Pet lovers often face a dilemma when they step out of their homes as to how would they know what their pet would be doing. Will it be up to some mischief and get hurt, will they be all right, the mind ponders over various possibilities. To give a solution to these issues pet cameras are used to keep an eye on the furry and feathery friends at home.
The home automation companies introduced these as pet cameras which are smart gadgets for your home. Recently a write up about pet cameras had been published in huffingtonpost.in. From that, eight pet cameras which have a distinctive advantage over others are:
The Petzi Treat Cam
The Petzi Treat camera is a smart device with wifi connection and remote treat dispenser. It comes with a petzi app which can be installed on the user’s smartphone. Through this app, the owner can see the pet, talk to it, offer it some snacks and even click pics of the pet enjoying snacks and share it on social media through the Petzi social network.
It has smartly designed treat launcher, voice communication facility and wide angle camera with dark vision technique. The only disadvantage is that, though the pet can hear what the owner talks to it, the owner will not be able to listen to the voice of his pet.
Pawbo Pet Camera
This camera has 110-degree wide camera lens, 720 Hp video recording and photography, and a treat tray which can be swivelled. It also has a laser dot chase game to keep the pets engaged. Pawbo is regarded as one of the most versatile pet cameras available in the market. The only disadvantage is that it does not support night vision. So owners of pet cats might find it difficult to keep track of its night activities.
This camera along with other features of previous two cameras has a two-way communication interface between the pet and owner and also soothing scent dispensing facilities. There is also an additional Pawcall button which blinks when the owner is free to chat. It will be placed on the ground or wall readily available by the pet. It can be trained in such a way that when it sees the blinking light, it will press the button and call the owner. Its only drawback is that it is costlier than other pet cameras.
Petcube is a moderately priced pet camera with 138-degree wide angle, two-way audio and laser game to keep the pet occupied. The only disadvantage is that it does not dispense treats.
The Motorola Scout66 offers an app interface which clearly shows the pet’s environment like the room temperature and other minute details. Thus the owner can be sure that the pet is cozy and comfortable. But the only disadvantage is that if users want to use all advanced features, then they have to subscribe to a Hubble connected plan.
Eyenimal Cat Videocam
As the name itself denotes, it is a lightweight camera specially designed for cats and other small animals. Here there is an option to set the video to motion detection mode. So the video only records when the animal moves, thereby saving disk space. The disadvantages are low battery life and absence of live streaming facility.
Pairing of GoPro camera with GoPro Fetch Harness
This unique pairing helps the user in viewing the world from a dog’s point of view. It can be mounted on dog’s chest to monitor daily activities like digging, eating, and other front paw actions. It can also be mounted to dog’s backside. The disadvantages of this are that it can’t be used for small pups or cats. Also, the whole system is expensive.
Arlo Smart Home Security Camera
This camera is cent percent wire free and delivers HD quality videos and pictures even in the dark. It is also weatherproof and so can be easily used to monitor pet’s outdoor activity. It has an additional advantage that it also functions as a home security system in addition to pet monitoring. But at the same time, it lacks some pet specific programs available in the previous cameras.
Hence, just like an efficient home automation system creates a safe and secure environment for the humans, pet cameras ensure the safety and well-being of pets.