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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hav Cam Recommendations

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so mods, please feel free to move.

I am thinking about getting a webcam to watch Toro when he comes home while I'm at work. My husband works from home and will be with him most of the time, but I can already tell it will be hard for me to be away! I'd like to be able to watch his x-pen when he's in there.

I was thinking that a Wireless Network Cam (one that does not require a computer connection to capture video) would be good, but I'm not a very tech savvy person. Also, they are NOT cheap!

Does anyone here have any experience watching their dogs on the web when they are not home? Can you tell me what device you use and if you like it?

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I just watched my guys when I was on vacation in Florida this week. If you have an iphone and apple laptop you can do what I did. I bought the application called Icam for 4.99. It's a one time fee. Then I set up up my apple laptop. I am able to watch them anytime with my iphone.





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Thanks for your input. That's so awesome! And it's much less expensive than the Y-Cam I'm looking at. I don't have an iPhone yet (hopefully they will release the Verizon one this month).

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I am sure there is a program similar to the one that Linda and I are using that you could view on another computer instead of an iphone. I would search online and see what you can come up with. Linda and I are both now hooked on spying on our dogs


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Karen, do you have a free-standing camera or is it built into your computer?

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That is really cool. I hadn't thought of spying on Gucci when I'm gone, even though she's seldom without me.

I want an iphone so bad...one more reason I want one to add to the list, I suppose.

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I have a macbook with a camera built in. I have thought about getting a free standing camera for my other computer since you can actually see up to 4 cameras with this program. That might be a little crazy though (like I haven't crossed that line already)


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How does it work with the computer? My computer goes to sleep..maybe not with the built in camera on?

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This one works with a Mac and does not require your computer to be running. It just accesses your wifi signal and sends the live video to the site you want to view it from.

http://www.networkcamerastore.com/pr...ess-ip-camera/

But as I said – it's pricey!!!

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I would love to watch my boys when I am not home....and I would love to figure out the cam thing too! I have read that you have to set your computer to stay on all the time.



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