If the idea of leaving your fur baby at home alone gives you separation anxiety, it might be time to invest in a pet camera. Not only do they allow you to see their cute little faces all day, every day, but they’re also a great way to ensure they’re not tearing your furniture to shreds every time you leave the house.
Pet cameras are specifically designed to keep watch over your furry friends. They can dispense treats and allow you to interact with your dog or cat via two-way audio and even video chat, meaning you minimise those usual pet-teething problems like separation anxiety and boredom.
Whether you have a new puppy, an older cat, or even a different fury pet (this is Australia, after all), there’s a pet camera out there to suit your needs and budget. If you’re not about the Furbo for whatever reason, ahead, we take you through some of the best pet cameras and their price tags.
Before we get started, it’s also worth noting that, like any other smart home device that connects to Wi-Fi, you should always be mindful that there’s a chance it could be hacked and compromise your privacy. So make sure you have the correct privacy measures in place.
Pet Cameras for under $100
Faleemi HD Camera
Faleemi HD 720P Pan & Tilt IP Camera is simple to use and can be remotely controlled from your computer, tablet or Smartphone. It features crystal clear picture quality, capturing video in full HD 720P and includes a built-in microphone and speaker to allow for two-way audio capabilities.
Faleemi HD Camera, $49.99
TP-Link Pet Camera
TP-Link Pet Camera, $50
Pet Cameras Under $200
Ring Stick Up Cam
While the Ring Stick isn’t exactly a pet camera, it certainly doubles as one. Its wire-free design means you can put it where you need it and move it when you need to. It has real-time viewing, two-way audio and motion detection.
Ring Stick Up Cam, was, $179, now $156
EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera
Pet Cameras Under $300
CANARY Indoor Security Camera
CANARY Indoor Security Camera, $249.19
Pet Cameras under $500
Petcube Play 2
PetCube Play 2, $704.38