Thursday, October 6, 2016

Monitor your Pets with VimTag P1 Smart Cloud IP Camera

My dog House will get into trouble the second he’s given an opportunity. The garbage is one of his biggest things. He loves to tip it over, he’s smart though. He waits until we are gone to do it. I was recently sent the Vimtag P1 Smart Cloud IP Camera so I can spy (I mean check on him) when I’m not home.

Since this camera is supported by my wifi, I needed to connect it. I’m used to just plugging in the username, password and I’m done (after downloading the app of course). Vimtag is a little different, but not in a bad way. They give you options on how you want to connect. You can plug the information in manually or you can scan the QR code that’s on the bottom of the camera base. From there you need the camera near your router/modem, connect via ethernet cord, or the other options is to hold your phone up with a special QR code and have the camera scan it. Like I said, a little different, but I like it. It gives multiple options. Once that’s done you just follow the directions on the app screen and you are ready to spy (check) on your pets.

Vimtag’s app is a little different in how you move and zoom (4x Digital Zoom). There aren’t control buttons that you press to go left, right, up or down. You just press the screen with your finger and move it around that way. You can also talk through the camera. Don’t do this if you animals get upset or confused really easily. We were gone and I did this to house and he was very confused. It was kind of funny as he didn’t know why my voice was coming from the camera.

You can buy the cloud storage cloudbox for extra recording storage. Another option is to put a micro SD card in the camera and save your recordings. This comes in handy when you need play backs. Like for proving the dog does knock over the garbage within minutes of us walking out of the house, or the cat jumping on the counter etc.
The camera is small enough that you can put it on a shelf or you can mount it on the wall (the attachment is included in the box).

Camera specs

  • Video CompressionH.264
  • Light Frequency50Hz, 60Hz
  • Image frame rate
  • 25fps
  • Image resolution
  • HD720P (1280*720), 640*360, 320*180, 160*90
  • Image adjustment
  • brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
  • White Balance BLC
  • Automatically
  • Night Vision
  • Two 940mm infrared lamp, irradation distance:8 meters

Overall, I’m impressed with the quality of this camera and how easy it is to setup and use. Even if you don’t have pets, you can still use this for an elderly parent that you want to check in on, regular security for your house or whatever else you need it for. Vimtag has bundle options where you can buy an indoor camera, outdoor and the cloud box (1TB memory) or multiples of each. There is an option for everyone.  

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  1. This sounds awesome! I love that you can also talk through the camera!

  2. Awww, sounds good. Wish we had this at the beginning of th year (or end of last) when our dear Charlie was very sick (at age 20). We had to keep an eye on her 24/7 if not with her which made it difficult. I fell asleep when poor darling passed away. :...(

  3. This looks like a great camera to have to help you keep an eye on your home and pets, I love being
    able to interact with my animals when I'm not home.

  4. I would love to use this to see what the rascals are up to when I'm not there.

  5. I think this a great! I love the fact that you can speak to your pet as well.

  6. This is a great product if you have to leave your pets alone during the day, especially a nervous pet that could be helped from hearing your voice.

  7. I can really use one of these to keep an eye on my fur babies to see what they are up to when I am not home. Thank you for sharing, definitely going to check it out.

  8. Wow this is such a great idea,weve had several dogs and is love to have had this

  9. Wow this is such a great idea,weve had several dogs and is love to have had this

  10. In this age of pet parents this is an awesome gadget!