The 40 Best Pet Monitors for Watching Your Pet

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 15th, 2016

Your pet is a valuable member of your family, and you want to keep an eye on them when you’re not around. Pet monitors are a great way to stay connected to your pet when you’re away.

There are many options available – you can get cameras with streams sent directly to your mobile device, motion-activated sensors, and even GPS collars. Consider your family’s needs when looking for a device.

Always install and use your pet monitor according to the manufacturer’s instructions and if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact them.

With the above in mind, in no particular order, here are 40 of the pet monitors that we consider to be the best, based on available features and average customer reviews.

1. Vimtag (Fujikam) 361 HD, IP/Network, Wireless Security Camera

This camera offers a whole host of features to help you keep an eye on your furry friend including remote live video streaming via your smartphone, tablet or PC. It even features two-way voice should you want to verbally reassure your pet.

Key features:

  • Night vision mode
  • Records to internal SD card
  • Motion detection alert

Cost: *Est. $99.99

2. Motorola Scout66 Wi-Fi Pet Camera

This little camera offers remote HD-quality video monitoring, so that you can keep an eye on your pet no matter where you are. Motion-triggered recording and photo snapshots let you catch Fluffy in action.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • Easy setup in seconds
  • Infrared night vision mode

Cost: *Est. $89.99

3. Motorola Pet Scout500-2 Remote Wireless Pet Monitor

This remote wireless pet monitor comes complete with two remote indoor cameras with power supplies and a monitoring unit. You’ll be able to see exactly what your pet is up to thanks to clear, color images.

Key features:

  • Up to 500 foot range
  • Monitor features low battery alert
  • Two-way communication

Cost: *Est. $84.95

4. Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

This WiFi pet camera features a striking cube design that makes it a focal point and conversation starter in any home. It allows you to talk with, keep an eye on, and play laser games with your pet via the mobile application.

Key features:

  • Follow streams of public users
  • Share your stream with family and friends
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $176.13

5. Motorola Scout1100 Remote Wireless Outdoor Video Camera

This remote wireless camera is suitable for outdoor use and can help you keep track of your pet while outside. The monitor features a 3.5-inch color screen for easy viewing while the camera boasts pan, tilt and zoom capabilities to help you get just the right angle.

Key features:

  • Up to 590 foot range
  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Can add up to 4 cameras

Cost: *Est. $89.95

This collar attachment allows pet owners to keep track of their furry friend via GPS location tracking. Given that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. each year, this device is handy for helping you locate your lost family member.

Key features:

  • Coverage across the USA
  • On-demand notifications when your pet gets out
  • Durable, waterproof design

Cost: *Est. $79.95

7. Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor

The multipurpose sensor is incredibly versatile and can be used to detect a number of things including vibration and when doors open or close. It can quickly alert you if Fido is somewhere he shouldn’t be.

Key features:

  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Requires the SmartThings hub
  • Batteries included

Cost: *Est. $39.99

8. Belkin WeMo NetCam HD+ Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision

This camera is compatible with other Belkin WeMo products to provide a complete home monitoring solution to watch over your pet. You can view your pet in ultra-clear, premium HD thanks to the wide-angle glass lens.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Night vision mode
  • Movement detection email alerts

Cost: *Est. $89.98

9. D-Link Wireless HD Network Surveillance Camera (DCS-5029L)

This wireless HD camera features pan and tilt functionality to help you gain the perfect viewing angle of your furry friend. Thanks to 720p resolution, you’ll have crystal clear video no matter what time of day.

Key features:

  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Easy to install
  • On-board microSD slot

Cost: *Est. $110.95

10. Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

This smart home motion sensor allows lights to turn on automatically when your furry friend enters a room, so they’re never left in the dark. If no motion is detected after a specified period, it will automatically turn off to help save you energy.

Key features:

  • Requires SmartThings hub
  • Set notifications and alerts
  • Batteries included

Cost: *Est. $39.99

This outdoor security camera is suitable for use at night when you want to keep a closer eye on what your pet is up to outside. It boasts up to 120 feet of night vision viewing range thanks to 42 high-intensity infrared LEDs.

Key features:

  • Weather-resistant housing
  • 1 year warranty
  • Lifetime technical support

Cost: *Est. $21.99

12. Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Multi-Sensor

This multi-sensor can be used to keep track of a number of your home’s conditions including humidity, temperature, lighting and motion all in order to keep your furry friend as comfortable as possible.

Key features:

  • FCC, CE, C-TICK, and ROHS certified
  • 300 foot range
  • Low battery detection

Cost: *Est. $41.95

13. Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 IP Camera

Available in a choice of two color options, this camera can be used both hard-wired or wirelessly to help you keep an eye on your furry friend when you aren’t around. It boasts clear, HD-quality video that can be accessed on your smartphone or via the Internet.

Key features:

  • Two-way audio
  • Includes free manufacturer’s DDNS
  • Can be used with multiple cameras

Cost: *Est. $94.99

14. Motorola MBP26 Wireless 2.4 GHz Video Monitor

This wireless video monitor is great for little ones and furry ones alike and is easy to install and set up. The 2.4-inch color LCD monitor offers clear viewing with a range of up to 520 feet with an out-of-range alert.

Key features:

  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Pan and tilt to get the perfect viewing angle
  • Monitor can support up to 4 cameras

Cost: *Est. $89.99

15. JOOAN A5 720P IP Camera Day/Night Wireless Video Monitoring

This video camera allows you to keep tabs on your pet from nearly anywhere thanks to wireless streaming capabilities. It sets up in just minutes and boasts crystal clear 720p HD video.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • Mobile and web apps
  • Optional secure off-site recording available

Cost: *Est. $42.99

16. Belkin NetCam Wireless IP Camera for Tablet and Smartphone

This wireless IP camera allows you to have a wide angle view of whatever your pet gets up to in a day and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, as well as the range of other Belkin WeMo products.

Key features:

  • Email motion notifications
  • Infrared night vision mode
  • No computer required for setup

Cost: *Est. $78.95

17. Piper nv Smart Home Security System with Immersive Video Camera

Available in a choice of two color options, this home security system can help you track your pet’s routine when you’re not at home. It boasts secure SSL encryption to provide live or recorded video, and can be expanded to a total of 5 units.

Key features:

  • No contracts or monthly fees
  • Two-way communication
  • Battery backup

Cost: *Est. $279

18. GoControl WNK01-21KIT Z-Wave Essentials Wink Enabled Security Kit

This Z-wave-powered security kit allows you to set up a home monitoring solution to keep tabs on your furry friend’s activities while you’re away. It’s compatible with the Wink range of products and features door/window/cabinet sensors as well as a motion sensor unit.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Fully customizable
  • In-app push notifications

Cost: *Est. $53.60

19. JOOAN 366 HD 720p Cloud IP Camera Wireless Camera Video Monitor

This wireless video monitor features pan and tilt to help you get just the right angle for keeping an eye on your pet and offers remote viewing via your smartphone, PC or tablet.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • 720p HD video
  • Sets up in just minutes

Cost: *Est. $85.99

20. Foscam FI9816P Plug and Play 720P HD H.264 Wireless/Wired Camera

Available in a choice of two color options, this camera can be set up hard-wired or wirelessly in order to allow you to monitor your pet’s activity when you’re not home. You can easily set it up through your smartphone in just minutes.

Key features:

  • Records to internal SD card
  • Free software included
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $72.99

21. LEMFO Intelligent Network Home Security IP Camera (LM-C100E)

This smart home security camera boasts a 360 degree super-wide viewing angle to allow you the ultimate way to keep an eye on your pet. It can notify up to 5 mobile devices at a time of any movement or intrusion.

Key features:

  • Temperature and humidity detection
  • Records to internal microSD card
  • Two-way communication

Cost: *Est. $49.99

22. Sensormatic ADT Oc810adt Oc810 Indoor Outdoor Wifi Camera

This video camera is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors and can be installed hard-wired or wirelessly for whatever your viewing needs. It features enhanced encryption and multiple file formats.

Key features:

  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Two-way communication
  • Can be used with ADT Pulse system

Cost: *Est. $154.93

23. VideoSecu Day Night Vision CCTV Infrared Home Security Camera

This home security system can be used indoors or outdoors depending on where you need to keep an eye on your pet and boasts 20 infrared LEDs for superior night vision viewing.

Key features:

  • Vandal-proof
  • Power supply included
  • NTSC video format

Cost: *Est. $24.99

24. Netatmo Welcome Home Security Camera

This home security camera allows you to record video or access live streaming via your smartphone or PC in crystal clear 1080p high definition. It sends notifications to your phone when recognized or strange faces are viewed.

Key features:

  • Facial recognition
  • Records to included internal microSD card
  • 130 degree viewing field

Cost: *Est. $199

25. Motion Detector Alarm with Chime

Receive notification via a 100 dB alarm or chime sound when your pet goes in an area they shouldn’t. This motion detector provides coverage to areas 60 degrees vertical by 60 degrees horizontal and 15 feet away from unit.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Adjustable mounting bracket included
  • 90 day warranty

Cost: *Est. $21.98

26. TENVIS JPT3815W Wireless IP Internet Surveillance Camera

Available in a choice of two color options, including an HD model, this wireless camera features pan and tilt to help you get the ideal viewing angle of your furry friend. It even features infrared night vision that allows you to view up to 8 meters away.

Key features:

  • Includes 5-foot power cord
  • Built-in motion-detecting image sensor
  • Two-way communication

Cost: *Est. $47.50

27. D-Link DCS-930L mydlink-Enabled Wireless-N Network Camera

This wireless camera connects quickly and easily to your home’s wireless network and is available with an optional WiFi extender to boost the network signal. It features configurable motion and sound level detection.

Key features:

  • Email notifications and snapshots
  • Set up in 3 steps
  • Choose from WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption

Cost: *Est. $33.95

28. Misafes Wireless Smart Camera, 360 Rotation Mi-Cam

Available in a choice of three fun colors and a kid-friendly design, this wireless camera provides high-quality HD video streaming that can be remotely viewed from your smartphone, tablet or computer with no subscription fees whatsoever.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Two-way communication
  • Fast, 60 second setup

Cost: *Est. $55.99

29. Motorola Scout1 Wi-Fi Pet Monitor for Remote Viewing

This video camera sets up on your home’s network quickly and easily to allow you to view your furry friend’s activities from no matter where you are. You can easily use the free app to access and control the camera remotely.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Take snapshots or record video
  • Two-way communication

Cost: *Est. $152

Easily keep track of your pet’s activities remotely via your computer or smartphone no matter where you are in the world with this wireless video camera that installs in just minutes. With remote-controlled pan and tilt, you can get just the right viewing angle.

Key features:

  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Two-way communication
  • Supports a micro TF (SD HC) card up to 64GB

Cost: *Est. $64.90

31. D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera (DCS-932L)

This camera is great for keeping tabs on your family pet during the day or night and is available in a choice of colors and packages to suit whatever pet monitoring needs you have. It offers remote viewing and management via smartphone, tablet or computer at no cost.

Key features:

  • Night vision mode lets you see up to 15 feet in complete darkness
  • 24/7 push notifications for motion detection
  • Easily installs in just minutes

Cost: *Est. $39.99

32. Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera

The Dropcam offers a high-quality video monitoring solution that is up to twice as sharp as previous models and connects quickly and easily to your computer, Android, or iOS device. An optional cloud recording service allows you to track and store your recordings.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • Free mobile and web apps
  • Infrared night vision mode

Cost: *Est. $169.95

33. IdeaNext Wi-Fi Network IP Security Spy Video Surveillance Camera

This wireless camera allows you to monitor your pet’s activities via your computer, iOS or Android device in stunning, crystal clear 720p HD video. Push notifications are sent to your devices on WiFi, 4G or 3G networks so you always know what’s going on when you’re away.

Key features:

  • Two-way audio
  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Mounting bracket included

Cost: *Est. $49.99

This smart device allows you to interact with your pet remotely no matter where you are in the world. The camera lets you view them in real-time and dispenses their favorite treat at the touch of a button.

Key features:

  • Free smartphone and tablet app
  • Allows you to speak to your pet
  • Take snapshots of your pet

Cost: *Est. $169.99

35. ROCAM NC300 Wireless IP Camera

This wireless camera allows you to remotely monitor your pet from your smartphone no matter where you are in the world. It features pan and tilt options to allow you to capture your pet no matter where in the room they are.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Easy to install
  • SD slot

Cost: *Est. $48.99

Keep tabs on your furry friend with this WiFi-enabled security camera that allows you to review footage from the past 24 hours thanks to included 1-day cloud storage. Remote pan and tilt allow you to find the perfect viewing angle.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • Infrared night vision
  • Motion-triggered notifications sent directly to your tablet or smartphone

Cost: *Est. $99.99

37. TENVIS TZ100 H.264 720P HD P2P Wireless IP/Network Camera

Available in a choice of three color options to suit any home decor, this wireless camera offers a high-quality 1 megapixel, 1280x720p video stream that is viewable on your iOS or Android device. You can even connect multiple cameras for a complete home and pet monitoring system.

Key features:

  • Two-way communication
  • Infrared night vision mode
  • microSD card slot

Cost: *Est. $69.99

38. Motorola Pet Scout2300 Remote Wireless Pet Monitor

This wireless pet monitor comes complete with a 3.5-inch color LCD wireless monitor with a 590 foot range so you can keep an eye on your pet from anywhere in your home. Out of range and low battery alerts let you know when it’s time to take action.

Key features:

  • Infrared night vision mode
  • Monitor is rechargeable
  • Two-way communication

Cost: *Est. $135

39. IZON Stem White Wi-fi Video Monitor Surveillance

This camera provides secure live streaming of your pet’s activities as well as alerts for both noise and motion for when you aren’t at home. It easily mounts to the wall or ceiling for complete viewing coverage and pivots on a magnetic base.

Key features:

  • Installs in 3 easy steps
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $86.38

40. IP Camera, GRDE® CM-362 1280 x 720 HD Cloud IP Camera

This wireless camera allows you to remotely monitor your pet via a free app that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and boasts pan, tilt and zoom features to help you get the perfect viewing angle of your pet’s activities.

Key features:

  • microSD card slot
  • Infrared night vision
  • Push alerts for motion in real-time

Cost: *Est. $68.99

 
 
   
 
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