For someone complaining about setting up 2 cameras, I believe that is the setup you have at your front door as posted in previous threads, Alfred, and another DVR IP/IR Cam system. 1 requires alot more than just two phones.
Why you need Alfred if your other real IP Cam system is the cat’s meow?
Right I shouldn’t just leave an extra light on (Free), I should just throw out the 2 old phones (Free), and buy a $40 - $170 IR/IP Cam and use open source software (Free)
I got multiple old phone cameras, and other setups as you do. Alfred still comes out on top, when a little lighting here and there, proper location, and proper settings, Alfred puts a big box systems to shame when compared to the QUANTITY Alfred, NOT its QUALITY.
Its a Playstore/IOS app, not a $500 - $1500 Lorex system. Alfred’s not being pumped of in a factory by the thousands a day. We would all like to drive an expensive maintenance FREE car, but we drive what we can afford. Alfred is my FREE chauffeur, no Huff, no Guff.
And the post was not regarding you or your opinion of the disadvantages of Alfred or how adding a second Camera, and ambient light is non sense to YOU. Its a moot point, and doesn’t answer his question on how to; “VIEW AND RECORD SAME TIME”.
AGAIN, if you have some kind of RELEVANT information like; The ultimate use for Alfred is as a discrete camera in your premises, just leave it on the sideboard charging and wait to see who has velcro fingers…" By all means comment on my posts, otherwise get a clue.
In laymen terms;
USE 2 Phone Cameras (2 PERMANENT RECORDERS, VIEW 1 WHILE OTHER RECORDS)
ILLUMINATE Detection Area.
ALFRED is not a Professional Security System and shouldn’t be compared as such, it’s apples and oranges. If you want a guaranteed product buy a real system. Stop picking on Alfred. Not to mention Alfred is in its infantile stage of development.
I apologize for the rant all, Pinky loves to up-sell his IP Cameras on this forum and takes every potshot he can at Alfred causing his delusion instead of a solution