Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet Cameras

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet Cameras
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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

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet Cameras

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

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet CamerasAs far as basic pet cameras go, this TP-Link Pet Camera is affordable and does what it says on the lid. You can easily control the camera to rotate 360° horizontally and 114° vertically to scan every corner in the room for your furry friend. It also has night vision capabilities, two-way audios, multi-channel and account sharing and works with google assist. 

TP-Link Pet Camera, $50

Pet Cameras Under $200

Ring Stick Up Cam

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet Cameras

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

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet CamerasWhile the EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera isn’t exactly a ‘pet camera’ per se, it’s more than capable of acting like one. It offers 1080P HD resolution, 355°horizontal rotation and 100°vertical rotation with full control via your phone. It also has motion detection, night vision and two-way audio so you can communicate with your little furry babies. 

EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera, $199.09

Pet Cameras Under $300

CANARY Indoor Security Camera

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet CamerasDesigned for Total peace of mind, you’ll never feel far from home or your pet with the CANARY Indoor Security Camera. See and hear what’s happening day or night in HD with a 147 Degree wide-angle lens. It’s also got automatic night vision, and motion detection so you can monitor everything your pet is up to… including destroying the furniture. 

CANARY Indoor Security Camera, $249.19

Pet Cameras under $500

Petcube Play 2

Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby With These Pet CamerasPetcube’s Play 2 is a Wi-Fi enabled camera that features 1080p HD video, 160º wide-angle view, and night vision. You can talk to your pet from anywhere with convenient two-way audio and get real-time notifications for sound and motion alerts (read: know when they’re up to mischief). The PetCube Play 2 also features a laser pointer and built-in Alexa assistant so you can play music, hear the news, control your smart-home devices, or entertain your pet while you’re out of the house. PetCube also has their Bites 2 version that’s super similar offers a treat dispenser instead of a laser.

PetCube Play 2, $704.38

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