Alongside the launch of its new SmartCam SNH-1011N IP Camera, Samsung Techwin Europe electronics giant Samsung has announced that a growing number of Britain’s 13 million pet owners are embracing its in-home Wi-Fi camera technology to keep in touch with pets when out of the house. With a simple connection to the home Wi-Fi network, the SmartCam allows passionate pet owners to monitor their furry friends while out and about or at work through the SmartCam app, which can even alert owners that pets are feeding, barking or misbehaving.
Samsung Techwin has seen downloads of its SmartCam smartphone app (available for free on iOS and Android) skyrocket as families latch onto the potential of the cameras for keeping tabs on their pets as well as their home security.
The app provides alerts whenever motion or sound is detected, so if stationed at a food bowl, owners can check their pet is eating properly.
Boasting simple setup, infrared LEDs for Night Vision, Motion and Audio Detection capabilities, the Smart Cam is the ultimate package not just for those concerned about their animal’s welfare and to understand patterns in behaviour – it’s also a tool for people to launch their pet to internet stardom.
Owners can calibrate their camera to upload clips to a private or public YouTube or Picasa profile whenever motion or sound is detected, and the app can allow anyone with access to the camera the opportunity to chat to and interact with a pet.
Lucie Conoley, from Brixton, has been using a Samsung SmartCam to keep tabs on her dog for weeks now. Here’s a video of her talking about her experience: