Ever want to take a trip but can’t bare to be away from your little fur babies? Whenever I travel I get a sitter that checks in once a day to feed and re-water my cats as well as give them some attention and scritches. But still, it’s hard for me to enjoy my trip because I’m constant wondering what they’re up to! We’ve all heard of dash cams for cars and ring cams for the door, it’s only inevitable we have pet cameras to watch our pets when we’re away from home.
I know some cameras surveil the area 24/7 while some only turn on when they sense motion activity. I’ve also seen pet cameras that are able to give your pets treats and include a whole smart system that lets you know when food or water levels are low and allow you to refill from your phone.
There are actually a ton of NEW products that fulfill your pet spy cam needs and the average price range seem to from $15-$150.
Let’s take a look into the top 5 pet cameras to watch your pets from your phone while you are gone!
The Furbo Dog Camera is the treat tossing camera that I mentioned before. Not only are you able to watch your pets directly from your phone, you can actually make the device give your pet a treat. Most likely a dog or a cat, I don’t know if this thing can aim treats into a fish bowl.
It has crystal clear 1080p full HD resolution and excellent night vision as well so you can watch your pet any time of the day. There is also 2-way audio so you can talk to your little fur baby or even be notified when your dog is barking.
The Furbo Dog Camera is one of the more pricier options, obviously considering the smart phone/wifi features it comes with. After watching it for a while, I’ve seen the price vary from $118 – $129.
The Petcube Cam Pet Monitoring Camera also includes a 1080p HD video camera where you can watch your pets directly from your phone or other smart device. It includes night vision watching as well as 2-way audio so you can tell fido how much you miss them or tell your kitty to get down when she’s walking on the kitchen counters.
There’s also a neat feature where there’s a built in chat system where you can contact your veterinarian or one from a network tied to the Petcube Cam in case you have any concerns while you are traveling or on that work trip.
It may not have all the bells and whistles of the prior camera that can toss your pet treats, but I do like the convenience of being able to hang it anywhere for a wider view of the room. It’s also a lot more affordable with a price around $33.99-$39.99.
An upgraded version of the Petcube Cam Pet Monitoring Camera is its newer and more advanced model, the Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy. It contains all of the goodies its previous model has like a 1080p HD camera, night vision, and 2-way audio so you can your pets can ‘talk’.
What it includes that its previous model doesn’t is an awesome laser toy feature! Keep your cat or dog company by remotely playing with a laser today, I know my cats love these things.
It comes with an easy-to-use mobile app where you can access the microphone to talk and hear your pet, play with the built-in laser toy, and take any photos and videos if your pet being adorable even while you’re away. Or if they’re my cats, photograph evidence of them being naughty and scratching the couch!
There is a built-in Alexa feature so you can dictate what action you’d like the app to perform as well as alerts you can set up to notify you when there’s any motion or sound, like your dog barking in the middle of the night.
All of these robust features and the ability to play with your pet while you’re gone may cost you a bit with one of the more expensive models. Average price: $199.00.
For more of a basic option but still providing all of the functions you need, a great option would be the popular Blink Mini company, made by Amazon. It is more of an all around camera for your home which includes many of the same features as the pet cameras like a 1080p HD camera, all though it is wired and you’ll need to plug it in where the previous cameras operated through wifi or bluetooth.
The Blink Mini home camera includes 2-way audio and microphone so you can tell your pets you miss them as well as motion and sound detection that will send a notification straight to your phone if there’s a bit more commotion than usual. And all of this can be accessed from the super easy-to-use Blink app, which automatically works with Alexa.
This camera is definitely a great option for those on a budget and is useful even if you don’t have pets and just want to keep an eye on your home while you are away on a trip. The average price is $19.99.
The 2k bluerams Baby Monitor / Dog Camera is a great mid-range option that operates like it is a top-of-the-line product! It includes 2k resolution as well as a 360 degree camera that can swivel around and view the whole room. Like the previous mentioned cameras, there is motion detection as well as 2-way audio so you can talk to and monitor any sounds your pet makes.
The 2k bluerams Baby Monitor / Dog Camera can also easily connect with Alexa for ease of use if you want switch camera angles or activate the microphone. You’re also able to receive notifications directly on your phone if there is any motion or sound detected.
The bluerams cloud allows your to store all of your moments that can easily be accessed anytime you want and even offers a trial subscription.
This is one of Amazon’s top selling products in general so the price can fluctuate a bit but there’s often great deals to be found. The average price is around $25.00-$40.00.
There are many different options to choose from in all different price ranges containing simple features like just having an ordinary surveillance camera in your home to more robust options where there is more interaction with your pets.
All are great options, the price of having relief of knowing your pet is okay while you are away from home on a relaxing vacation or a business trip is priceless. It may seem a bit excessive, but if you are pet owner, you’d totally understand!
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