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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.
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.)
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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.