NETVUE Pet Camera

Last updated date: September 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

NETVUE Pet Camera

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 172 expert reviews, the NETVUE NETVUE Pet Camera placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Pet Camera for a detailed review of all the top pet camera.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
455 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This is also widely used as a baby camera or monitor and a pet camera too. It comes with a super wide angle 300° horizontally and 100° vertically viewing which is great for an all around surveillance camera.
- 10 Techy
Thе image quality іѕ excellent fоr 1080p (1920X1080) аt 30 frames/sec, thе pan/tilt speed іѕ vеrу fast. Thе audio іѕ сlеаr еnоugh аnd thе 2 wау audio functions іѕ rеаllу working, thаnkѕ tо іtѕ built-in speaker аnd high-quality microphone.
- Whizz
It’s compatible with the Amazon Echo Show and has motion detection and internal storage. It makes an awesome baby monitor.
- oneSmartcrib
May 15, 2019 | Full review
The Netvue Pet Camera thankfully records in high-definition with a wide angle lens with a 360-degree viewing angle that can pan and tilt. There is also a built-in microphone and speaker so you can listen and speak to your fur baby.
- TreeHousePuppies
And a unique advantage of this NETVUE camera is that it can be linked with Alexa device to enjoy voice control functionality.
- Dogs Recommend
But it does have other impressive features, notably a pan/tilt function that allows you to see 360 degrees.
- AKC
September 13, 2019 | Full review
The system allows you to zoom in and has a 130 degree angled lens.
- Spy Cameras Reviewed
June 24, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Initial installation is a bit hard
- 10 Techy
It doesn’t provide instructions for micro SD installation and only functions with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
- Dogs Recommend
Unlike the Furbo, the Netvue is marketed as a baby camera and home-security camera as well as a pet cam, so it doesn’t have any dog-specific functions like a treat dispenser or bark detector.
- AKC
September 13, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

NETVUE ORBCAM pan&tilt night vision camera 2-way audio REMOTE PAN & TILT This baby monitor equips with a 100°wide angle lens and a digital pan/tilt with a 360°viewing angle. It helps you to watch over wider area of your space. Any lovely dynamic of your baby will be recorded by NETVUE home cameras indoor. Clear Night Vision NETVUE home camera for pets equips a night vision function and auto-switch to night vision feature when it dark out. At night it can view up to 32 feet in FHD. You can check in on your baby clearly without waking them! TWO-WAY AUDIO The NETVUE baby camera has a built-in microphone, which allows you to listen and talk with your families smoothly through the NETVUE app wherever you are. Chatting with them anytime and anywhere! dwq dwq 2 storage methods SMART MOTION DETECTION When motion is detected, real-time alerts will be sent to your phone with a short video, which allows you to playback or download. When your baby tries to do something danger, stop them on time! Optional Motion Tracking Area You can choose to blind some area of motion detection feature for this video camera for pets. With this feature, you will not be bothered by unnecessary motions in the room and focus on your baby or pet's dynamic. Never been drowned in massive phone alerts, receive only what you need! Cloud Storage Live video footage and motion videos will be uploaded to the AWS( Amazon Web Service) Cloud and are accessible for 14 and 30 days respectively. You can also store video on a locol maxium 128G micro SD card. Save all the lovely moment of your love ones and establish albums for them

Overall Product Rankings

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

DWYM 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.