Can I use my old USB webcams with Alfred?

it is great future!
i cant wait. make it hapend

I think it would be a great idea. I still have several usb cams that i have put away. I would like to use them for something. They cost to much to throw away.

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yes!!! it would be extremely useful I have many webcams!!! want to connect them to alfred.

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Yes. Please add the possibility to select the external camera, mantaining the selection of rear/front smartphone camera.

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I was wondering the same thing. Can I use an old webcam as additional cam?

Hi @carmenreichmann,

Thanks for reaching out!

This feature is not yet available, but we are looking into the possibility!

In the meantime, here are some tips for scoring cheap Camera Phones:

Hope this helps!

Yes please. I have a windows computer and a Mac. It will be awesome if we can use those old Webcam as well

Yes, please! I have 3 or 4 webcams that I’m not using and I’m sure if I dig in the closet, I’ll find more!

Is it possible to Route all the devices through a DVR

Supporting a Webcam OR standard Android UVC Camera and using it like front or back camera shouldn’t be so difficult, from technical perspective. The biggest advantage is (a) it extends the ability of one phone to monitor multiple cameras (b) many of these cameras come with IR LEDs with automatic On/OFF capability. The standard mobile cameras do not help when it is dark. Such cheap ($25+) cameras (examples below) can be easily integrated into Alfred and this will result in a complete day-night security system.

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Yes, cell phone(with you)
to cell phone(parked-dvr)
to cameras (cost effective )
I’m using all my old phones
Now just want to connect more cameras

Yes that will be nice and good for Alfred to connect with my pc webcam. Maybe you Devs must fix it, so we can add to smartphone one more camera like webcam (my pc -and many others, i bellieve-running all day long) so why not ???
Make a try to find the option to do with that…Thanks

Ofcourse…that will be very useful :slight_smile:

Yes! Please integrate otg for webcams, I can build a webcam into my door so I can see who’s ringing the doorbell …

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Yes please this would be so useful

Same here. Got it working. Thanks @thanosdestro

Being able to hardwire a usb camera to the cam/ device would allow for so many options in hardware and video quality to the many situations where a phone is blind or a nannycam is already in place, etc.,etc.,

I think this would be an awesome idea and would love it if Alfred could find a way to make it happen! This app has already helped me tremendously with neighborhood youth stealing off of my carport! But even old phones aren’t cheap, I tried using an older lg Optimus but the memory issues kept Alfred from working same problem with a huwaii but I already own several webcams and have at least 3 working computers I could use. Please make it happen! Thanks for creating Alfred!

yes love to link usb cameras

There are alternatives which are available for PC/webcam use. I know of at least two which are free.