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Sit. Stay. Tweet. 7 Ways to Hook Your Dog Up to the Web

By Mark Milian - 2013-12-03T18:21:18Z

Courtesy Dropcam

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Puppy Cam

There are lots of webcams and connected security cameras on the shelves at office-supply stores, but Dropcam is becoming a popular option for those who want to monitor their homes — and their animal friends. The simple camera, which is available in two models for $149 or $199, connects to a Wi-Fi network and can securely broadcast the feed to a private or public page, as well as a smartphone via the Dropcam app.

While Dropcam isn't exclusively for recording pets, the product might not exist if it weren't for dogs. Greg Duffy, the co-founder and CEO, has said he started building a simple security camera to help his father catch the neighbor whose dog was pooping on the elder Duffy's lawn. You never know where a great idea will come from.

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