theives use to determine an empty house…


Does it have to stay connected to Wi-Fi in order to record?


Hi @shaineshia.randle201,

Thank you for reaching out!

Yes, the Camera Phone needs Internet connection to record and notify the Viewer. It can be WiFi or mobile network, but in our experience WiFi works better in most cases.

Hope this helps!


Can an iMac be turned into a camera? Or only mobile devices?


Hi @youarenotdavidbowie,

Thank you for reaching out!

Alfred is an app that transforms smartphones/tablets into cameras. For the moment, it is not compatible with any existing IP cams/webcams/security systems on the market.

The great news is Alfred’s iOS and Android versions are 100% compatible, and you can add as many Cameras as you want!

We also have some tips for scoring new Camera devices for cheap here:

Hope it helps!


I’m not sure why people are saying it drains your battery ??? My Alfred/ Old Phone is on 24/7 and it’s BY FAR THE BEST FREE SECURITY APP
I love it !!!;;


You can also run today random time Auto timer, so that it never starts at the same time. The problem with this form though is that these are probably reading the same information that we normal lized citizens are doing right now.


You can also try Facebook Marketplace and search for people locally who are selling old phones. And get it and find a good price. Can also go to a place like Walmart and my sheep new phone for around 25 bucks and just use it as Wi-Fi. Check with your family to see if they have any old phones lying around and drawers they no longer use and are the latest model and update that you can find


Make sure there is no other apps or background services running. Before using my phone for Alfred I did a factor reset and deleted or removed everything that wasn’t to do with either Alfred app or my WiFi connection. It’s only a little cheap lg100 but has no problem. I also tried this on an older HTC one X but had over heating problems which it had had previously. This might be something to do with the built-in battery. I know you can get little USB fan’s to help with cooling. Maybe a handy idea it you are in a hot country.


have you tried emulating android in the pc?


I had the same issue of phonns not charging enough and eventually dieng. However I found out that if I used a 2 amp charger the phone and would stay charged to 100% and would not die. The other chargers were only 1 amp and not enough to keep up. Hope this helps