When you can’t be home, but wish you could, we suggest opting for Dropcam and FakeTV. For those moments when you wish you could be a fly on the wall, there’s Dropcam Pro. Whether you want to keep an eye on your pet, your child or your home, Dropcam provides a seamless viewing experience, no matter how far you are from home. And for the times you wish your house could look occupied without having to waste electricity on lighting – FakeTV.

Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service with remote viewing and two-way talk. Night vision allows you to watch your home anytime, with automatic infrared LED’s. The zoom option provides close-ups of particular aspects of the room with up to 8x zoom. You can even connect with people or pets via the built-in mic and speaker.

With Dropcam, you’re gaining more than just video access. Location awareness gives you the option to turn your camera on and off based on where you are. Or schedule to have your camera turn on and off at specific times. Share your stream with friends, make it public to show the world, or use cloud recording to review footage at a later date or to share favorite clips.

Video is available, live, via iOS, Android and web apps anytime, anywhere. Dropcam is available on their website; www.dropcam.com.

FakeTV is the modern day burglar deterrent, designed specifically to make your home look occupied. The small, electronic device produces exactly the same sort of light that a real television makes, making it appear as if someone is home watching TV. The small device even simulates scene and color changes while consuming the electricity of a night light.

There are currently two FakeTV models, one simulating the light of a 27″ TV, the other a 40″ TV simulator. Prices run at $29.95 and $39.95 respectively. To order, go to www.faketv.com.