Thursday, September 29, 2016

Keep An Eye on Your Pets with Vimtag + GIVEAWAY

What do your pets do when you're not home?

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!

Vimtag P1 Security camera

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vimtag. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about their P1 Security Camera, however Lapdog Creations only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions expressed here are my own. If you click on my affiliate links and make a purchase, I may receive a few pennies which help keep this blog running. Vimtag is responsible for the giveaway prize.

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?

smiling dog security camera 

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 d├ęcor, 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!

happy hound dog

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.

Vimtag security camera giveaway

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!

GIVEAWAY!
Are you ready to find out what your pets are up to while you're away?  Vimtag is giving a P1 Security Camera to one lucky winner!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Open to US residents, 18+


Mandatory entry is to answer a question in the comments section on this post (hint: click on the Rafflecopter widget first to find out what that question is).


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28 comments:

Carly said...

When I'm gone I think that my dog, Annie, sleeps a lot, looks out the window, and plays with her toys. I would love to be able to see what she is really doing though!

Cassie said...

I would love to know what Jensen is up to while we are gone he is such a troublemaker. This is brilliant

Caitlyn Orr said...

My cats are the naughtiest pets at our household. They love to knock things over and try to steal treats.

Mary Cloud said...

My pets probably do a lot of sleeping.

molly pitcher said...

My dogs sleep while I am gone. They also keep their eyes open for any cats or squirrels that walk by the house. =)

imbigwillie said...

I think my dog likes to get into things.

Dachshund Nola said...

I don't know what Nola would do, but I'm very curious!

Ruby said...

What do I do???? Um, I don't knows if I really wants to tell you that...Ma might read this, and the jig will be up! um...okays, butts mum's the word, k?? I take lots of naps, do some licking, and rub my hinnie on Ma's pillow. Oh! and I check the sofa for dropped foodables....
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

evie said...

i have 3 little girls, the oldest may sleep, since she is 15 yrs old, however, she does have oops a lot when i am gone, she is deaf, almost blind and cant hold it very long. the baby, now 6, plays with lots of toys because they are all over the house when i get home. the middle child now 6, may play some, but with her younger sister, she does not play with toys much. i know they will bark if they see anyone coming to the house, see any deer.

Collie222 said...

I would love to know what my guys do when I am away! I imagine they sleep a lot, and keep watch out the front window for my return.(Ryder is always laying on the back of the couch, watching the neighborhood, no easy task for a 70 lb collie!)

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Oh lord, I'm afraid to see what they do! lol I'm thinking they just sleep and chew their bones! ;)

Rachel Griesmer said...

I think they probably sleep most of the time, look out the window and play with toys when I'm not home.

Sue said...

I've often wondered what they do when we're not home, but I'm almost afraid to find out. I knew that Tsar was busy eating the furniture and Morgan was ripping papers, but I'm guessing that some sleep and others just watch the door for our return.

Natalie Hartmann said...

My 3 sleep most of the day and bark at the mailman.

K-Koira said...

I'm pretty sure Koira just naps while I'm gone most of the time. Every so often, though, whether she is crated or not, she seems to throw a fit, and I'm not sure what sets it off. Boredom, something scary happening outside, or what. Ptera I'm really not sure about, she is crated when I am gone, so I assume she is just sleeping, but I don't know for sure.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Bear sleeps or lays in the window - or both :)

Jennifer Allensworth said...

They probably do a lot of napping and sunbathing LOL

Daily Dog Tag said...

Nelly waits at the window, looking for me to come back home!

mmstarla said...

This is so, so awesome. I really have no clue. I have a cat, a dog, an Eclectus parrot and a hamster. I am really intrigued to find out what my babies are doing while away! :) starla.batesATyahoo.com

Kate Collins said...

I am betting Bella plays with her toys, sleeps and barks for us to come home. We would love watching her on my phone. What a cool camera!

ice-dance.com said...

I would love to know what my pets do when I'm not there with them. I have a feeling that it could be pretty entertaining, especially with the ferrets.

Daphne

Caitlin Constant said...

I feel like Mr Opie actually sleeps or lays on his dog bed that he never uses when we are home lol. That and patrolling the house every so often to make sure nothing snuck in! ����

Celeste Burns said...

When I leave my little Sunray home alone, I can hear him screaming for me to come back, however my guess is that this is all just a cover up so that he can instantly sneak into the pantry to get the maple syrup and cover his kibble with it. He is obsessed with syrup!! He is a weird guy but I love him so much and when we are reunited everything is so much better.

Michelle B said...

I have a camera in one part of my house but I need one in another for my dogs. I know my border collie likes to lay down in one spot the entire time I'm gone and my other pup wanders the house whining.

Shelley P said...

While we are out I think my dogs do a lot of whining and howling for the first half hour or so. Then they probably get tried of that and either go to sleep or start to play with their toys and each other. It would be interesting to see what really goes on LOL

Ellen said...

My shelties sleep and look out the windows waiting for us to come home.

Candy Sheets said...

I can't imagine what my three maniacs do! I've ALWAYS wanted to video them to find out WHO is reaponsible for what. We have one who learn to open and raid the fridge...another is going crazy and chewing up EVERYTHING! I think it would be funny, and it would help me figure out if it's severe anxiety. I think it's neat that there's two way sound!

Ruth Epstein said...

Knowing Layla the way I do she would be sleeping BOL

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