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

Customer rating

Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1113 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Easy to Set Up!

    Posted
    WillowJean
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    There was a great sale on this device which was recommended to me by one of the Best Buy employees. This device is worth its weight in gold. I purchased the all in one which includes room temperature and air quality. Since I frequently go to my vacation home in Florida this device is invaluable to me. I can also do a live remote when ever I wish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Camera

    Posted
    Bill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Since I bought this camera the company has now changed the features to require all free users to need a monthly plan for this to be useful. The clips from motion activation are now only 10 seconds long. Last night I heard what sounded like a gunshot and cleared through my house. When I reviewed the footage all that it showed was the light turning on, Canary did not even record me walking by the camera multiple times. This product is worthless for home security, I will be replacing it immediately and Best Buy should stop carrying this company's products due to their unethical practices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine little Security/Monitoring unit.

    Posted
    LakeMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Does everything I need it to do. Security system and camera works well. Big bonus is the monitoring and remote notifications of my lake house temperature. Beyond wanting to be aware of burglars, I also want to make sure the heat is working and my plumbing won't freeze. If you don't want to pay the monthly fees for archived videos, just download a screen recording app to your phone and do it yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top-tier Product

    Posted
    GB2017

    As a graduate of a small college who recently moved into the city, I was nervous about the security of my apartment. I found Canary by way of my grandparents, who use Canary to keep an eye on their home in Florida while they are away. It's an incredible comfort knowing that if anything were to happen in my apartment, I would be notified right away. Beyond the video recordings and night-mode (which is one of the features I like most about this product) my parents were able to use their Canary when the hurricane hit to check on their home, and track of the humidity and temperature while they were in safety. Overall, great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Caballo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought the Canary Indoor Wireless system to keep an eye on a second home and use it with both my iPad and iPhone. It does the job; using the Canary app I regularly use the system to view a live image from two cameras at the home. I get very good images, both of the living room and a bedroom. Overall, I am very pleased with the product but want to note that there are occasions, perhaps due to a busy network, that I cannot bring up live image. The inability to access the cameras/images happens about five percent of the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product and easy to set up

    Posted
    Scott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I recommend this product for an extra eye for your home. Really easy to set up. Does exactly what it say it will do. The only challenge, if the power goes out so does the internet connection. But still worth the buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, HD quality video

    Posted
    kayakxtreme
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This camera does everything I need it too. It captures high quality HD video and it allows a lot of customization. I still get some notifications when my cats walk through the area but it filters out most of them. Love the air quality monitoring and the wide angle viewing, covers front to back in my house. Would recommend for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Home security with no hassle

    Posted
    Harley505
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchased the Canary about 2 years ago for my girl friends home - it prevented 1 burglery! Sounded the alarm and it scared the person and left. Thought it was time to secure my own apartment. I purchased one base unit and it covers 95% of the entry points to my home. Love the air quality feature as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok system, but leaves a lot to be desired

    Posted
    PHC1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Overall, a decent "all-in-one" home security camera. The camera itself is fairly high quality compared to the market right now, however it's advanced features are lacking. No hard disk or sd card storage is a big disappointment, and the online system is marginal at best. The sensors are a nice feature but too limited for any substantial use. Overall an ok system but there are better options out there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to watch pets

    Posted
    Jmercy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I almost didn't purchase this camera due to the reviews I read. But when I saw it I just had to give it a try my self and I have not had any issues with connection like others have mentioned. The quality is amazing. There is a 3 second delay but I'm fine with that. Overall this is a great cam to watch over the house while gone or to watch pets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Provides peace of mind

    Posted
    Elizabeth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great, low-cost security method. All of the features are great; the only thing I wish it had was two-way audio. It is a little glitchy with the auto-mode switching, but for the most part, works wonderfully. It hardly loses it's connection with the app, which is something I had been concerned about. Overall, it has great video quality, even in night mode, and really gives me peace of mind when not at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Completely as advertised, great image quality

    Posted
    mattonlife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is a great unit. Picture quality is very high, air quality sensor etc seem accurate and the functionality of the app is great. Auto-detecting when we are home and away seems to be accurate also. I really, really want HomeKit compatibility though, supposedly coming in the Canary Plus. Probably would be 5 stars with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Posted
    lovemydoxie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    we love the canary. we went an bought a second one. it is easy setup and works great. we use it all the time. great to s check on your home while you are away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great unit for what I need

    Posted
    Jeremyw
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was purchased to keep an eye on the house while remote. It does that in spades. I also am able to get notification that the kids are home from school safely. It gives me some peace of mind. The app is pretty good, though it sometimes goes out of the mode it was put in by itself when I've manually set it to some state other than the default.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Hsle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I love our Canary Camera. It provides me comfort to know that I can be away and still have the luxury of knowing what is going on inside my home. This was a necessity when dealing with our previous landlord. I also love the feature of being able to set off a siren if need be. And all from my phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely LOVE It!

    Posted
    Qw50
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love the fact that I can see what's going on in my house when I'm away. I have teen boys. The canary lets me know if someone is in the house who shouldn't be, or what time someone enters the house. I use this along with another security system that goes straight to the police department. Having it sets me mind at ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera and night vision is very clear

    Posted
    Myworld1978
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This camera is easy to set up and place in your home. It looks like part of our surround system. I have a clear view at night. The audio is also good. There is a little of a delay but it's still a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for keeping an eye on your pet!

    Posted
    V8S4
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    So, at the very last second before clicking the purchase button on the Nest camera, something told me to check out the Canary. And I'm so glad I did. We use the Canary mostly to keep an eye on our puppy during the day, but it's also great that its main function is as a home security system. My only qualm with this item is that the vertical range of view seems limited, but that's really not a huge deal. I'd definitely recommend this if you're looking for a reasonably-priced home security camera or something to just watch your pet at home with!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets Better & Better

    Posted
    jimek74
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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