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Canary - Indoor Wireless Full HD All-In-One Home Security System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1102 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Gkrieger

    I bought the canary to keep an eye on my apt when I travel for work and I've been extremely pleased so far. The video quality and night vision are fantastic as are the features. I'm able to watch live and receive messages when activity is detected. It's easy to installs dpamd easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome security

    Posted
    Daroseny143

    Product was so easy to set up on my wifi network. The auto arm/disarm feature is really cool so I don't need to actively manage the device. But when I do, the app is super easy to use. Now and I can check in on my landlord when he makes repairs when I am at work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great security system that is expandable.

    Posted
    Woks

    Just recently purchased Canary. I have heard a lot of good things on other review sites and in the news so I thought i'd give it a try. I can't stop raving about this little device. Here's my take. Packaging - very Apple-esque. Simplistic, modern, straight forward. couldn't have been better. The device blends in with almost any decor, looks and feels very sturdy, and can be placed discretely. Installation - Could not have been any easier. Had the unit up and running in just a few minutes. No busy manual to read. Just download the free iphone app and it walks you through all the steps. From setting up your canary account to hooking up to your WiFi network, to adding additional members....this couldn't be more simple. even my parents found it very easy to follow. which brings me to the added benefit of this. its simple set up is great for parents or the technically naive. User interface - very slick and easy to follow. The device works just as advertised. It allows me to monitor my home while I am away. Allows me to alarm and disarm as needed and watch my home as needed. I have the option of remotely sounding the alarm or deactivating. Best part, I can add additional family members to the device so that it can automatically deactivate when they come home. I have had ADT in the past and although, it provides a monitored service (I was told that this is/will be an option with Canary as well), I don't have ridiculous fees to pay each month. Plus, any video surveillance add on for ADT is so much more expensive. With Canary, I can a add a few to cover different parts of my home. No need for hard wiring! One of the best features is it can be used as a nanny cam. many nanny cams from the babies store are limited in its functions, expensive, or limited on its channels for use. this works perfect as a nanny cam. and since it is so small, I can take it to the grandparents and still be watching them when I need to. Overall, a great smart security device without the hassle of hard wiring or monthly costs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feeling Safe Is So Easy With Canary!

    Posted
    gemini

    Obviously, the best thing about Canary is that it helps me keep an eye on my home, my belongings, and my family, allowing me to feel safe and protected. Beyond that, in one word, my favorite thing about my Canary is "simplicity." The Canary comes with a handy and comprehensive little booklet that walks you through the entire set up process. After set up, the Canary is so simple to use and so seamlessly gives me peace of mind. At the end of the day, I like to scroll through the day's Timeline to see what activity my Canary has recorded - and there's no fee associated with recording or viewing videos for up to a week! In addition, I love the aesthetics of this wonderful device. The Canary's design is sleek, clean, and modern, which I really appreciate, and the color options (black, white, and silver) can allow all the rooms in my home to benefit from the security of a Canary without it clashing with any of my decor. Rounding out my favorite features of the Canary has to be the HomeHealth technology. I don't have a thermostat, so this function gives me the ability to check the temperature, humidity, and air quality with just a couple of taps. Amazing! Thank you, Canary, for helping me take care of my home, looking over my belongings, not needing a complicated set up, and for doing it all in style!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice to have

    Posted
    TripleScoop
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    This canary was very simple to hook up. We've had it about a month now and use it to "look in" on elderly parent. We'ven't used the two way talk feature much but it seems to work. The 15$ monthly fee for two canaries seems high but I pay. I like having the ability to pull up on computer as the screen quality is usually better

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Protection!

    Posted
    Gravlhe12
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    This is a must buy product! It is easy to use and install. You can control the camera from your phone. The camera picture quality is crystal clear, even at night. I highly recommend this product if you need something that is user friendly and easy to operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great value for the price

    Posted
    vincent618
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    I read the reviews myself and then purchased. The setup was extremely simple and the picture quality was high definition. I like being able to check in anytime I like to see what's going on in my home. Also equally important is being able to set off the alarm. This is a stylish and one piece design that fits in well with my current living space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm Impressed

    Posted
    Richard
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    I didn't have high hopes for an at home security camera...my concerns were battery vs. dedicated power, wifi bandwidth vs Ethernet, image quality. But I have to say i'm really impressed. The setup was simple, the image quality is excellent, the built in siren was a nice surprise.... if you are looking an interior security camera you should highly consider this. One note, the alerts....i have to tweak them a little more so I dont get alerts when i'm home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets Better & Better

    Posted
    jimek74
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    After a few problems setting it up, the Canary home security system is great. The wide camera angle & clarity is amazing. The app is easy to use & recent upgrades have made it a great product even better. So why the 4 stars? The set up process!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, cost effecient security

    Posted
    mwaters0213
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    Easy to install, easy to setup, and easy to use. Features a great camera, offering great visibility. Offers a slick cloud solution with a no cost entry point and reasonable upgrade packages. The sensors are very sensitive, and sometimes give false alarms....but the sensitivity can now be adjusted. I have three units in two houses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the purchase

    Posted
    Studson
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    Well worth the purchase price. Anyone not wanting to pay the dinosaur prices for an ADT, Brinks, etc.. . system and monthly monitoring fees should definitely consider a system like this. Setup was simple and the picture quality is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fit for my apartment

    Posted
    KristenMay

    I've been using my Canary for a few weeks now and I'm very happy with the device. A few highlights for me - setup was extremely easy and I like the polished and small design. As a female living alone, with a busy travel schedule and long work hours, I enjoy knowing that my apartment and belongings are safe. Also, I've a side job as a dog sitter and it's helpful and simple to check on the animals while I'm at the office. This is my first time owning a home security device and I would definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super convenient app based home security

    Posted
    aj97

    I generally like the Canary home security unit. The image quality is impeccable, and it is very intuitive. I haven't yet tried to sound the alarm, but 90 decibels is enough to startle someone out of your house I'm sure. What I would wish for on the next generation of Canary is: a voiceover function that allows you to speak through your phone to a speaker on the Canary unit so that you can speak to and interact with people it sees in your home - this is particularly helpful if you live in a shared house. Overall I think its a really nice, internet-based, means of providing real-time video home security.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for renters and love the sleek design

    Posted
    nycgal1031

    I chose the canary b/c compared to all the others, this one was the sleekest and had the best design. App is easy to use and is perfect for renters. Really cool to see air quality and temp as well. Haven't used the siren yet, but I read its pretty loud. Lens has wide angle too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Home Security System

    Posted
    Hoista

    I feel like my home is more secure now than it ever was with our security company. I am able to monitor whats happening in my house in real time, without relying on some "monitoring" service that costs a monthly fee. It also has some other useful features like temperature, humidity, air quality, and can tell if other family members are home or not. The device was easy to set up and the app is very intuitive. I plan to buy more for other locations around my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great item, but too expensive

    Posted
    Aimkbe
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    Works great inside the home and the quality of the video is pretty amazing. We use this one in the kitchen and have a great angle on our entrance and the rest of the living room. My favorite part of the canary system is the seamless automation with your location and set times. Pretty much set it and forget it. The video quality is pretty excellent and the night vision mode is pretty great.it's also pretty good at picking up audio. My only gripe is that it's so expensive to have multiple cameras throughout thenhouse

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    Posted
    Danbo1
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    I wanted the Canary to work as advertised to fill a security gap at my home. It needed to be simple to set up and use with my 5s I phone. Only catch was after downloading the ap and pairing the Canary to the phone, it just would not complete the setup. I then used the provided cable to make the link and it worked on the first try. It's been great since and with a recent upgrade, is even better! Highly recommend it as an alternative to a higher price and more complicated security system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device! High Quality

    Posted
    Franciscoglz
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    This is an awesome device. Simple to use and setup. It has a very cool air quality monitor. Not sure if it will notify you if smoke or other hazards arise. This system will detect when you or family members are away and if you are it will send you a notification to view, call or sound alarm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Home at peace

    Posted
    Phantum
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    This is very easy to use and to set up. Nice slim and discreet design. It sends notifications to my iPhone. I wish it could have custom alerts on my phone, it just buzzes once. Sometimes the canary system is down and you can not view the camera while the system is down. Not sure if it's they are updating their system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little System

    Posted
    ebay

    Awesome device! Easy to set up and reliable - it's stayed on the network and functioning since I set it up. I set it up to watch the backdoor of my 12 person house on a college campus, which people often forget to lock. Now, if something happens in our house, I can go back to the video to see if someone we don't know wandered in the back door. It's a dead simple device, and it just works. Looking forward to the feature set building out!

    I would recommend this to a friend