Three Ways to Stay Connected to Your Pet at Home

Remote cameras and speakers allow you to check in on things at home, and even converse to help your animals feel calm.

WOpet Smart Pet Camera
A pet camera lets you check on things at home (via an app) to make sure all is well with your favorite dog or cat.Wopet

Like the family member that they are, pets bring joy to our daily life. But when owners are away from the house it can create anxiety for both human and animal. Now, home-security technology has expanded to meet the needs of pet owners with cameras designed to monitor your best friend’s condition while you are out for an evening or just busy at work bringing home the bacon treats. Here are some of the features to look for in a home monitoring system for your pet.

Audio Communication

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing
Talking with your pet when you’re away can help ease its anxiety.Furbo

Two-way audio not only allows you to know when your dog is barking or alarmed, it enables you to communicate with the animal to calm it down. This is both a security benefit for the homeowner as well as a stress reliever for anxious pets.

Treat Dispensers

WOpet Smart Pet Camera
Talk to your dog and pitch him a treat, all while you’re away from home.WOpet

If simply talking your pet off the ledge doesn’t work, there is always the treat option. Many home pet cameras are equipped with app-activated treat dispensers that provide extra incentive for the animal to focus on your voice rather than its own nervous energy.

Night-Vision Cameras

TOOGE Pet Camera
Night-vision features will allow you to see your pet even after the sun goes down.TOOGE

No one goes out for the evening and intentionally leaves every light in the house on. It means it gets pretty dark for a pup at home alone. But a pet camera with night optics can cut through the gloom and offer peace of mind right through your smartphone whenever you are out.