It's an age-old question that some may fantasize about while we're bored at work. I bet we've all got a pet who can relate to one of the stars of The Secret Life of Pets!
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Thanks to Vimtag, I'm about to find out just what the Lapdogs do while I'm hard at work (someone's got to foot the bill for their lavish lifestyles). I'm pretty confident there's a lot of sleeping going on, but who knows. Maybe they're head-banging like that Poodle?
I am really looking forward to seeing what our Vimtag P1 Premium IP Wireless Network Security Camera, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision captures in the coming days. But first, I had to set up the camera, as well as the app on my cell phone.
The Vimtag P1 security camera doesn't take up too much space. It's actually very compact and modern looking, and easily blends in with any décor, not causing an eyesore in your home.
The plug-and-play setup was fairly quick and easy. The only issue I ran into was during the initial set up, and it wasn't even a big deal.
Set up can be done via Smart Wi-Fi or Ethernet. For some reason, the camera app would not connect using Wi-Fi, so I had to set it up via Ethernet. This just means I had to plug the camera into my router with the provided cord, and complete the setup steps.
Once that was done, everything worked perfectly - including the wireless connection! I was immediately able to start monitoring things right from my cell phone.
The smart phone app allows you to view live video, and hear the audio of what's going on as well. You can record a video to save, or even take still shots of what's going on. This was my first spy-capture... Teutul doing what he does best, chilling!
I love that I can control the camera from my phone as well. With just a few clicks, I can pan the camera left or right. I can also click on the mic icon and speak to the dogs (although I'm still not convinced they won't be totally freaked out by this option)!
The camera allows you to set a motion detector alarm as well. As soon as motion is detected (you can alter the sensitivity), you'll get an alert on your phone. I don't think I'll use this feature too much, as I'd suspect the dogs would be "alarming" several times a day. I'm more interested in using the camera to be able to check in on them from time to time.
I'm excited to get to know the features of my Vimtag P1 over the next few weeks and will be sharing our experiences with you. In the meantime, Vimtag is giving one lucky ready a camera of their own!
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