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Old 06-28-2015, 11:31 PM
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Going to Gettysburg like we do every summer and the only time I leave Jackson in the room is the one night we go to dinner at an indoor restaurant. He typically does fine, as far as I know, but I'm always super paranoid the whole dinner (2-3 hours). I'd love to be able to spy in on him, make sure he's not barking/scared/etc. Restaurant is in walking distance to hotel so I could easily get back.

Did not know if there was anything cheap-ish to buy that would do the trick where I could go onto my phone and watch him and set up a little webcam in the hotel room. I do usually bring my laptop, ipad and the hotel also has internet.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:24 AM
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Open laptop, turn on webcam? Lol that's what I've done when I've wanted to spy.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:40 AM
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Call your phone on facetime/skype from the laptop, and then check periodically. I don't know how easy it would be to accidentally hang up (or drain battery), though, and then you couldn't remedy that, unless you teach Jackson how to answer phone calls.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:06 AM
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A Drop Cam connected to hotel wifi would work. Free app on your phone, and you can check in from time to time. Drop Cams are inexpensive and amazing quality - I have one I use in our house to spy on the dogs.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:36 AM
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Open laptop, turn on webcam? Lol that's what I've done when I've wanted to spy.
I don't know how I would connect it to my phone tho? lol I have a macbook. It has a camera for like facetime etc but I don't personally have a web cam and connect it to my phone, I guess I could buy one and then just leave it on lol.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:37 AM
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Call your phone on facetime/skype from the laptop, and then check periodically. I don't know how easy it would be to accidentally hang up (or drain battery), though, and then you couldn't remedy that, unless you teach Jackson how to answer phone calls.
LOL that would be hysterical to see him answering a call. Hmm I could do this i suppose and bring one of those little portable chargers with me for my phone at dinner so it doesn't die.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:38 AM
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A Drop Cam connected to hotel wifi would work. Free app on your phone, and you can check in from time to time. Drop Cams are inexpensive and amazing quality - I have one I use in our house to spy on the dogs.
This looks perfect! $199 on amazon though, a little more than I wanted to spend.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:39 AM
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It's what we did when our baby monitor broke, lol. But there HAS to be a free app for a mac built in camera to connect to your phone?
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Can I just say that I nearly selected this as a "sporn post" that had gotten through the filters
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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I set up my laptop with Skype and call in from my phone. It's free and you can set it up to accept calls only from "friends" so it will pick up automatically, but random people can't call in.

All you need is a webcam on the computer, doesn't matter if it's fancy or anything. And you need a phone that can run the Skype app.
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