iPhone 4 FaceTime Remote Home Monitoring Guide

Ever thought about utilising FaceTime on your iPhone 4 or iPhone Touch 4G as a remote home surveillance monitor so you can keep an eye on your dwelling no matter where you are? Well apparently you can do this and we have a guide on how to do so below.

The iPhone 4 FaceTime remote home monitoring guide comes out way by courtesy of Redmond Pie and by way of Corndog Computers, and involves setting up your Mac with FaceTime software so that it auto-answers any incoming FaceTime call.

SO here’s how the guide goes…first off download and install FaceTime for Mac, next navigate to “System Preferences>Universal Access” and “Enable Access for Assisted Devices.” Next start AppleScript Editor and copy this code…

— Facetime Auto Answer
— Copyright ©2010 CornDog Computers
— twitter: @CornDoggyRob
repeat
— Check to see if Facetime is active
tell application “System Events” to set theCount to the count of (processes whose name is “Facetime”)
if theCount = 0 then
do shell script “sleep 1”
else
tell application “FaceTime” to activate
do shell script “sleep 2”
tell application “FaceTime” to activate
tell application “System Events” to tell process “FaceTime”
if name of front window contains “with” then
do shell script “sleep 5”
else
tell application “System Events” to activate application “FaceTime”
keystroke return
do shell script “sleep 5”
— Check to see if call is active
tell application “System Events” to tell process “FaceTime”
if name of front window contains “with” then
do shell script “sleep 5”
else
— Quit Facetime if call is not active
tell application “FaceTime” to quit
do shell script “sleep 5”
end if
end tell
end if
end tell
end if
end repeat
end

Next save the code as an app to your desktop and give it a relevant name. Then you start FaceTime for Mac and assign any personal email address for FaceTime calls that other people will be unaware of. Next you start the application you previously named and saved to your desktop whenever you require your Mac to answer FaceTime calls

And that’s it, job done and you should now be able to remotely monitor your home from anywhere by FaceTime calling your Mac from your iPhone 4. Try it out and give it a shot and let us know how you get on.

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    ben says:

    Does this work on mountain lion? Ive done everything correctly, but get an error. “Can’t get window 1 of “FaceTime” of application “system events”. Invalid index.”

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