You have a trip coming up—a weekend getaway, family vacation, or maybe you’re traveling for work. You’ve packed your suitcase with everything you need, but you know there’s not room in your bag to smuggle your dog aboard the airplane. It can be difficult to leave your pets at a kennel, especially when you don’t know how they’re doing while you’re away. You’ve done your research on nearby kennels, and some of them offer webcam services so you can view live video of your pets while they’re staying at the kennel. You decide leaving your dog might not be as big a challenge if you can check on her each day, so you make your reservation with a kennel equipped with webcams.
Many kennels nowadays are integrating webcams with their businesses because providing customers with this option can relieve anxiety about leaving their pets. Besides giving customers peace of mind, webcams can also attract new customers to your business, especially if some of your competitors don’t have them. Also, you can charge customers more for this additional service, which will provide your business with extra income. So how would your business get started with webcam services?
There are many options available when it comes to webcams. Many webcam companies provide installation at a low cost and frequently offer full packages with the webcam equipment and the software needed to use it. Companies often provide maintenance and tech support for a monthly or yearly subscription fee. Once you’ve installed the system, you can start offering webcam services to your customers. Usually, customers will get a username and password in order to log in online to view the video feed. The livestream is commonly available for access on computers, phones, and tablets, so customers can access it anywhere.
Adding webcams to your facility is an investment of installation, maintenance, and money, but many kennels are finding that investment worthwhile. Webcams attract new customers as well as increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction. Leaving for that trip isn’t so bad when you can check on your pet with the push of a button.
Sending love to you and your pets,
The Kennel Link Team
Hosler, Kathy. “Pet Webcams: Take Your Business to the next Level.” Pet Boarding & Daycare, Barkleigh Productions.