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Digital Pet Collar Cam Camera Mini Video Recorder Tracks recorder - US$27.99
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Aside from the requisite sleeping, scratching and navel gazing, many pet parents wonder what else our dogs and cats are doing exactly when we’re not around. While web cams might be one approach to pet surveillance, a web cam can be limiting as the camera captures footage from only one vantage point in your home, which is why the collar camera piqued my interest.
Digital Pet Collar Cam Camera Mini Video Recorder Tracks recorder - US$27.99
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Here’s another well reviewed dog camera collar system from Dogtek. It easily attaches to your pet’s collar and has 4GB of built in storage, enough for 2.5 hours of video with sound. This model weighs only 1.2 ounces so it’s quite light and will work even for cats and small dogs. Runs off of an internal rechargable battery (included). Digital Pet Collar Cam Camera Mini Video Recorder Tracks recorder - US$27.99
Photo provided by FlickrDigital Pet Collar Cam Camera Mini Video Recorder Tracks recorder - US$27.99
Photo provided by FlickrDigital Pet Collar Cam Camera Mini Video Recorder Tracks recorder - US$27.99
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This high-tech camera is easy to use. Simply clip it to your dog's collar to record. The fastener of this video camera is designed to attach firmly to your pet's collar. Once it is on, it stays on. To watch the video, plug the camera into your computer. There is no software to install. Several features are included for optimum viewing:Pet's Eye View Digital Camera. Clip onto their collar and record what your dog sees. This would be especially great for when we leave Dozer home alone to see what exactly he does, but I can also see him chewing it off his collarFor the price, this pet cam collar does its job. You can see what your dog or cat is getting into while you’re gone and see things from their point of view. However, if your primary objective is to see what they’re doing while you’re out of the house, I would recommend buying an as the quality and playback is much better.Here’s another dog and cat camera collar system: this one doesn’t come with its own collar but instead clips on to your dog’s existing collar. Records in automatic intervals, either every one minute, every 5 minutes or every 16 minutes. This model records on internal memory and can store up to 40 photos before it needs to be plugged into your computer to offload your pet’s pics. The photos are at 640 x 480 resolution. Runs off of AAA batteries.Are you curious about what your dog does all day long? Dog camera collars are one way to answer that question. (Another solution is a that is not mounted directly upon your pet.) Dog camera collars come with some drawbacks however, like battery life and camera quality because of their small size, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting in advance. Here are some of the best dog camera collars we could find:As an alternative to a dog camera collar or a cat camera collar, the Petcube is a wifi pet camera that works from a stationary position inside your home and allows you to monitor and interact with your pets from work. It includes two way audio, a laser toy and works with an iPhone and Android app which is pretty neat. The Petcube also features a 138 degree wide angle lens which allows you to have a wide field of view of your home or apartment while you’re away. No subscription fee (a one time purchase of the camera works forever). You can also capture photos and videos from the phone app as well as share access with friends and family based on a schedule (so nobody’s peeking at you while you’re at home).