Ummmm…guys…this Ooma Butterfleye Smart Home Security Camera Monitor is a game-changer for the way Brandon and I travel. Our dogs usually travel with us everywhere we go (remember Pittsburgh? or Lake Lanier Islands?) but if I’m being honest with you, traveling with dogs is overwhelming sometimes and I’d love a dog-free vacation.
I’ll be traveling a little bit for work in September and October and was hoping to have Brandon come along for at least one of the trips but the idea of traveling for work and dealing with worrying about the dogs in the hotel was more than I wanted to deal with. We can’t board our dogs because they aren’t neutered and we’ve never felt safe hiring a dog-sitter to stay in our home just due to our own anxieties. Well, recently Ooma sent us an Ooma Butterfleye and this camera monitor has completely revolutionized the way we approach traveling without the boys.
Anxiety is seriously the worst and there was no way we could travel and leave someone in our home without us before. Our anxiety would hit the point of near paranoia and anytime we tried to hire a pet-sitter we would either back out and cancel the trip or end up changing our plans completely to find a pet-friendly hotel and coordinate the entire trip around them.
Now, we have this camera monitor set up so we can check in any time we want, view live or recorded footage, check for unknown faces in our home, and see what’s going on while we’re away. It’s truly fabulous.
We feel so much safer being away from home and absolutely love the feeling of security this little camera monitor offers to us. It’s so pint-sized and fits into the little crevices all of your home but it packs a major power punch. The little Ooma Butterfleye offers:
- Facial recognition so you only get notified of unknown faces in your home. You can even set custom alerts so it notifies you when specific faces (like a dog-walker) enter your home.
- Two-way audio so you can communicate with anyone in your home and hear anything being dicussed
- Privacy mode so you can avoid recording while you’re at home
- Auto-privacy mode so the camera monitor automatically stops recording if you are within a designated geo-fenced range
- Battery back-up so it works even during power outages
*Some features require a subscription of $9.99 / month
Right now, we have our Ooma Butterfleye Smart Home Security camera monitor on the bar in our kitchen so it is able to capture a view from our front door to the stairs leading up to our bedrooms. This way, no one is able to enter our home without passing through the line of sight of the camera. We’ve considered adding a second camera to record upstairs but since there’s no way to get up there without passing through the living room we’ve held off for now.
We are planning to hire a dog-sitter for our upcoming trips so I can get work done on my trips, Brandon can work from the hotel room in peace, and we can explore the new cities without being fearful about the pups causing a disturbance or feeling anxious about a stranger in our house. The peace of mind this little camera monitor offers is amazing. For something so small, it far surpassed our expectations. I wish they offered a dashcam; we’d be the first to sign up for it, haha.
Interested in giving it a try? The amazing folks at Ooma are offering a giveaway and you can win your very own Ooma Butterfleye!
- Prize: One Ooma Butterfleye
- Dates: August 20 – September 4
- Winner(s) will be randomly selected and notified by CLEVER by Friday, September 7
- Age 18+
- US and Canada residents only
*see terms and conditions in the widget below for full disclosures.