KAMTRON Security Camera

Last updated date: September 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Pet Camera and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including The Z9, Top Tenz, Property Guard Master, The Gadget Nerds, Globo Gears, Nanny Cam Reviews, Smart Home USA, TreeHousePuppies, helloBARK!, iPetCompanion and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pet Camera you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 175 expert reviews, the KAMTRON KAMTRON Security Camera placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 8, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
2,406 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This unit has a powerful IR LED for night vision up to 20 feet. As such, the dark will not be a barrier when it comes to finding out what’s going on at night. In addition to this, the wireless security camera has 2-way voice built-in speaker and mic
- The Z9
December 14, 2019 | Full review
Motion detection mode and real-time app alert notification infrared night vision can be installed on the wall or ceiling to enjoy a broader view lightweight and compact design suitable for home, office, shops and other places important notes
- Top Tenz
This camera makes its music with its ability to pan pretty much the entirety of your home or space.
- Property Guard Master
Both the image and audio quality are second to none, and we had great fun calling the dogs via its 2 way audio. The range of vision is a massive 360, with infa red for sneaky night time viewing.
- The Gadget Nerds
August 28, 2018 | Full review
High encryption standards ensure the videos you share over the system are always handled while keeping in mind a high level of security.
- Globo Gears
It comes with 2-way communication, pan & tilt, wide field of view, night vision, motion detection and notifications and you have a zoom on the app.
- Nanny Cam Reviews
Real time motion IP camera Alerts when movement triggerred, built in anti noise filter for a clear 2way audio access tointeractive with your family or dog timely when get the real time notifications.
- Smart Home USA
The high-definition panoramic view will cover every nook of your house. The LED night vision will give you a clear view even at night to keep your house and your loved ones protected throughout the day.
- TreeHousePuppies
Using their app, you’ll have the flexibility to pan, tilt, zoom, and capture the action from all different vantage points.
- helloBARK!
July 2, 2019 | Full review
Built-in night vision captures moments in pitch-black, up to 20ft of distance.
- iPetCompanion
What experts didn't like
Only compatible with 2.4 GHz WiFi
- Property Guard Master
The set up took a little longer than expected, but once it was up and running, everything worked like a dream.
- The Gadget Nerds
August 28, 2018 | Full review
Does not support 5GHz WI-FI
- Globo Gears
However, it’s primary purpose isn’t to act as a pet camera – and it shows. There is no treat dispenser, no laser games and no sound detection.
- helloBARK!
July 2, 2019 | Full review
​Some users have complained that the software included with the product has a lot of bugs & issues, along with non-existent customer support
- iPetCompanion

From The Manufacturer

1 Are my kids safe with babysitter? What is my pet doing while I'm away? Is my home secure while I'm away from home? Now, with KAMTRON Security IP Camera. You can watch each room in your house and keep your family safe. No matter in the office or take a trip, just take out your cell phone and remote control the camera freely. 2 KAMTRON Security Camera for Your Smart Home Advanced Security Camera helps you stay in touch with your home anytime,anywhere. Broad field of view,watch every corner indoor with MIPC View App. Easy to set up with MIPC View App, search on App Store or Google Play. Motion Detection and Two-way audio,stay security with your home. Excellent Full HD Video,stunning HD Video Quality 1280 x 720p 30 fps Face to Face effect. Read more 2 3 4 Remotely Control Pan and Tilt Pan, tilt, zoom, and capture the action from all different vantage points remotely with our MIPC app. Night Vision KAMTRON Security Camera night vision features super IR LED up to 20ft, catch every moment even in pitch black; which won’t disturb your baby or pet without light pollution, gives you 24-hour protection. Smart Motion Detection Alerts Push you live feed when capture activities right from the start, you could receive activity alerts while you're out, allows you control first-hand information in real time, never miss a moment. 5 6 7 Two-Way Audio Two-Way Audio with built-in microphone allows you to have smooth conversations through the MIPC App, where you could scare off unwanted guests and interactive with your baby or pet freely, gives a great comfort for the one your care about. Integrated App For All KAMTRON Home Cameras Scan QR Code to download MIPC View App on App Store or Google Play.The MIPC view App will keep updating to add more features. Monitor from Multiple Devices Multiple users will be able to view the same camera simultaneously with different devices anywhere.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Furbo Pet Camera
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 32
2. TENVIS Security Camera
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 26
3. YI Wireless Indoor Security Surveillance System
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 21
4. Faleemi Wireless Network Camera
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Petcube Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 33
6. YI Home Camera
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 16
7. KAMTRON Security Camera
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 10
8. NETVUE Pet Camera
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 7
9. SereneLife Indoor Wireless Camera
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
10. DophiGo Wireless Home Security Monitor
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Pet Camera

One of the great things about owning a pet is the reaction you get when you walk in the door. After a long day, it’s good to get slobbery, yappy proof that somebody missed you. (OK, maybe that happens less often with cats — but they’re still nice to snuggle up to.)

The flip side of that is knowing they’re lonely all that time, and maybe wondering what mischief they’re up to. Well, it’s modern technology to the rescue as usual. A good pet camera can not only let you keep tabs on your fur baby, but interact with them, too.

Pretty much any remotely controlled camera can let you supervise your favorite guard dog or cat, and video quality can vary a lot among the cheaper models. 720p is a good baseline resolution, though most cams have some HD video capability. If you want a better view of your pet’s antics (or maybe clearer evidence of little “accidents” they may cause), maybe consider a sharper 1080p picture. Some upscale pet cameras even include the option for two-way video, allowing your dog or cat to see you while you look in on them.

Stationary cameras are at the low end of the price spectrum, but they’re not as common these days. And since even the laziest cats won’t stay put for an entire day, it’s best to invest in a cam with some range of motion. Modern pet or security cameras allow you to pan left or right, giving you a field of vision that can stretch up to 360 degrees. Most will also tilt up or down to a lesser degree.

For especially active animals, our home improvement expert Vicki Liston recommends considering a camera with motion sensors and tracking capabilities: “Instead of checking in and wasting time when nothing is happening, some models will send you an alert if it senses motion or noise, like barking. Once you receive this alert, you’ll be able to check the video and see what the commotion is all about (and whether or not your neighbor was telling the truth about your dog barking all day),” she says.

Want to hear what your pet has to say during the day? Audio feeds are a common capability on pet cams, and some even have a speaker built in so that the two of you can have a conversation. Again, barking is a concern for pet owners in densely populated areas. Pricier cameras might include audio detection tech, ranging from the ability to send alerts in case of loud noises to algorithms that can distinguish the sound of a yapping dog. In either case, they can provide a double dose of security, letting you know when your pup is upset and if there might be an intruder around the house.

Those are the most common features, but there are a ton of others. The latest puppy cams can let you play simple games remotely with your dog, and spit out treats to award good behavior. Cat-centric cams might have a laser pointer that you can control with an app, allowing you to amuse and/or confound your favorite feline. There are even cameras that use spritzes of aromatherapy to soothe excitable dogs. The makers of these pet cameras know there’s little we won’t do for our furry friends, so the sky’s the limit.

DYWM Fun Fact

What do you get the pet who has everything? A pet of their very own … who’s also secretly a spy. For the those who truly don’t want to let their puppy go for a second during that long workday, there’s the Vava Mobile Pet Cam. As the name implies, it’s a camera that rolls on tiny treads, controlled like an RC car by a remote app. With two-way audio, it allows you to ask Fido who a good boy is from anywhere in the house. It comes equipped with all the toys, including a laser pointer and even a feather for teasing cats.

The Pet Camera Buying Guide

  • High-ticket pet cameras might have a little extra sticker-shock when you set it up. Pairing up your camera to another device or video storage might require you to purchase the manufacturer’s app or subscribe to a storage service. Liston says to do your homework before you buy, especially if you’re on a budget. “Does the cam you like only allow you to use all its bells and whistles if you also purchase the subscription plan? Does the subscription plan include cloud storage for a certain period of time? Does it limit the video to one user at a time or can multiple members of a household stream the camera feed? Consider the additional cost of subscriptions with the camera’s features to see which model best fits your needs.”
  • To get the most out of your pet camera, place it in an area where it will do the most good. For most rooms, that’s going to be relatively high up in a corner (provided they can be mounted that way). This allows even stationary cameras to cover a wide swath. You might need to mount them closer to the ground if they include interactive games or treat dispensers, but Liston urges caution there, too: “For those with problem-solving pets, it’s best to place or wall-mount treat-dispensing pet cameras just out of reach. The camera may be chewed on, knocked over and pummeled over and over in an attempt to get at the entire cache of deliciousness inside,” she says.
  • Most pet cameras will trumpet their hi-res video as a big selling point, but more pixels isn’t always a plus. Keep in mind that constantly streaming super-HD video can put a strain on your Wi-Fi. Do you really need to see every whisker on your cat for the entire eight-hour workday? If your wireless capability isn’t the best, you might want to consider a more modest camera resolution.