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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