Best Pet Monitoring Cameras For 2017

Are you constantly worried about your pets when you leave the house? Sick and tired of coming home to a trashed house? Maybe you’re just looking to interact with them while you’re away from home.

There will be times when you simply can’t be home with your furry friends as much as you want to be. You may be busy with work or going to stay away overnight due to some other obligation you simply can’t pull yourself away from. Whatever the reason, our pets can be left feeling as distraught as we are. It’s hard to be away from them and they’ll surely miss us in our absence just as well, but what can we do?

One way to solve this problem is to hire a pet-sitter or asking a family member or friend to watch over your pet while you’re away. However, there’s one other option that’s more suited to your needs – one that will help you save money in the long run and give you complete peace of mind. We’re talking about pet monitoring cameras, which are almost as good as watching your pets 24/7. With it, you can remotely monitor your pets so you can be at ease knowing that you can keep tabs on their safety and well-being. What’s more, some monitoring systems even let you interact with your furry friends through a two-way audio, as well as dispense treats.

For worried pet parents (just like me), set your mind at ease with our list of the 10 best pet monitoring cameras for 2017

What to Look for in a Pet Monitoring Camera

When it comes to pet monitoring cameras, there’s a wide range of options for you to choose from. From simple solutions to high-spec models, you’re spoiled for choice with security cameras that are sure to meet your specific needs. However, the fact that you have a lot of options means it can be pretty overwhelming once it’s time to make a buying decision.

Here at HomeSecurityList, we’re all about quality and reliability. We’ve scoured the market for some of the best-selling, most popular, and well-reviewed monitoring cameras to help you make the right choice for your home security needs. Nowadays, there are a lot of companies designing security cameras that are specifically suited to monitoring your pets and interacting with them while you’re on the go. There are a number of features that are missing from standard security systems that help set a pet monitoring camera apart. The way we picked the best pet monitoring cameras for 2017 are mostly due to the following factors:

  • 24/7 Live Streaming Capability. Your main purpose of purchasing a pet camera is to be able to monitor what your pets are doing when you’re away from home. A good monitoring camera comes with a dedicated mobile app from which you can check up on your pets in real time.
  • Two-Way Communication. This may not a be top priority to some but a pet monitoring camera that gives you the ability to interact with your furry pals is definitely a huge plus. Make sure to go for a pet camera that comes built with a mic and speaker.
  • Night Vision Mode. A pet camera with crisp and clear infrared night vision feature will come in handy to those who are always traveling or working late.
  • Motion and Sound Sensor. The best pet monitoring cameras are more advanced than your typical security camera system in that they offer a bunch of features you’ll find valuable. Motion and/or sound activation is a perfect example of a feature that alerts you whenever your pet is barking excessively or has left a certain area in your home.
  • Unique Features. Some pet monitoring cameras have a bunch of unique features, like a built-in treat dispenser. This way, you can still make your pooch happy by giving them their favorite treats even while you’re away!

But as with anything, every pet monitoring camera has its own unique set of features, which is why it wasn’t an easy job to list down the very best! Read this guide to help you find which security camera works for you and your pet.

Best Pet Monitoring Cameras for 2017

Check out all the different choice available and what specific features each of them has. Hopefully, this will help you get a better idea of which to purchase.

CONNECTIVITY FIELD OF VIEW RESOLUTION NIGHT VISION SOUND FEATURE MOVEMENT OTHER UNIQUE FEATURES Check Price
Furbo Dog Camera Wi-Fi 120° wide-angle view 720p IR LEDs, 10-20 feet Built-in mic and speaker No pan/tilt capability, has 4x digital zoom Treat Dispenser Check Price
YI Dome Camera Wi-Fi 112° wide-angle view 720p Non-Invasive (940nm) IR Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability Baby Cry Detection, Auto-Cruise Mode, Check Price
Petzi Treat Cam Wi-Fi Not Specified 720p IR LEDs, up to 6.5 feet One-way audio only No pan/tilt capability Treat Dispenser Check Price
SOTION Super HD 960P Monitor Wi-Fi 120° wide-angle view 720p IR LEDs, up to 33 feet Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability with 4x zoom control Allows up to 4 viewers at a time Check Price
MiSafes WiFi Baby, Pet Video Monitors Wi-Fi 120° wide-angle view 720p No Night Vision Feature Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability Allows up to 4 viewers at a time Check Price
Wansview K2 – B Crystal IP Camera Wi-Fi 120° wide-angle view 720p IR LEDs, 30 feet One-way audio only No pan/tilt capability Get alerts for motion, sound, temperature, and humidity Check Price
Nexgadget WiFi IP Camera Wi-Fi (except 5G) 120° wide-angle view 720p IR LEDs, 16 feet Built-in mic and speaker No pan/tilt capability Get alerts for motion detection, complete with snapshots and video Check Price
Ouvis veezon Wireless IP Camera Wi-Fi Not Specified 720p IR LEDs, 30 feet Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability Get video clips and alerts when motion is detected Check Price
Yafeite 720P HD Wireless IP Camera Wi-Fi Not Specified 720p IR LEDs, 30 feet Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability Get video clips and alerts when motion is detected Check Price
LeFun 720P Wifi Wireless Camera Wi-Fi and Ethernet Not Specified 720p IR LEDs, 32 feet Built-in mic and speaker Pan-tilt capability Allow multiple devices to access the camera Check Price

Here’s a fairly new kid on the block, but one that’s already made waves in the market the moment it was launched: The Furbo Dog Camera by pet technology startup company, Tomofun. This crowdfunded pet monitoring camera has a unique design and feature set that’s tailored with your pets in mind. It lets you see, talk, and even toss a treat to your pet even while you’re away!

We absolutely love the Furbo Dog Camera’s sleek design, allowing you to place it just about anywhere in your home without being too obtrusive. Setting it up is pretty easy, too. All you need is an Internet connection and Wi-Fi signal, download the free Furbo iOS/Android app, and you’re all set! With the mobile app, you can check on your furry pals and find out what they’re up to even when you’re away from home. Perhaps the only thing that’s lacking is that this camera doesn’t have a pan/tilt capability, although it has nice digital zoom function.

You’ll immediately notice there are different color status lights. A white light shows that your pet camera has power. Green light means you’re ready to get set up. A purple light tells you that the camera isn’t connected to the Wi-Fi, while a yellow light shows you it’s connected to the Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, a blue light means that your pet camera is being used and is logged on to the mobile app. We like how they strategically chose the blue and yellow status lights because dogs can see these colors, which means they can tell when you’re using the camera.

The Furbo Dog Camera has a barking alert function that sends push notifications to your phone when your pet barks, thus allowing you to check on the situation, respond to it, and soothe your pet in real time. The smart sensor can distinguish barking from background noises so you want have to trouble yourself with false alarms. What’s more, the camera lets you take snapshots and record video clips. You can even save or share them on social media if you like.

We’re amazed by this monitoring camera’s crisp and clear video, with 720p HD resolution for video streaming and an impressive 120° wide-angle view so you can see more from a specified area in your home. We’re also digging the night vision function, with built-in IR LEDs that allow you to see an impressively clear view of your pets and their surroundings despite in the dark.

The camera also features built-in microphone and speakers so you can you can talk and listen to your pooch just like you’re right there with them. Best of all, the Furbo Dog Camera is one of the few pet monitoring cameras out there that come with a treat dispenser that lets you toss your pet’s favorite snack simply by swiping on your phone using the Furbo app. The camera is especially designed to allow you to launch treats into the air, making it even more fun for your pets to chase after. You can fill up the dispenser up to 30 pieces of your dog’s favorite treats, but it depends on the compatibility of the treat, as well as its size and texture. Most treats are compatible with this device, but we recommend you place round and non-crushable snacks about half to one inch. Now, you have nothing to worry about except watching over your pets’ calorie consumption!

 

PROS:
  • Ideal for both cats and dogs
  • Great night vision feature
  • Wide field of view (120°)
  • Has two-talk talk capability
  • Comes with free dedicated iOS/Android app
  • Dispenses treats with the push of a button
  • Comes with barking alert and push notification features
  • Take snapshots and video clips, as well as share on social media

CONS:
  • Has lower video resolution compared to other models
  • More expensive than many other pet monitoring cameras
  • Does not have pan/tilt capability

Coming in at the second spot in our list of the best pet monitoring cameras is the feature-packed and competitively priced wireless IP security surveillance camera by YI. This security camera is one for those who are on a tight budget but still want to enjoy the features and benefits that come with a high-end model. It’s a smart, practical, and versatile dome camera that’s easy to set up and install. You can place it on a flat surface or mount it on your wall or ceiling. Whatever your preference, this sleek-looking camera won’t be obtrusive. It boasts a crisp and clear 720p HD, with a 112-degree wide-angle advanced glass lens. This is perfectly combined with the camera’s pan-tilt capability that allows you to move it up to 345° horizontally and up to 115° vertically, thus creating a complete 360° rotation coverage with practically zero blind spots!

To control the camera, YI offers one convenient app that’s available on iOS and Android. With this handy app, you’ll get a user-friendly, powerful, and intuitive user interface where you can easily customize camera settings according to your preference. The app supports connectivity to multiple number of devices with the same app or account, for maximum convenience.

With the system’s fluid Navigation System, you have completely control over the camera’s viewing capabilities anytime and anywhere, without lifting a finger. Simply use the touchscreen of your phone and keep rotating until you find what you’re looking for. Apart from this, you’ll be spoiled for choice with tons of smart features such as the following:

  • Smart Motion Tracking feature with advanced motion algorithms that detect motion and automatically track and capture movement trajectory;
  • Bookmarks where you can choose up to 8 different locations as your preferred viewing angles and return to them with a simple tap of a button;
  • Auto-Cruise Mode that surveys the area 360° horizontally (will come in handy for large rooms with multiple areas that require a quick scan) or cruises your bookmarks;
  • Auto-Masking Mode where your lens goes “under cover” for an extra sense of security that ensure there will be no recording without your permission when not in use

Talk about ultra-flexible!

If you’re wondering whether or not this monitoring camera can keep your mind at ease at night, too, the answer is a solid YES. The YI Dome Camera features crystal-clear night vision with its 8 non-invasive built-in 940nm IR LEDs that ensure HD footage even in the dark, up to 10 feet. This ensures that your pet or baby won’t be disturbed by the glared caused by LED lights.

Apart from the one mentioned above, this feature-rich camera also sends you real-time activity alerts when motion is detected. This is one of the hallmark features of the YI Dome Camera as it accurately identifies, tracks, and records motion to help you keep up with everything that’s going on at home, even when you’re not around. What’s more, you have the option to tweak the settings to let the system send 10-second activity alerts to your phone. It’s that convenient!

This baby and pet monitoring camera also has an intuitive Baby Crying Detection function that distinguishes a baby crying signature within 5 meters from the surrounding audio, all thanks to the camera’s highly advanced voice recognition algorithm. With this, you’ll be notified via a ‘Baby Cry’ alert from the app. And when the Video Alert feature is on, you can also receive a footage, along with the crying audio. On top of this, the camera also comes with built-in microphone with anti-noise filter that reduces latency and allows for a smoother audio experience. And since it has a two-way talk capability, you can use this camera as an intercom as well, where one party can talk and listen at the same time; or in hands-free mode where both parties can freely talk and listen for maximum flexibility.

The YI Dome Camera also has a simple and flexible storage option. It supports loop recordings of motion-detected and continuous videos on local storage. With a 32GB MicroSD card (sold separately), you can store up to 80 hours of video content. Unfortunately, there’s still no support for cloud storage although YI has recently announced their Cloud Service which will soon be added into the system, along with the latest and maximum security protocol.

PROS:
  • Competitively priced
  • Easy to install
  • Pan-tilt control
  • Wide field of view (112°)
  • Crisp and clear night vision with non-invasive IR LEDs
  • High-quality video resolution
  • Two-way talk capability
  • Smart motion and sound alerts

CONS:
  • No support for cloud storage
  • Some issues with the mobile app (some users reported annoying ad alerts)

Another crowdfunded favorite is the Petzi Treat Cam. Much like Furbo, this revolutionary pet monitoring camera offers a fun and easy way to check on your pet from anywhere, at any time. With this camera, you can stay connected with your home and pets with the help of the Petzi iOS/Android app. Simply plug it in using the AC adapter, connect to the Wi-Fi, and you can now easily check in and interact with your pets even while you’re away. This wide-angle camera features 720p HD video resolution that allows you to see everything clearly. And with the night vision function, you won’t be left out in the dark at any time. And if that’s not enough, you can take snapshots using the app, as well as share them on social media. This also allows you to link up with other pet owners and breeders. This feature has been proven to be fun for pet owners.

Apart from being able to see your pets, you can also talk to them with the use of the Petzi Tream Cam’s voice function. The camera comes built with a speaker, so you can easily interact with your pets with the help of the high-quality audio. Unfortunately, this feature is unidirectional, which means your pet can hear you but you can’t hear them. Also, some pet owners reported that it might take your furry friends a little time to figure out how this works. Some dogs were even scared by the random talking voice coming from the camera, while others didn’t really make the association between their owner and the camera. However, most pets figured it out pretty quickly and didn’t have an issue.

Perhaps the coolest feature the Petzi Treat Cam is – yes you guessed it right – the treat dispenser! With a simple tap on your smartphone or tablet, you can use Petzi’s built-in treat launcher to offer your pet their favorite snack or treat. This treat dispenser is compatible with pretty much any treat as long as they’re 1 inch in length, or less. You can activate the treat launcher using the Petzi mobile app. With this, you can still interact and play around with your pets even when you’re not with them.

But while we love the features that come with the Petzi Treat Cam, it requires some improvements. We’d like to see the addition of a video recording function apart from the snapshot feature. The ability to record video throughout the day would also be a welcome addition. At the time of this review, users are only able to view the camera once it’s connected with their phone. A few minutes after opening the app, it will ask you if you’re still watching your pet and if you don’t respond, it will disconnect automatically. In short, you can’t see what happened prior to opening the app. It would also be great if users can set it up to alert them when motion or sound is detected.

PROS:
  • HD video resolution
  • Sleek and compact design (can be placed anywhere)
  • Easy to install
  • Connect and share precious moments with your pets on social media
  • Built-in treat dispenser

CONS:
  • More expensive than other models
  • Camera only turns on when you connect through the app
  • No pan/tilt capability
  • One-way audio only
  • No motion and sound detection
  • Can only take snapshots (can’t record video throughout the day)

Getting a spot in our list of the best pet monitoring cameras for 2017 is SOTION’s Super HD 960P Wireless Network IP Security Surveillance Video Camera System. With its impressive 960p video resolution, you’ll get stunning, crystal-clear HD remote live video streaming like no other. Simply download the dedicated SotionCam app on your iOS or Android device, plug in the cable, scan the QR code to get the camera ID, choose a network, and input the password. That’s it, you’re all set! The app is pretty easy to use, even for those who are not tech-savvy. What’s more, it supports up to 4 live video played simultaneously on devices with the same app or account. Talk about ultimate convenience!

The SOTION Video Camera System features superior quality 3.6mm lens with H.264 video compression format for maximum clarity. The camera also has impressive PTZ control that allows you to pan it up to 355º, tilt up to 120º, and zoom digitally up to 4x via your smartphone, tablet, and/or PC. It’s the ideal camera for watching over your baby, pet, and/or elderly at home.

Don’t want to be left in the dark? This camera comes built with 10 infrared LEDs for crisp and clear night vision, up to 33 feet. You can even automatically or manually turn this mode on/off from the Sotioncam app. Additionally, the camera has intelligent motion detection that sends you notifications and snapshots when motion is detected. These images will be saved on the app instead of sending them via email, which some people might find troublesome. You can also record and playback video via local storage (microSD card). You can download these videos from the memory card to the app, as well. The sensitivity of the motion sensor can easily be adjusted and you can set up the alarm schedule and sound, as well.

For those who want to stay in touch with their loved ones, the SOTION Video Camera System also has a built-in microphone and speaker so you can interact with your family and pets anywhere you go. Now, you’ll feel like you’ve never left home at all!

PROS:
  • Competitively priced
  • Superior video quality (960p)
  • PTZ control
  • IR LEDs for super-clear night vision up to 33 feet
  • Connect up to 4 devices for camera control
  • Two-way talk feature
  • Smart motion detection and alerts

CONS:
  • No support for cloud storage
  • Not a lot of unique features tailored towards monitoring your pets

Another security camera that’s quickly making a name for itself is the MiSafes Security Camera. Because apart from being an excellent choice for monitoring your pets, you can also use it for watching over your baby and/or the babysitter when you’re away from home!

First off, the MiSafes Wireless Security Camera has a fun and kid-friendly design, with a sturdy magnetic base that allows you to attach the device to any flat surface as home decor. What’s more, this magnetic base allows you to rotate the camera up to a full 360°, so you can see the entire room and not just a particular spot in an area. You can choose from three different colors: Black, white, and blue. This wireless monitoring camera provides high-quality HD (720p) video streaming with 120° wide-angle view that you can remotely view using the Misafecam app from your smartphone, tablet, or PC – no subscription fees whatsoever. For those who are looking for a night vision mode, however, MiSafes may not be your best option since it doesn’t have night vision.

The MiSafes camera comes built with a two-way audio and remote view function that lets you view and connect with your family, pets, and friends anytime and anywhere. The great thing about this camera is that it allows up to 4 viewers at the same time using the app, so you can invite other family members and share precious moments through videos. To save on cost, MiSafes went for an SD card function for local storage, where you can save up to 64GB worth of images and video clips. At the time of writing, however, it doesn’t support cloud storage which could have been a welcome addition for those who wish to store data remotely.

On the upside, the camera has a motion detection function that’s recently been added into the app. With this, you’ll receive push notifications whenever there’s movement or sound in a room. It also gives you the option to turn sound alerts on and off. It’s a really nice feature for when you don’t want to receive constant alerts when sound is detected, like when your dogs are barking.

PROS:
  • Competitively priced
  • Sleek and kid-friendly design
  • Ideal for monitoring your baby and/or pets
  • Comes with two-way talk feature
  • Sound and motion alert with option to turn it on/off
  • View and record video remotely and in real time
  • SD card local storage support (up to 64GB)
  • 360° rotation magnetic base
  • Wide field of view (120°)

CONS:
  • No cloud storage support
  • No night vision mode
  • No tilt/zoom capability

Another security camera that’s receiving a lot of love among home and pet owners is the Wansview K2 – B Crystal IP Camera. It’s extremely easy to set up and install and in less than 5 minutes, you can immediately start securely streaming HD video (720p) for monitoring your home, pets, and/or baby. The camera comes with a dedicated mobile app that you can get for your mobile device simply by scanning the QR code on the underside of the camera. With this app, you can connect to any Android or iOS device. All you need is a strong Wi-Fi signal paired with this easy-to-use app.

Design wise, the Wansview K2 – B Crystal IP Camera is a real winner. With its super-sleek, ultra-slim design, you can place it anywhere in your home without being too obtrusive. The camera has a remarkable 120-degree viewing angle so you get to see more from a certain area in your home and not miss a thing.  Additionally, you have the option to save video clips to your phone or PC and watch them any time you like. And if that’s not enough, you can also capture special moments and share them with your friends and family on social media!

Apart from providing you with crystal-clear image during daylight, this camera also has a night vision mode, with 4 infrared LEDs that allow you to monitor your kids and/or pets at home in low to no light conditions, up to 30 feet. Now, you have the peace of mind knowing that you can check up on them 24/7 even while you’re away!

Wondering what your pets are up to or if your baby is sleeping well? With this camera’s audio feature, you can hear and listen to what’s happening in your home simply by using the app so no matter how far you go, you’ll always feel connected to your home. It’s worth noting, though, that this model does NOT support two-way audio. There’s a built-in mic but no speaker, which means you can only listen in but won’t be able to interact with those at home. On the upside, the app lets you set a number of functions, including setting up zones for motion, sound, temperature, as well as humidity. This way, you can not only keep an eye on your loved ones, but can also keep your home and assets safe and secure. Talk about a small yet powerful security camera!

PROS:
  • Budget-friendly (you get what you pay for)
  • User-friendly design
  • PTZ control
  • Superb video quality (for the price)
  • Impressive night vision function
  • Wide field of view (120°)
  • Audio quality is good and sensitive
  • Alerts for motion, sound, temperature, and humidity

CONS:
  • Audio capability is unidirectional
  • Not a lot of unique features to set it apart from the rest

Next on our list is the WiFi IP Home Security Camera by Nexgadget. This small yet powerful monitoring camera is ideal for those who are in need of a budget-friendly home security solution, particularly for monitoring not just their home but also their loved ones, from babies and elderly persons, to cats and dogs. You’ll never be out of the loop again, even while you’re away from home. Simply download the iSmartViewPro app to your smartphone or tablet, and you’re all set!

With this security camera, you’ll finally free yourself from the complex setup process that usually comes with traditional monitoring systems. Now, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be able to set up and install a home security camera.  You can quickly and easily set it up even without hiring a professional. As long as you have a strong Wi-Fi signal and you’ve downloaded the app, you can instantly see live video from your smartphone, tablet, or PC – anytime and anywhere.

With the built-in microphone and speaker, the Nexgadget WiFi IP Home Security Camera not only lets you see what’s happening at home but also lets you listen to and interact with your loved ones. This two-way audio capability can be used as an intercom, as well. You can even use it to tell your pooch to get off the couch or to warn intruders that the police are on the way.

The Nexgadget WiFi IP Home Security Camera features a high-definition 720p video resolution so you won’t have to miss even the smallest of details. And with its dual IR-CUT Filter auto-switch, you’ll enjoy continuous and uncompromised day and night surveillance, thanks to the 8 IR LEDs that come built in the system. With this, you can see everything clearly up to 16 feet, even in total darkness. The camera lets you view and record live video 24/7 so you’ll never miss a single moment.

Lastly, the camera comes with a motion sensor that alerts you whenever it detects abnormal movements or when the alarm is triggered. The system will automatically take snapshots of the scene and will send them to you via text or email. The good thing about this is that the motion detection sensibility can be adjusted so you won’t have to worry about false alarms.

Take note that the Nexgadget WiFi IP Home Security Camera currently doesn’t support cloud storage. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of them planning to add this feature any time soon. The camera supports local storage where you can store up to 64GB of motion-triggered snapshots and video clips in a MicroSD card.

PROS:
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to set up
  • HD video resolution (720p)
  • Wide-angle field of view (120°)
  • Dual IR-CUT night vision function, up to 16 feet
  • Two-way talk capability
  • Motion sensor with automatic snapshots and video recording
  • Motion detection sensibility can be customized
  • Support for local storage up to 64GB

CONS:
  • Not as feature-rich as the competition
  • Does not support 5G Wi-Fi
  • No pan/tilt capability
  • No cloud storage support

Here’s an exceptionally well-built monitoring camera that’s sure to meet you meet your home and pet security needs. The Ouvis veezon VZ1 2.0 MP Smart Home Wireless IP Camera provides top-quality 720p HD video and image capture with its superior optics, auto white balance and exposure, and ultra-sharp and contrast-rich night vision. With its user-friendly design, the camera is easy to set up in just minutes. It comes with a free advanced smartphone app that allows you to remotely control the camera anytime and anywhere. Simply add the camera by scanning the QR code, connect it to your Wi-Fi, and you’re ready to go!

The Ouvis veezon IP Camera comes with remote pan/tilt capability that gives you extra-wide, whole-room surveillance coverage up to 355° horizontally and 90° vertically. But based on various customer reviews, it can go WAY further than it should, up to a full 360°. With the app, you can control the camera to pan and tilt simply by dragging the image left and right, up and down, or just by tapping the PT control found on the app. The preset function on the app lets the camera automatically move along a desirable route so you can easily capture a number of specific points in a room to ensure that all points of interest are covered. And with its built-in microphone and speaker, you can now easily interact with your family, friends, and pets at home, thanks to its two-way audio capability. Now, you can stay connected to your home 24/7!

The Ouvis veezon IP Camera also ensures that you’ll never have to worry about your home, kids, and pets even at night. With its crisp and clear, IR auto-switch night vision function, you’ll have a clear view even in low light conditions, up to 30 feet. What’s more, you can turn the night vision mode on or off using the app. And if that’s not enough, the camera also has smart alerts and motion detection features that lets it automatically record a short video and send push notifications to your phone when motion is detected.

Unfortunately, the Ouvis veezon IP Camera doesn’t support cloud storage, which means all images and videos will be stored locally via a microSD memory card (up to 32GB) or straight on your smartphone so you can easily review previous recordings. Ouvis also won’t tie you in on costly monthly subscriptions so what you see is what you get – no surprises!

PROS:
  • Affordable
  • Fast and easy setup
  • User-friendly mobile app
  • Pan/tilt capability that goes way further than they would, up to a full 360°
  • Wide field of view
  • Crisp and clear night vision with option to turn it on/off
  • Impressive motion detection and smart alerts
  • Two-way talk feature

CONS:
  • Does not support cloud storage
  • No unique set of features aimed towards pet owners
  • Requires strong Wi-Fi signal to avoid lags when trying to pan and tilt the camera remotely

Another all-time favorite among home and pet owners is the Yafeite 720P HD Wireless Network Monitoring IP Camera. This Wi-Fi enabled wireless security camera offers superior 1280x720p resolution so you can see stunning clarity and sharper details all throughout the day. The camera is very easy to install and comes with a QR code system on the user manual that you can scan on your smartphone. Doing so allows you to download and install the free VIPCam app that you’ll be using to control the camera remotely.

This monitoring camera comes with pan/tilt capability so you can view an entire area with a horizontal angle up to 355° and up to 90° vertical angle. Now, you can easily keep watch of every corner in a room. And with its IR-CUT night vision technology, you’ll still get a crystal-clear picture of a specific area in your home well up to 30 feet. This allows the camera to light up an entire room at night so you’ll no longer have to worry about being in the dark again.

For those who want to stay connected to their family and pets, the built-in mic and speaker allow voice communication between the camera and the app. This convenient two-way audio feature lets you talk and listen to anyone at home, using your phone or PC. Additionally, you can keep a watchful eye on those you care about with the camera’s motion detections sensors. With this, you’ll get informed about every movement in your home via email, FTP, or local storage (via microSD). So if the sensors detect any unusual movement in a room, you’ll know about it immediately – perfect for surveillance!

The Yafeite 720P HD Wireless Network Monitoring IP Camera supports continuous video recording and stores data to a microSD card up to 128GB. At the time of this review, however, the system doesn’t have the option for cloud storage.

PROS:
  • Budget-friendly
  • High-quality video resolution (720p)
  • Pan/tilt capability
  • Crystal-clear night vision up to 30 feet coverage
  • Two-way audio support
  • Can store more videos and images via local storage (microSD up to 128GB)
  • Intelligent motion alerts

CONS:
  • No cloud storage support
  • No specific features tailored towards pets (i.e. treat dispenser)

Last but definitely not the least is the sleek-looking 720P Dome Wi-Fi Wireless Camera by LeFun. With this baby and pet monitoring camera, you can receive high-quality live video (720p) with sound to your smartphone or tablet, no matter where and when you are. It has a nice pan/tilt capability that you can control remotely. Pan it up to 350° horizontally and 100° vertically so you’ll get a clearer and wider coverage of a specific area in your home. The camera also comes with mounting accessories so apart from placing it on a flat surface like on a desk or table, you can also hang it on the wall or mount it to the ceiling.

The camera has both wired and wireless network connections so no matter what you prefer, you know you’re fully covered. To control the camera remotely, simple download the MIPC app on your iOS or Android device, sign up for an account, plug the power adapter of the camera, install it, and you’re ready to access real-time video of your home, baby, and/or pets! You can even add multiple cameras in a single app and allow more devices to access them. Now, the whole family can view important moments at home and be notified of any significant activities while they’re away. And with the two-way audio capability, you can listen and talk to your kids and/or pets. Talk about versatility!

The LeFun 720P Wi-Fi Wireless Camera is built with no-glare IR LEDs that allow you to check on your baby and/or pets anytime from your phone, even at night. And for maximum security, it also has a motion detection technology that sends push notifications and images to you, in real time, whenever movement is detected.

Right now, the LeFun 720P Wi-Fi Wireless Camera does not support cloud storage but allows you to record and playback footage using a microSD memory card (up to 64GB). This allows you to store up to 130 hours’ worth of continuous and motion-triggered video recordings and images.

PROS:
  • Very affordable
  • Easy to setup
  • High-quality video resolution (720p)
  • Pan/tilt capability
  • Wider field of view (up to 355°)
  • No-glare infrared LEDs for night vision mode
  • Two-way talk feature
  • Smart motion detection and alerts
  • Add multiple cameras in a single app
  • Allow multiple devices to access a camera

CONS:
  • No cloud storage option
  • Lower capacity for local storage (can only store up to 64GB of data)
  • Not pet-focused

And there you have it, the 10 best-selling cameras for monitoring your pets, this 2017!

This guide should give home and pet owners a good idea of the best-selling and top-rated camera systems currently available in the market. But as with anything, make sure to check more reviews from certified customers before making the final purchase of any monitoring camera. Find out the pros and cons, personal experiences of the customers, as well as comparisons with other models of the same type. That way, you’ll make an informed buying decision and not regret your purchase once it arrives at your doorstep.

Our top pick among these 10 best-sellers is no doubt the Furbo Dog Camera, with its sleek and compact design, loads of useful features, and a nice treat dispenser that’s specifically built to cater to your furry pals. But in terms of video quality, the SOTION Super HD 960P Monitor emerges as the winner with its 960p resolution that allows you to see even the smallest of details. What’s more, it comes with a lot of cool features – probably more than what you’d expect from a budget camera.

Finally, we hope you find our list of the best pet monitoring cameras for 2017 helpful and informative. If you tried any of these products, make sure to let us know of your experience in the comments section below!

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