1. Encobee EBSCV01
Our top smart pet camera is the Encobee EBSCV0. If you want a high quality smart pet camera that will last for a long time to come. This unit from Encobee may be precisely. It comes with a vast range of features that make this a product worth investing. If you’re serious about ensuring your pets are okay while you’re at work we like this device because once you install the app it’s a breeze to set up taking just a minute or so before you’re ready to go with the app you can customize the settings to set motion detection zones record clips or send alerts based on specific parameters what’s more we found that the image quality is sharp and colorful with no apparent signs of distortion and the black and white night video shows good contrast this is thanks to its high resolution camera and infrared light even better this smart camera has an automatic tilt function that moves the camera 180 degrees to ensure, it’s always centered on wherever your pet is in the room lastly as an added safety feature this device can detect the sound of your smoke alarm and will alert you’ll know if there is any fire hazard in your home no matter where you are.
- It’s very high quality.
- It’s straightforward to set up it provides crisp video monitoring.
- It comes with smoke alarm detection.
- If you want to save recordings or view history you will have to subscribe to their paid subscription.
2. Ring Indoor
The second product on our list is the Ring Indoor. Although not explicitly designed as a pet camera this unit works very well for the purpose this ring indoor camera delivers 1080p video resolution and infrared night vision like many of the more specialized smartpet cameras in this price range we’ve already mentioned that this kind of resolution and night vision is excellent for ensuring your animals behave themselves in addition to this there’s also two-way talk and customizable multi-segmented motion detection zones that are all the same features as you would get in a dedicated pet cam. We like its lens has a decent 115 degree horizontal field of view that shows the whole room if positioned correctly much like the previous product on our list it’s a pretty small device measuring just 2.95 inches tall and 1.81 inches in diameter if you don’t include it stand moreover it can rest on any horizontal surface or you can mount it stand to a wall or ceiling we found that it is straightforward to install and set up especially if you already have a ring account but even without one it’s just a matter of selecting a couple of drop down menus and you’re good to go generally this is a very easy to use device with everything you need to ensure your pet is safe while you’re away.
- It has a high quality 1080p camera.
- It is very simple to set up.
- It can connect with other ring devices.
- It lacks any internal storage so you can’t record clips easily
- The ring indoor is a useful device for monitoring pets, if your home is already part of the ring ecosystem.
3. Blurams Dome Lite 2
The third product on our list is the Blurams Dome Lite 2. Nowadays smart pet cameras are more functional and affordable than ever before the blue ram’s dome light 2 is named for its circular shape it consists of a spherical camera mounted in a circular base it looks very futuristic which we appreciate but what about the actual features well to start off with the bottom has a trio of sturdy rubber feet which makes it easy to set down on any horizontal surface this means that you can set it on your bookshelf or on top of your entertainment center to get a good view of the room alternatively you can also mount the dome light 2 on the wall or a ceiling there are a pair of screw slots in the bottom which allows for easy mounting and unmounting it is worth noting at this point that this is a wired camera so you’ll have to keep it within reach of a power outlet for it to function one of the most important things about this camera is that its hd 1080p video recording has a 360 degree viewing angle that means it can take in the scope of your whole room so no matter where your pet is hiding you’ll be able to work out where they are and be sure that they’re safe.
- It’s pretty inexpensive.
- It is easy to install.
- It has a 360 degree viewing angle.
- Its motion sensor is a bit too sensitive as sometimes.
- It picks up specks of dust or shadows and sends false alerts the blue rams dome light 2 is a compact and handy little camera that would be perfect for any sized home.
4. Blink Mini
Up next in fourth place is the Blink Mini. If you’re worried about leaving a new pet at home alone give yourself some peace of mind with this blink mini home camera we like it because it records video in 1080p resolution and much like the pet cube it allows for a two-way audio chat via the smartphone app to the camera this makes calming a stressed pet down much easier as it’s been proven that the sound of an owner’s voice is often enough to reduce separation anxiety in animals what’s more this unit can alert your phone whenever it detects activity in one of your previously configured activity zones so you’ll know exactly where your pet is in the house another great thing about the mini is that it has a 110 degree field of view that’s wide enough to allow you to see most of the room so you don’t need to buy multiple cameras just to cover a single space even better it can see in the dark too so if you’re away for an evening or it just gets dark early where you live you can still keep an eye on your pets it is also worth noting that if you own other blank cameras or purchase these subscription services you’ll have access to the mini’s clips and all your additional footage within the same app lastly thanks to its alexa compatibility you can stream live video arm and disarm your camera and more by just using your voice.
- It has a high resolution camera.
- It has a motion sensing activity zone feature.
- It has voice command options.
- Some of its features are subscription locked the blink mini is a brilliant device for keeping animals calm when you’re not at home.
The fifth product on our list is the Petcube. There are a whole host of different surveillance cameras on the market today that you can use to keep an eye on your beloved pets while you’re at work or on vacation you can watch them nap play or possibly trash your house when you’ve left them alone too long but with the pet cube you get something a little better than a standard nanny cam not only does this unit have an hd video monitor but it also has smooth two-way communication so you can actually speak to your pets and hear them bark or meow back this means you can tell them you’ll love them or tell them to stop if you catch them at mischief we also found that these apps work with ios devices recent android models and the apple watch and the entire device is compatible with alexa making voice commands another option it’s pretty easy to set up simply connect your home wifi and open the app that’s it you’ll be done in just one minute with the pet cube you’ll be able to check on your pet and have additional home security anytime with full hd live stream video providing 110 degree wide-angle viewing and clear night vision lastly when you need to see up close and check something further from the device this unit has eight times optical zoom.
- It’s a compact lightweight unit.
- It provides two-way communication.
- It has a handy zoom feature.
- It only works with 2.4 gigahertz wi-fi bands.