Part of a growing segment of security solution devices known as “self monitoring” systems, Canary and those similar, appeal to a specific market segment in the home security space. Namely, those interested in high-technology but without the strings attached. Offering a simple setup that includes plugging in a 147-degree wide-angle HD camera with microphone and syncing the device to your smart phone offers an incredibly simple setup-and-go proposition for many looking for simplicity in their lives.
The Achilles heel of “self-monitoring” systems is just that: they may do a great job at notifying you that an issue has been detected, but the next, critical step, is left to you: In order to get authorities dispatched to your home, you or someone on your list, will need to make the call and explain the situation.
Canary’s system will also monitor the quality of your air and all video captured will be stored in the Cloud for free (for a total of 12 hours of data) but you can pay to increase the storage amount. Additionally, the company will allow you a full 60 days to try the system out during their trial period.
What You Need to Know About Canary
Type of Equipment
Canary uses a proprietary equipment system comprised mainly of an HD motion-triggered video camera with a 147-degree viewing angle and a smart phone application
Canary’s primary function is to trigger and record events when motion is detected and alert the homeowner via the smart phone app so the user may take appropriate action.
Canary is available for use across the United States as well as England.
Years in Business
The company has only been in business for about a year after securing funding through crowdfunding sources.
Are Canary Security Systems Installed Professionally or Self Installed?
Due to the simplicity of the system, setup does not require any professional assistance and can be made fully operational with just a few minutes of time.
The Canary system utilizes your home broadband internet connection to send information to your phone as well as store video files to the Cloud.