Vimtag Camera Brings Peace of Mind
I recently became a pet owner. It’s been about four months since getting our dog and it’s already difficult to refer to him as a ‘pet.’ I finally understand what the love and affection of four-legged friends is all about. In just these past four months our German Rottweiler, ICE, has become more like a son than a pet. It’s a fun, rewarding and heartwarming experience.
What I still haven’t grown accustomed to is the amount of events and locations where he is not welcome. As we are learning - that’s a lot of places. So leaving him home many times is the only option.
What comes next is tons of worrying and wondering if he is OK - so much so that when I was given the opportunity to test out Vimtag’s home monitoring camera I jumped at the opportunity. It seemed like a great way to leave ICE home when necessary without us, and still check in on him visually from my phone without disrupting the event I was attending.
Connected cameras are becoming an important tool in the households of many as they make it possible to monitor areas of the home for security purposes and even to keep tabs on babysitters, independent seniors or in other situations.
Hexa Reports said the market for security devices for connected homes Markets will reach $7.7 billion by 2021.
This is being driven by better, easier to use technologies and mobile apps that allow users to tap into their connected video devices.
Companies are taking note and releasing solutions across the globe to large name retailers and hardware stores that users can purchase at different costs to secure and monitor their homes.
For homeowners, Vimtag promotes the ability to use their cameras in the home or business to monitor the happenings inside from any computer, smartphone or tablet - regardless of the viewer’s location.
The set-up was simple. Using P2P technology, Vimtag creates a personalized home security camera network for any cameras placed around the home.
That’s great because a user isn’t getting this small static shot of an area. The camera pans and tilts so it can capture more of what’s going on in the monitored space.
And there is also an option for video storage for users up to 60 days from up to four cameras with no extra monthly fee. They are stored via the cloud and can be accessed via the Internet – even if the camera itself is broken or stolen.
This worked out great for me because I was able to lend the camera to family to also gain benefit and use it to monitor my 90 year old grandma who is living independently but recently had a fall. The pan and tilt was really great for keeping an eye on the living space in cases when everyone was at work, and no one was there just incase for a few hours.
Another cool feature which luckily we did not have to use is an “SOS (News - Alert)” accessory from Vimtag that can be added on to the device and functions as a panic button so a family member can call for help to an emergency contact who can check in visually via the camera and see what’s happening.
The company also offers an outdoor camera version so users can have both indoor and outdoor safety monitoring from the same user account. That’s another great option as crimes – at least in nearby cities- are increasing to include car break in's and detached garages and sheds.
The peace of mind the product brings not only for our dear ICE but also my beloved grandmother is a testament to the wonderful advancements technology is bringing to our world today.
Edited by Alicia Young