Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Review #SmartCamWoof #Giveaway

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Pet parents know that the fur kids are part of the family, so when you’re at work or away and they’re home alone, you naturally want to check up on them. We’ve been testing out the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro, which allows pets and their people to stay connected.

It’s got super easy setup and a free app for Android or iOS, that lets you monitor your home and pets from any location. Advanced features for keeping an eye on your furry friends include 128 degree ultra-wide angle security coverage, 1080p full HD live video streaming, advanced motion detection, night vision and more.

With all these features, Samsung has really covered what most people need in a home WiFi camera. The price is nice, at $159, with lots of customer reviews and ratings at both BestBuy.com and Amazon. We love the two-way talk feature, although Daisy hasn’t figured out how to talk back yet! You can also use it to check-in with your human kiddos after school.

Everything you need is in the box, and I was able to get the camera up and running in about 10 minutes (it did a software security update once I connected it to WiFi). If you want, you can also get a 64GB Micro SD Memory Card which will allow you to record your video locally for long-term storage. You do need to have an existing home WiFi network set up already, which I’m guessing most of you do.

The SmartCam HD Pro also works with Samsung SmartThings and with other devices including the Amazon Echo. We got ourselves an Echo for Christmas and are loving it, but haven’t utilized it’s full capabilities yet. Anyway, here’s what’s in the box…totally not scary, and super easy to run the wireless setup using the app and your smartphone!

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Giveaway

Because we want you to stay connected to your fur kids too, we’re giving our readers the chance to WIN a Samsung SmartCam HD Pro WiFi Camera. The giveaway is open to US residents , age 18+ and ends at 11:59pm ET on 2/28/17. Enter using the Rafflecopter contest widget below to record your entries. There are plenty of ways to enter, so do them all or just choose the ones you like. All entries will be verified. Good luck everybody!

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Comments

  1. Rachel Monn says:

    i would just use it to watch my dog! and possibly for security when we get a house!

  2. Anita Allen says:

    I’d like it to keep an eye on my dog – I’d feel better watching him on the rare occasions when I leave as he can have seizures. But there are some times when I just have to leave him (like my own medical appointments). Thanks.

  3. Sandy Slade says:

    I’d like to know when the kids get home. They sometimes forget to call me and I can’t always watch the clock. 

  4. For me, it would be for watching my cat when I’m away from home as well as general security.

  5. Sandy Weinstein says:

    my main reason is that i have an older dog, 15 1/2, who is deaf, almost blind, has a little dementia and has terminal cancer. i dont like to leave her alone. it is hard for me to go out and make sure she is safe when i leave even though i have taken precautions. i would love to know that i can watch her to make sure she is okay while i am out. i also would like to keep tabs on my other 2 4 legged girls because they get into lots of trouble sometimes, especially the younger girl. she likes to climb up on things and take things down, chew on them. i never know what she is going to get into.

  6. Elaine c galante says:

    I’d love to see what Preston does while im out for peace of mind. Added security would be a bonus.

  7. Ellie Wright says:

    We’ve been talking about getting one of these to see which of our dogs goes nuts when we aren’t home.

  8. Tammy Horn says:

    I’m constantly worried about my dogs when I am away. Since I got my German Shepherd pup, he has me always worrying, so I seldom leave the house unless he is with me. This would help put my mind at ease, while I check on him.

  9. Nancy Loring says:

    I would like to see how my dog is doing. My son recently moved out and he took his dog and my Tuc is feeling the loss. I just want to make sure that he is doing ok while I am gone.

  10. Added security to make sure he is okay and not in danger. Ease of mind.

  11. Veronica Adrover says:

    I’d use this to check on my dogs while I’m away – especially the one that has a touch of separation anxiety.

  12. My cat is hyperthyroid. He will be in isolation at a vet office for a week during radioactive iodine treatment. I would like to be able to see how my cat is doing during the treatment, since I will not be allowed to visit him. Also, I will need to monitor and clean up litter box usage on a different floor of my house afterwards so that the radioactive contents do not injure anyone in my household. I have difficulty getting up and down stairs, so monitoring the cat when he is in the basement would be very helpful, in general.

  13. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I have three Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (all rescues). Of my dogs, my two boys are the ones most likely to get into trouble when I’m not home. They also bark FAR too much, and I’m working on getting that under control. Of course, when I’m not home, they can bark freely. This would give me a way to correct them even when I’m not home. I could also keep an eye on my older cat, who hasn’t been feeling well for the past few days.

  14. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to have a home WiFi camera so I can monitor our house when we aren’t home

  15. cindy schierl says:

    8 rescue dogs that I would love to watch during the day

  16. wendy browne says:

    I would mostly like a wifi cam for security as I live in an apt.

  17. I would love to watch our 2 dogs, especially when we are out of town.

  18. Julie Dawson says:

    We would love to be able to keep an eye on the house while we are away as it is very old with old wiring. I’m always afraid of fire. We were also broken into a few months ago & so glad all my pups were ok. This would give me lots of peace of mind.

  19. Theresa Spaid says:

    3 of my furkids are pretty old and I feel better if I could keep any eye one them. I lot one new pup and it might get interesting to see what he is up to!

  20. I would love to have this for when my kiddos get home from school and I can check in on them and make sure they’re safe before I get home.

  21. The Samsung Smart Cam HD Pro would give me peace of mind knowing I can monitor and be there for my dog when he has epileptic seizures. The night vision is a great security feature too. I can identify who/what is making the noises that put my dog on alert at night as he does not need the added stress

  22. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I would like to see what my dogs do when I’m gone.  They bark at everything they see outside when I’m home, want to see if they do it while I’m gone too!

  23. I’d like to watch my dog while I’m at work, and for home security.

  24. I’d like to watch my dog while I’m at work, and for home security.

  25. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I would love to give this as a gift to my son and DIL so that they could keep an eye out for when the girls get home from school, keep an eye on the dogs, and for security when they travel.

  26. I like to see who is coming to my door.

  27. Michaela Kay says:

    I’d like this camera to watch my special needs son and my cats. I just know they party when I’m away. 🙂

  28. I know my little dumpster diver would be trying to find a way to get into something. It would be great to figure out how she is actually doing it. I don’t think anything is beagle proof.

  29. cindy schierl says:

    I would love to be able to make sure my pups are ok when I am not home

  30. I would totally like to know how my dog gets into the pantry and closets. She is a little thief, and a good one at that.

  31. Steve Weber says:

    I would love to be able to check in while i’m at work to see what my puppy is up to.

  32. Natalie Hartmann says:

    I would like to watch my 3 dogs and make sure they are okay.

  33. I would use this to watch my dogs. They are seniors and I would like the peace of mind of “checking” in on them.

  34. Bonnie Raymond says:

    Oh I need this when we are expecting puppies

  35. watching my cat – hope to get him a canine sibling soon and it would be comforting to be able to watch them interact

  36. What a cutie! I would definitely use this to watch my big baby, Bentley. I also have a precious cat, an Eclectus parrot named Romeo and a hamster. I would love this for security coverage and also to check in on my fur babies. I work in an emergency rooms so I am gone for long hours- this would be so reassuring to be able to check in!

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  38. I want to have a home WiFi camera to keep an eye on our dogs.

  39. Douglas Houston says:

    I want to see what my furry little varmint is up to when I am gone.

  40. I would love to peek in on my German Shepherd and 2 cats all day!

  41. I would like it for security purpose for my children.

  42. Angela Saver says:

    I would love this for security & to see what our pets do when we’re away! 

  43. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I’ll use it for security.

  44. I’m curious about what my pets do when I’m not home.

  45. sherry butcher says:

    security, I think my dog is so friendly that anyone could come in and he’d bring them a toy.

  46. Valerie Schlicht says:

    Our 2 daughters get home from school before we are off work and I would love to have it for security purposes, that and to watch what my cat really does when i am gone 🙂

  47. I would like to watch my pets but I like this mostly for security. I like being able to see my house even when not home.

  48. Lisa Friend says:

    I can check in wth my boys when they get home and make sure they’ve fed, watered and walked Bowser

  49. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love this camera to check on my dogs while I’m gone.

  50. Hello Doggie

  51. I would love to be able to check in on my cats and dog while not home.

  52. shanah backman says:

    I would be able to keep an eye on the kids while I’m cleaning in the other room. Toddler can’t be trusted even in a playroom!

  53. I would use it for doggie watch and home security.

  54. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Love To Have To Keep And Eye On My 3 Dog’s.

  55. Christine Aiello says:

    I would love it for security reasons and also just so I can see my dog while I am away at work because I miss her so much. I would love to watch what she does all day long!

  56. I have a senior dog who will be 15 in May. I would love to keep an eye on him while I’m out! I would also love it to just keep an eye on everything!

  57. Sarah Mayer says:

    My main reason is to have peace of mind while I’m at work that everything is taken care of.

  58. I’d love the camera for security reasons but also would love to be able to see what the dogs are doing while I am away. It is hard to know who does what when it comes to messes and this would be helpful for training.

  59. My main reason is for security as I am having some trouble with the neighbors.

  60. I’d like one for security reasons since I live alone with my daughter.

  61. my main reason is for security

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