Believe it or not, the idea of taking photos from aisn't new. What's different about this device, however, is that it's being done specifically for security purposes.
An obvious use for the "Pet-Eye View Digital Camera" is to see if your pet has been up to any mischief, but it also can be used to check for any other nefarious activities wherever your dog or cat goes, as 7Gadgets points out. The pet-cam takes photos throughout the day or night using a built-in automatic timer at intervals of 1, 5, or 15 minutes, and it can temporarily store the shots until you can download them onto a computer through its USB cable. And even if you find nothing suspicious, just think of all the fun you'll have secretly photographing the neighbors.