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    EASY SETUP AND FREE !

    Cawice application is the simplest solution to equip you with a CCTV system without spending a dime ! :cool:

    Reuse your old phone as a wireless security camera or baby monitor. No technical setup, no installation fees. Save time and money !

    Once downloaded, you will be able to remotely monitor your home, baby's room, pet, shop, office or any other places requiring special attention from anywhere through the application on your phone.

    HOW DOES IT WORKS ?

    1. Download Cawice on the Old Phone you want to use as security camera.
    2. Download Cawice on your Daily Phone to watch in live your security camera.

    PAIRING AND POWERING

    • Log In with the same Gmail account on both phones.
    • Plugin your camera to a power source.

    FEATURES
    • HD Video Quality
    • Full Screen Mode
    • Photo and Video Capture
    • Two-Way Talking
    • Motion and Sound Detection
    • Customized Detection Area
    • Automatique Recording
    • Alerts Notifications
    • Siren Alarm
    • Flashlight and Night Filter
    • Sharing Options
    • Saving battery mode (black screen)
    PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    Cawice is using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) connection and SSL encryption of your data to ensure the security and privacy of the video stream between your security camera and your phone.

    ACCESSORIES

    Easily upgrade your new security camera with a tripod or wide angle lens for smartphone.

    Cawice is available for Free on Google Play Store: DOWNLOAD NOW
     

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    #1 CawYce, Mar 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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    Good luck with the app. :)
     
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    Does the old phone need to be active or does it just utilize the home wifi?
     
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    The old phone can run only by using the home WiFi connection :)
     
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    Thanks! :D
     
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    Any feedback or suggestions about your experience with the app? :)
     
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    Would it work with more than 1 phone in the house? For example: 1 old phone in the living room, 1 in the garage, and 1 in the rec room
     
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    Yes it will :D You can link unlimited cameras to your account.

    You only need to download Cawice on each phones you want to turn as home security camera and login with the same Gmail account. After that, your new cameras will automatically appear in the app on your smartphone :cool:
     
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    I will be trying it shortly. I like that you respond to the reviews so that leads me to believe customer service is available if issues arise
     
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    The 1.4 version is now available and includes the Free Unlimited Streaming with HD Quality ! Enjoy :D
     
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    Tried the app this morning. Seemed a little difficult to get it going for some reason, which could have just been me. I have it set up to watch the front entrance area of the house and it worked for a little while and then stopped. I am not sure how to get motion detection to work. I noticed that when my daily phone screen goes dark it disconnects the camera. When I try to reconnect it will sometimes connect and sometimes wont. Any ideas?
     
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    Hey Zigman66! :)
    • To activate the Motion Detection, you just need to go to your camera's Settings, set the Sensibility and tap on the Lock button (if it green color, that means the detector is turned ON)
    • If sometimes you cannot init the streaming connection to your camera, it could come from your home WiFi network, as the camera cannot receive the command to start the streaming.
    Feel free to contact us at support@cawice.com :)
     
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    If it helps I have a Galaxy S4. I could not find a Sensibility setting in the camera settings area.
     
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    Actually Alfred sounds like a better sweetable option..
     
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    @Xavier Black : Cawice is using Peer-to-peer connection who guarantee the confidentiality of your video stream. Alfred is using their own servers, that means your camera video stream is not truly private as the company can remotely access to it :rolleyes:

    @Zigman66 : In your camera's Settings, select Motion Detection and you'll can choose the sensibility :)
     
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    I have been thru the settings in my phone everywhere I can think of and can not find anything that mentions motion detection at all :(
     
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    @Zigman66 : The Settings section of your camera is in Cawice App on your phone*

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    Ok, now I understand that part. It seems to take a few tries to get it working. The old phone will sit and loop thru the screen that says "open Cawice application on your phone to watch your security camera" until the app successfully conects after trying 2-8 times. Once it does connect it works well for a couple minutes until one of the phones inactivity sensor activates and then it disconnects. How do I keep the connection going?
     
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    That happens a lot with all of them..I've tried several..the only one I kept is Alfred..it's a very sweet one..

    By the way I gave a try to Cawice..and it says "your device isn't comparable"..well hello!, it's and old phone that is going to serve as a camera..

    Any way..I like Alfred..
     
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    Hey @Zigman66 :)
    If it takes few try to be able to init the streaming, its because the "camera" cannot received the notification to init the Peer2Peer connection. That could happen mostly because of a bad network connection.

    Can you specify to me your device model and it Android version? :)

    Hey @Xavier Black: Alfred can init a streaming connection faster because it going though a sever. With Peer-to-Peer, as Cawice, both devices need to synchronised first their iP address together before being able to init a streaming connection.

    Cawice is compatible with Android 4.4 minimum, as our P2P system required at less this version but we are working on to make it compatible with older version.
    Our app is quite new, so all your feedbacks are welcome and help us to improve Cawice in future releases, as you are doing right now, thanks :)
     
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    Old phone is Galaxy S4 Model SCH-R970 Ver. 4.4.2
    Daily phone is Galaxy S4 Model SCH-R970 Ver 5.0.1
    Obviously they are the same phones but the "old" phone has a cracked screen so I just keep it for back-up
     
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    amybody tried it yet....
     
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    The new 1.5 version is now available and includes People Detection (A.I.) ! :D

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