Can I use my computer as the monitor?



I’d love to be able to hook up my computer to view. Single parent here of 3 kids who don’t leave for school til after I leave for work. It sure would be nice to use my computer so an old cell phone isn’t sitting around tempting young eyes to touch and mess up my viewing capabilities. My desktop is always plugged in and always on the same position on my desk. Would be great to use MAC or windows. Preferably start with windows as that’s currently what I operate.


Just use Teamviewer 7 on both pc.
You can fully remotely control your monitoring pc with another pc (or mobile TV7 app), over the web. And just open and watch the connected house pc webcams. Remember to switch off the monitor of home pc and audio as well, otherwise your kids will notice it.


Hi @jason.kendra2017,

Thank you for reaching out to Alfred!

For the moment, you can only monitor Cameras from your PC. It can’t work as a Camera just yet.

Do you think it might be helpful if you camouflage the Camera Phone? You can take a look at plenty of ideas users have shared with us here:

Hope this helps!


The last version of Alfred, has “Pc Monitor” feature?.

Thanks in Avance.


Hi Fede,

Welcome to Alfred Center!

You don’t have to download anything to PC! Please find out how to monitor your Camera(s) by Alfred Webviewer from the instructions here:

Hope this helps!


@fedemarto the clue is in the description “monitor” Alfred is still unable to broadcast from your PC/Windows but we live in hope.


yes just download the alfred x camera app to ur phone laptop pc or tablet, I know it’ll work on all of those. I have my 2 phones {camers} up n my window, plugged in and set as camers. my cell phone & laptop are set as my viewer’s. go n ur settings for the app, turn on low light sensor, motion detection, and the mic on, or off. if there is some motion ur phone will let u know about it in real time, and u can look and see what ur kids are doing even if ur not home. if u turned the mic on in the settings then u can listen to wtf they are fighting about or talking about, and u can push the button down as u talk or yell at em [button works like a walkie talkie push n hold to talk then release when ur done] you must have internet on phone to use this app while ur away from home. this app runs in the back ground too. I love being able to watch my house while I’m away from home on my phone. even better I love being able to yell at em to get out off the cookies or tell the dog to get off my chair or tell the kids to stop fighting. lol now on andriod I know that google playstore u can download an app muti view which allows u to see up to 4 cameras at once but u must click on only one of the cam’s to talk and listen at a time same thing without that app though u must click on the cam when it gets bigger then you can hear, or talk. hands downm this is the best free app that i have found and there is no need to pay for the up grade I’ve heard that it’s not worth it any way. if u have any q: email me if ur not able to get all the answers that u need.once you use it for awhile your going to love it and ur kids will hate it lol so start grabbing all the old smart phones that u can get. you do know that they do not have to be in service even the ones that u can’t get turned on as lone as they will come on and u can do shit on the internet useing wifi u can use it. and u can set em up all over ur house but u should try to hide em in some type of way though. good luck