Petplan have teamed up with Panasonic to create a pet monitoring kit for pets. The smart home kit from Panasonic, which is based on the wireless standard ULE, includes an indoor camera with temperature sensor and night vision, a smart plug, door sensor and an SD card, allowing pet owners to record and share what their pets get up to when they are not at home. The smart system enables its users to check that their pets are safe and well and even allows them to turn on a lamp, radio, heater or fan via a smartphone or tablet to help keep animals content.
Via the indoor camera, cat and dog owners can keep an eye on their pets on their smartphone or tablet. The camera includes a temperature sensor which can automatically activate the system’s smart plug to turn a heater on when the room temperature drops beneath a certain temperature. On hot summer days, a fan can help pets to stay cool and safe. The door sensor registers when a dog walker or cat sitter enters or leaves the house, and it can also be used to monitor if a pet goes into a room it is not supposed to.
Panasonic’s smart home kit uses the ULE standard (Ultra-Low Energy) which is deemed particularly safe, and which doesn’t interfere with other wireless devices in the house like WiFi- or Bluetooth-based products. Panasonic is a member of the ULE Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation that offers a certification programme for ULE devices.