If you’re like me and have indoor only pets (in my case 2 cats), you probably wonder what they get up to when you’re at work. Well it turns out it that it’s pretty easy to find out, all you need is a basic webcam and the ability to connect to your Home Computer. I have actually been doing this for a few years now using GoToMyPC (call it a perk of the job), we have an open floor plan so it was pretty easy to position the webcam in such a way so that I could see a large area of our 1st floor. The only trick to making this work is to set the Frame Rate below 20 FPS
Here is the result:
My wife and I actually used this little trick to check in on our home and cats while on vacations in both Ireland and Italy, it also allowed us to check our Email etc securely on our home PC at Internet Cafes. Since the GoToMyPC connection is encrypted and our account logins are saved on our home PC we did not need to enter them via the computers at the Internet Cafes we stopped at on our trips.