Some of the most difficult things about owning a pet is leaving them home alone. Pets are like children for many people, so there is always concern for their safety. Will they get into things that are dangerous? Will they make a mess of the kitchen or living room? Will they get out and run away? Is there a neighbor or another animal harassing or provoking them? There are so many questions that it can be frustrating. Thankfully, now you can have your dog or cat wear a pet collar camera, which allows you to see what they are up to.
With a pets’s eye view camera, you can track their journey throughout the day. A pet collar camera will take still shots every minute or at five minute intervals up to fifteen minutes apart. Just snap it on the collar and set them free. This will allow you to see if they have been, indeed, rummaging through the pantry or the garbage. It might also let you see if they are doing anything that might be dangerous. Again, animals and children are similar in that they do not always understand the consequence of their actions, so while you may want to catch them doing something they shouldn’t be, you might be glad you did.
Any good pet camera should be water resistant. Whether your dog drinks from his own bowl or the toilet bowl, their collar will get wet. Also, you want to make sure that it takes pictures of a decent enough resolution for you to be able to print the pictures or get in close with a zoom option on your computer. You will want a digital collar camera that can hold many pictures, and the industry standard seems to be 8mb, which stores around 40. Obviously, then the interval at which pet collar camera snapshots are taken becomes very important.
Obviously, power is also important. You do not want your pet’s eye view camera to stop working before you get home. Thankfully, the internal lithium ion battery only takes a few hours to charge, via USB cable, and gives you all day access to your critters’ activities. Use the cat collar cam, to see how they are getting into the backyard and catching birds. Use a dog spy camera to find out if he is simply not eating his food and really is sick or if he is getting into something else!