3 webcams to Watch Your Pet While At Work.
You take great pains to secure your home and loved ones — but what about the furry or feathered members of your family? Have you ever wanted to check in on the well-being of sick or elderly pets, help calm an anxious pet, and find out if your pet is misbehaving?
Fortunately, you can. There are plenty of pet cameras on the market that can offer animal owners priceless peace of mind. To help you find the perfect cam to keep an eye on your pet, we’ve researched dozens of pet cameras and chosen eight that offer distinct advantages over their competitors.
1. Petzi Treat Cam
List price: $169.99
Crowdfunded on Indiegogo, the Petzi Treat Cam is a Wi-Fi connected pet camera and remote treat dispenser. Petzi doesn’t just let you see your pet — it lets you chat with them or give them a snack, too. Through the Petzi app — available for Apple® and Android devices — you can also snap a picture of your pet enjoying their snack and share it with friends and family through the Petzi Social Network. Petzi sells treats to put in the dispensary, but the launcher will work with nearly any dry pet treat that is smaller than 1 inch.
Petzi Treat Cam also features voice communication, a wide-angle camera with night vision, and up to 720p video. It comes with multiple mounting options that allow you to place it on the floor or secure it to a wall.
2. PetChatz HD
List price: $379
Similar to other pet cams, PetChatz HD offers live video steaming and person-to-pet communication. However, it also boasts a few unique features we haven’t found in any other product. Most notably, pet parents will love the two-way video calling and soothing scent dispensing capabilities. Additional features of this pet camera include sound and motion detection.
You can also purchase the optional PawCall button, which lets your pet call you. Place the PawCall button on the floor or wall near your system, schedule call times in your PetChatz web app, and a light on the PawCall button lets your pet know you’re available for a chat. Your pet can then press the button to initiate a two-way call.
The Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera is an attractive, moderately priced pet cam. It offers a 138-degree wide-angle HD video camera with recording capabilities, two-way audio, and motion- and sound-detection capabilities. It does not dispense treats, but it does come with a built-in laser pointer toy that can be controlled via the Petcube app. To play with your pet, simply drag your finger across your smartphone screen and watch them chase the laser.
Through the Petcube app — available for iOS, Android, and even the Apple Watch — users can also share clips of their pet or grant friends and family access to the Petcube camera stream. Petcube connections are protected with 128-bit encryption and a number of other security protocols.