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Keep Tabs on Your Dog With the EZVIZ Mini Indoor Wi-Fi Camera

The EZVIZ camera is tiny, so you can place one -- or several -- discreetly around your home to watch your dog when you're away.

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Mar 21st 2016


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This cloud-driven video camera weighs only 4 ounces, and its small 3.58-inch size makes it easy to discreetly place in your home. My husband and I tried it out, placing it on our mantel, where it tastefully lives beside a potted plant. I was surprised at how clear the video (720p HD) was and especially liked the wide 115-degree viewing angle.

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The camera also features display night-vision with distances up to 30 feet and a built-in microphone for audio playback and recording. Its built-in smart motion detection sends an alert to your iOS or Android device via the free EZVIZ app when it detects motion, although you can set up a schedule to receive alerts when you want them.

The camera itself is under $70, and you may want to buy a few — one for each room, so you can check out your dogs no matter what room they are in.

EZVIZ offers monthly and yearly subscriptions for its seven-day plan or its 30-day plan. (A piece of advice: Once you register your account, check your spam folder if you don’t get the verification code right away.)

The EZVIZ Mini is available at local retailers, like Sam’s Club, and online stores, such as Amazon. For more information, follow EZVIZ on Facebook.

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About the author: Melissa L. Kauffman often goes by Mel to friends and canines alike. She lives in North Carolina with her two forever puppies, Tampa Bay and Justice; two feisty parrots, Deacon and Carlisle; a betta fish named Edgar Allan; and her husband, Scott. Mel is the senior group editor for Dogster Magazine.