My son Alex no longer lives at home. But, my Chihuahua Chase does. I never know what I’m going to come home to when it’s necessary to leave him alone for the day. Did I mention he happens to be going through his “terrible twos” stage? I’ve never had a dog that loves to chew as much as he does. The stories I could tell!
Samsung’s SmartCam HD Plus to the rescue! It looks like the perfect solution to keep track of him while I’m away. Not only can I keep track of his sneaky behaviors, but I can also monitor to make sure he is safe and secure. The camera is loaded with great features and is available at a very affordable price.
Samsung SmartCam HD Plus
Android and iOS Friendly
As you can probably guess, you need to download an app to use the camera virtually. It’s available at no charge for both Android and iOS users. That means I can watch a live video stream of Chase on my brand-new cell phone. How cool is that?
This nifty little camera, which is available in black or white, doesn’t take up much space. It fits nicely on any small space, such as on my TV stand next to the TV. Since Chase spends a lot of time in the living room (at least when someone is home) it seems like the perfect location.
Great View and Night-Vision Capable
I love the fact that the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus features a 130° field of view, 4x digital zoom and pan/tilt ability. Chase would need to be the world’s sneakiest Chihuahua to get something past this camera lens.
Night vision is another great feature. Even if the room is pitch black the camera provides you with a clear picture of what is happening in the room.
Sound and Motion Detection
Motion detection is a must with any security camera. This one allows you to choose up to three different areas of your room to monitor… think windows and doors. If sound and/or movement is detected, you’ll be the first to know. You have the option of recording continuously or when movement is detected. It’s easy to save the video on a micro SD card, which must be purchased separately.
The SmartCam HD, by Samsung, comes with a built-in speaker and mic. In the event I needed to speak with Chase, while I am away, all I have to do is press the mic button on the app. And, yes, I talk to my dog more than I care to admit. He’s not just a d-o-g. He’s a little person with fur!
The Samsung SmartCam HD Plus is a great option for any pet owner. The peace of mind I get knowing everything and everyone is safe at home is well worth the investment. After all, you can never be too careful when it comes to the people and spoiled Chihuahua you love!
Enter our reader giveaway HERE!
I love the 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle
Adrienne Gordon says
I like the microphone option.
I would like this so I can keep an eye on my cats.
We have two dogs that are constantly into trouble when we are gone. I love this option so I can have someone go and check on them immediately if they need to be reeled in! 🙂
Rachel miller says
This is really a great idea! My mom could really use this for her new pup!
Nicole Shaffer says
I’d love it to keep an eye on my house and my town dogs while we are away, it would provide some peace of mind!
Monica M says
I have three dogs and I’d love to see what trouble they get into. One of them keeps peeing in the family room and I’d like to know which one it is 🙂
I would love to be able to see what Sammi does during the day when we aren’t home! I love the built-in speaker and mic feature!
Sara Zielinski says
I like the microphone option and the large viewing angle, I would use it to keep an eye on elderly family members when I am away. It would be very useful.
Bill G says
The night vision and connectivity are major pluses. I would use to monitor my home while vacationing.
Ellie Wright says
I like the built-in speaker and mic.
shannon fowler says
I would use this to keep tabs on our two dogs and cat (one of the dogs is a mixed pomchi chihuahua and I’m not sure they ever grow out of the terrible twos since mine is 4). i love that the app is virtually free for iOS users, and I love that it has night vision capabilities.
Kimmy Ripley says
My husband is always on the road and he has been wanting a dash cam. I would love to win him one.
Matthew M says
Great way to keep an eye on the house while i’m gone.
Built-in speaker and mic…AWESOME!
I would use it for home security. I like the resolution.
Jaque Richards says
My house has been robbed 3 times, ugh! I would like to prevent a 4th. 🙂 Thank you.
Ashley C says
I would love to use it to keep an eye on my son after school while I’m still at work !
Christopher Mason says
The Camera resolution
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In my home to watch the dogs.
Kelly D says
I like the Advanced Motion & Audio Detection.
Robert B says
I’d use this to keep an eye on the house while I am away.
karen cairns says
I worry about my older dog. This would be great to make sure that he is ok when I’m at work. I love the ability for the advanced motion and the audio.
John OB says
We would like to check on our older cat, who sometimes tries to jump like she used to when younger.
This would be good for peace of mind when we’re at work.
Jim Snider says
We have some sketchy characters living across the street.
Ann Fantom says
I like that the camera supports Two-Way Talk
Tracy Pryor says
I’d love to have this so I can monitor my house when we go on vacation.
GENA VIGGIANI says
WE WOULD LOVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE KIDS AFTERSCHOOL AND OUR THREE CATS, WHILE THEY TERRORIZE OUR HOUSE! WE LOVE THE MICROPHONE FEATURE!
Karley Moore says
I have two little fur babies at home and I would love to be able check on them ….also we have been broken into in the past. Thanks for the giveaway!
Steve Weber says
I like that it’s 1080p quality.
jeremy mclaughlin says
Would use as a home security for our home. Like the advanced audio.
Shannon Egan says
Honestly… My house is a disaster area when I get home and I’d like to see for once exactly how my cats and dog accomplish this while I’m gone and how they manage to do the same thing at night while I’m sleeping. lol
Kim Henrichs says
We go away a lot on weekends so this would be a great way to keep an eye on things!
Will G says
So I can monitor our house while we are away.
carol clark says
the 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle
i like and i can monitor my house when im in town i would like to win cause i need it to feel secure
Carly S says
I think the night vision capability could come in handy!
my fave feature is 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle
I like the wide angle view to keep an eye on the front of my my house
I like the night vision best.
Wendy R. says
Love that it has night vision! We have a huge Great Dane we’d love to keep an eye on!
Brent Strassburg says
I would use this in my baby’s room
I live alone so I would love to have this camera to keep an eye on my home and dog when I am gone. I love the 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle.
Dan Dykstra says
This would really be nice to be able to monitor my house when I’m away.
Bryan Vice says
My cat is always getting into my socks i would love watch her and see what all she get into
Dave Barr says
Wide angle out the window to keep an eye out never know what fur and feathered people will show up 😉
It is good to keep an eye on my pets when we are not home as well as kids when people are watching them.
I really like the microphone option because my dog gets anxious sometimes. I think this would really help calm her down.
What an awesome device. This sounds silly, but I totally have 7 pets. 1 parrot,1 Syrian Hamster, a precious 75lb dog and 4 cats. This could totally help me keep an eye on them and my home while I’m away!
Cheryl B says
I would use this to monitor my dogs while I am away.
love to keep an eye on my pets while I’m away and ensure the pet sitters are doing a good job
I would love to be able to watch my pets when i am not home. Sometimes they get hyper if no one is around.
Richard Hicks says
Would be perfect to monitor our pets while away. I love the Advanced Motion & Audio Detection feature
Christina London says
I would like to keep an eye on my two dogs.
Darlene Carbajal says
I like the night vision!
Shareena M says
I would like to use it to feel like my house is more secured when I’m away.
elizabeth p says
I would use this for night hiking, that’s why i like the night vision feature. Thanks for the chance.
beth shepherd says
I would love to see what our cats and dog does during the day when we are gone. This would be great on our old country home. Thank you
Gary Emes says
It would be fun to have a dash cam and watch the world maniacs driving around us all.
Katrina Brockavich says
My favorite feature is the two way talk! It would be nice to hear what’s going on and have the ability to talk to comfort the animals or whatever is needed.
I would like to use it to watch what the pets are up to when I am gone as well as also point it out toward my deck to catch my creepy neighbor trying to get into my unit.
Tabathia B says
I like the night vision capabilities
elizabeth miller says
My father in law moved in from his stroke. I would love to have it to be able to check in on him while we have to be out.
Tee Anderson says
I love the night vision.
I like the resolution.
I like the camera resolution.
aaron reck says
This would be great to keep a good eye on Jasper when have to leave. He’s such a good cat though never gets into anything but still it would comfort me to know that he is ok.
Michelle james says
I would love the Samsung camera for our 2 cats… to figure out which one is being bad
Lori Hicks says
I love the microphone option, how cute would that be to talk to my cat when I am away from home!
John Kivlen says
To checkout what is going on at home when I am not there and talk to them if I need to
Michelle Hill says
I would like to see which of our three big dogs destroys stuff while we are out. They all look innocent but I know at least one is misbehaving!
Angela Thorpe says
I like the microphone option
susan smoaks says
i would use it to train my dogs. i would watch them and when they start doing something wrong i would talk to them to tell them to stop
Jane McGregor says
So I can watch my front door so no one steals my packages!
I would like this to watch my cat and for home security
Susan Christy says
I’d use it for home security and to see what my dogs do during the day!
This looks awesome, and I would love to use it for my cats!
Danielle Magee says
I would love to have this to see what my dog does when we are away.
I live in the woods so it would be neat to be able to see what animals come by
I want to set this camera up to see who’s been coming into my back yard and messing with my gates. Thanks for the chance.
Nickole Heim says
I like the microphone option and the large viewing angle
Kyl Neusch says
the built-in speaker and mic.
Erica B. says
I’d use it in our entry way.
Daniel M says
to keep an eye on the place when i’m out
Jodi Hassel says
I would like this so I can watch my dog
It has all the newest upgrades and mine is so old now. I even tried to do a survey today and it said my browser was too old and would not let me take it.
Mark Marville says
I’d keep an eye on my 3 Doxies they’re very naughty!
Meredith Brooks says
I love this! I would love to watch my puppy while working!
Collins White says
I want to know what the bumps in the night are!
Shane A says
I like that it has a motion detector built in.
Megan C says
I like that it has night vision and a microphone
I like that it has motion detection.
Karen D says
I would like to be able to keep an eye on what is going on at home while I am away or at work.
Brenda Elsner says
I would love to see what the kids are doing while I am at work
Barbara Fox says
We have 3 dogs & 2 cats that come in and out all day. I would love to see what they are up to when we are not home!
Lesley F says
I would love to keep an eye on my dogs
Brandy Schwartz says
I would love to keep an eye on our 3 dogs while at work!
robyn paris says
I like that I can keep an eye on my home in live time. It helps to know what everyone is doing.
I would use this to keep an eye on my kids.
Audrey Stewart says
I would use this in my cat shelter to keep an eye on them.
Lisa V. says
I would use for home security.
Amy Deeter says
The built-in speaker and mic is what i really like
Michelle H. says
I would love to see how and what my dogs are doing when I am away.
Erin M says
I would use it in my living room to see what my dog is up to during the day.
Hesper Fry says
I would like to use this to keep an eye on my 2 dogs and to see if they are getting into any mischief.
Janine Hwang says
I’d like to see what my kids are doing (and babysitter)
I like the Night Vision Up to 32 feet.
Steven M says
Eileen Boyce says
We were robbed several years ago and I never feel safe now. This sure would help. We could see what our dog is doing also. Thanks for the chance!
Kerry p says
I love the microphone and the wide view. I’d love to watch what he does in the house all day and also allow him to hear my voice. I worry that he is lonely.
Heather D says
Great for watching the kiddo when not home
Stephanie Phelps says
I would love to have it to keep an eye on the little one when I am in another room. I love the Advanced Motion & Audio Detection.
Leah Shumack says
My daughter is of the age where she can start staying home alone and this would definitely help to ease my mind about leaving her after school for a bit!
Tracie Vandermeulen says
I would like to keep an eye on my house! I like the motion and sound detection!
LInda S. says
I like the idea that I can keep an eye on my house from anywhere.
Sarah Mayer says
I would install this by my back door to see what happens at night in my yard.
Tabatha Williams says
I REALLY need a new baby monitor. This would be so perfect!
Adrian Banks says
I def need some extra security measures around my house!
Louis Davila says
I like the microphone option
Francine Anchondo says
I like the 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle
i’d love to see what my pets are up to all day!
John H. says
I like the 1080p Full HD Streaming and Recording.
Jennifer H. says
I like the 130-Degree Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle.
krystal wethington says
I like that it has a microphone. This way I could talk to my kitties when im not at home.
Heather D says
I would like to win so i can see what my guys are up to during the day.
Bea Alexandra says
I would love to se what my little monsters (dogs) do when I am away. It will also help me get through my long shifts to know they are A okay!
Seyma Shabbir says
I would love to use it to keep an eye on the baby sitter and the kids! I love that it is motion detection and great resolution.
Stephanie Liske says
I just got a restraining order on my husband. I would like this to make sure he doesn’t come back.
Laurie Emerson says
I love that I can keep an eye on our home when I am not there. It gives me a sense of peace of mind about security.
Mira V says
I would love this to keep an eye on my cat especially when i’m working a few 12 hours shifts in a row!!
I would like this for home security
Sue W. says
I use the wide viewing area to keep an eye on my dogs.
Trisha McKee says
I have three bulldogs, one is a pup so I would love to keep an eye on them while at work.
BRIAN E. says
We would use it to monitor a detached garage !!!
I’d love it to keep an eye on everything while I am out.
Philip Lawrence says
I would use it for security when I am not home. I like the wide viewing angle the lens covers.
Jerry Marquardt says
I would like to use the like to use the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus in my house because of the security of knowing my pup is safe while out and about.