LineCast transforms your Android device into a surveillance camera securely accessible from any device connected to the web.
A spare Android phone or tablet can serve as a high-quality home security camera.
Watch the live stream video on PC, tablet or smartphone. All vendors and operating systems supported.
HD video (720p) and 960p resolution are available for free. Enjoy a crystal-clear 1280×960 picture for free.
You will never see ads even if you use LineCast for free. There are just no ads. Nowhere. It is that simple.
Get notifications when the camera detects motion.
One second latency, connection time as low as 5 seconds.
Listen to the camera microphone and send audio back to its loudspeaker right from the web browser.
There is no sign up procedure. We do not ask for your e-mail or your Google account access.
The captured media transport is secured by encryption.
Using one-time passwords to get access to the camera. This is optional and free.
Want a more secure access to your camera? Enable optional two-factor authentication.
We do not charge for features that do not imply costs. We just give them for free.
LineCast is fully usable free as long as you want. Purchase a subscription or a one-time pass any time later to enable unlimited continuous capture time and video quality and access to all features.
We provide answers to few common questions we get from our users.
No. The password is only stored on the camera. We do not know the password. Also, for security reasons, there is no password reset procedure. You can start a new capture session on the camera device with a new password.
The capture stops after some time (6 hours). You can restart the capture right after. This is done to reduce the load on the service from users enjoying LineCast for free while still offering them a great value.
You only need a web browser. Any modern browser (e.g. Firefox or Chrome) is enough to connect to the camera device, watch the captured video, listen to the audio and control the camera remotely.
If you use LineCast for free, you have a maximum vertical frame size of 960 pixels and maximum bitrate of 1 Mbps. Any purchased option removes these limits, and the video quality is only bound by the network bandwidth and the camera quality itself.
Yes. When the camera detects motion, a push notification is sent to the web browser. To enable this, you only need to connect to the camera and press the button under the live stream.
You can connect to your camera from any device including iPhone. However, we only support Android phones as camera devices so far.
Only if you share the access link and the camera password with that person. If you enable two-factor authentication, then only people having access to the phone generating the security codes can connect to the camera.
No. LineCast displays a notification in the system tray when your phone is used as a camera. This is a security requirement from Android. You easily notice this activity on your phone. Also, in order to start capture, someone would have to interact with your phone.
We do not send them at all. We do not employ typical app marketing techniques such as serving ads in the free version and upselling through notifications.
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