Home Security

Keeping an eye on pets while you’re away from home

Nearly two thirds of New Zealand households have at least one companion animal. Demand for pets during the pandemic has risen sharply, with New Zealanders spending more time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic and turning to pet ownership for comfort and companionship.

Curious cat looking outside through a window

As a loving pet parent, it’s only natural to wonder what they are getting up to while you’re not home. Using security cameras to keep an eye on pets has become a popular way to stay connected and check that furry friends are happy and not getting up to mischief.

For pet owners, the capabilities of live-streaming cameras have many benefits, particularly when young puppies or kittens are still settling in. As we spend more time away from home, these cameras make it easier to understand in real time whether pets are fretting or barking when on their own or doing something naughty like digging up the garden. With app enabled cameras, being able to see your pets while out and about can be very reassuring.

Installing an ADT Home Security system helps to protect both your home and its occupants, making it a smart solution for those with pets. When combined with indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi cameras connected to the ADT mobile app, you can check in on pets remotely 24/7 from your phone, PC or tablet as long as you have access to the internet.

Here are three reasons why you should use ADT Security Wi-Fi Cameras to keep watch over your pets:

Capture candid moments

The reason why interacting with pets and animals makes us feel good is because they trigger our brain’s responses to empathy, which explains why watching pet videos is a popular pastime. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by capturing your pet’s candid moments on camera. ADT’s Wi-Fi cameras allow you to save video clips so you can watch them at any time and share the memories with friends and family.

Monitor your pet’s wellbeing

If you’re the proud owner of a new puppy, or have an animal who suffers from separation anxiety, using live-streaming Wi-Fi cameras to monitor their wellbeing can quickly let you know that they’re okay. Yelping, scratching, and bad behaviour such as digging holes can also be signs of anxiety or boredom which should be monitored closely. ADT also provides the ability to save clips of your pets, which can be shown when seeking professional advice or treatment.

Integrate technology with pet-friendly sensors

ADT home security systems are pet friendly with sensors that can be programmed to ensure animals can roam around the home undetected without compromising your home’s ability to detect intruders. With advancements in motion technology, you can have a full security system without worrying your pets will trigger a false alarm thanks to infrared technology that distinguishes between animal and human movements based on size and weight. ADT’s Wi-Fi cameras, not only allow you to view footage and save video clips, but the two-way audio also lets you listen in or speak to them directly.

Whether you are away for a few hours running errands, at work for the day, or away on holidays and leaving your pets in the hands of a pet minder, ADT security systems offer a reliable solution to ensure you and your pets always remain connected.

For more security tips and solutions, visit our website www.adtsecurity.co.nz or call us on 0800 111 238 to arrange a home security assessment by our team of licenced professionals.

1 https://www.companionanimals.nz/2020-report

2 http://ponsonbynews.co.nz/article-detail/show/2372/

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