Security camera text message

Security camera text message sending isn’t that difficult if you have the right camera. Wouldn’t it be great if you had eyes in the back of your head?  You can have that with a security camera if you have it watching your property. You can’t be at your house or your business all of the time, but you can have a camera there 24/7.

Security Camera Text Message Basics

Security cameras today can send you an SMS text message when they detect motion. This works through software that monitors the image coming from the security camera.  The security camera sometimes has this software built into it so that you don’t need special software. These all in one security systems are basically autonomous. They can act on their own and email you or send an SMS text message to you when they detect motion.  They do this by analyzing the change in the image from its past state to its current state. If the pixels have changed significantly enough, then it detects the change in the pixels and registers that as a change in motion.

Next, the camera sends the SMS text message through the internet. It does this through whatever internet connection the camera has at the time. An important and yet obvious note here that unless you have a good internet connection, you won’t get the text message.  That’s why it’s important not to rely on only one security method when securing your property. Someone can cut your cable or dsl line and thus render your system inoperable.

Let’s now get down to the nitty gritty. What address do you send the email to from your security camera.  Sometimes this is difficult to find out. It’s not the same for every cell phone carrier. Here is how you can send emails to cell phones on all the major carriers:

Security Camera Text Message Carrier Specific Settings

Alltel
[10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
Example: 1234567891@message.alltel.com

AT&T
[10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
Example: 1234567891@txt.att.net

For multimedia messages, use [10-digit-number]@mms.att.net
Example: 1234567891@mms.att.net

Boost Mobile
[10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Example: 1234567891@myboostmobile.com

Cricket Wireless
[10-digit phone number]@sms.mycricket.com
Example: 1234567890@sms.mycricket.com

For multimedia messages: [10-digit phone number]@mms.mycricket.com
Example: 1234567890@mms.mycricket.com

Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Example: 2005897532@messaging.nextel.com

Sprint (now Sprint Nextel)
[10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Example: 2005897532@messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile
[10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Example: 2005897532@tmomail.net

Verizon
[10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
Example: 2005897532@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile USA
[10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Example: 5571234567@vmobl.com

Other U.S. and Canadian carriers:

Centennial Wireless: [10-digit-phone-number]@cwemail.com

Cellular South: [10-digit-phone-number]@csouth1.com

Cincinnati Bell: [10-digit-phone-number]@gocbw.com

Qwest: [10-digit-phone-number]@qwestmp.com

Bell Canada: [10-digit-phone-number]@txt.bellmobility.ca

Telus: [10-digit-phone-number]@msg.telus.com

Rogers: [10-digit-phone-number]@pcs.rogers.com