Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams have become very trendy in recent years… and with good reason! Take a look at what these devices do, why people love them, and how to choose the right one for your own home.

Ever wonder what your fur babes do when they’re home alone? You’re not the only one! As dog and cat parents continue to develop deeper relationships with their animals, it’s not uncommon for them to wonder what Fido and Fluffy do behind closed doors. Fortunately, there’s a popular gadget on the market designed to satisfy that burning curiosity – and it offers countless other perks, too! Let’s take a look at pet cams and why they’ve become so popular.

What they are

Like nanny cams, pet cams are remote monitoring video cameras that allow animal caretakers to easily watch their companion animals while they’re away from home or in another room. This technology is handy for many reasons (more on that later), and incredibly easy to integrate into your home!

Step one: Find a pet cam that’s right for you (see sidebar below)

Step two: Set up the pet cam

Step three: Connect the pet cam to your Smartphone using Bluetooth technology

Step four: Keep an eye on your furry friends, no matter where you are!

Noteworthy perks

You might be wondering…“can’t I just buy a security camera?”

Sure, you could! But pet cams are far superior to traditional security cameras for many reasons. Designed specifically to improve your relationship with your dog or cat and make it easier to care for him while you’re gone, these devices all boast an impressive array of features.

Two-way audio and video – “Hey, Alexa? Feed the cat.” Believe it or not, some pet cams have voice technology, so not only can you watch your animal while you’re out – you can tend to her needs from afar. Integrated speakers also allow you to interact directly with your dog or cat, so you can praise her for being such a good girl (or tell her to get off the counter!).

Night vision – Heading out after dark? No need to leave the lights on! Most pet cams have night vision mode, so you can oversee your companions at any hour.

Zoom and swivel – Can’t quite see what your pup’s doing over in the corner? Zoom and swivel features allow you to adjust the camera from your phone so you can get a better look.

Treat dispenser – Take your long-distance praise to the next level by offering your fur babe a treat at the touch of a button! Pet cams with treat dispensing technology are a bit larger, and have a separate vessel where treats (or kibble) can be inserted.

Integrated laser – If you’re worried that your kitty is getting bored when you’re at work, it might be worth investing in a pet cam with a built-in laser. Operate it directly from your phone and watch from afar as your feline chases the beam around the room!

Privacy encryption – While some are more secure than others, most pet cams come with built-in privacy encryption software, so you don’t have to worry about hackers.

Thought you couldn’t be any closer with your dog or cat? Think again! Pet cams are a wonderful, modern way to give your animals a better quality of life – and you peace of mind!