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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 1101 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

    Simple and effective home security system

    Posted
    JCC1

    I got my Canary several months ago. My wife and I moved from a house with an integrated security system to a new home with no security system. I wanted something that was simple and with no long term monitoring contract, which was the case with the integrated security system at the old house. I looked at multiple systems, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. As is the case with most reviews, each system had its mix of good and bad reviews, so it was difficult to decide which way to go. I liked the simplistic, non-obtrusive look of the Canary. Setup was simple and easy. It connected to my wireless network without difficulty. The iOS app also worked flawlessly. Initially, I did have some issues with false alarms associated with the transition from infrared night vision to camera day vision, but with the firmware updates, this has resolved. I had to position the device so that it did not alarm due to the motion of my ceiling fan, but this hasn't been a big issue and I hope this will be fixed soon. My wife and I like the automatic arming and disarming feature when we leave or return home. I've been impressed with the quality of the camera on the device, especially the infrared images. We can be gone from the house for up to a couple weeks at a time and I enjoy being able to check on the house periodically while I'm away. I like the ability to monitor the temperature and air quality in the house as well. The Canary is perfect for this. Given the other options for a simple and effective home security system at a reasonable cost and no mandatory long term monitoring contracts, the Canary is one of the best ones that I've found. I'm pleased with it and would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Basic Home Security

    Posted
    DaveIn03060
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    We bought the Canary prior to going away on vacation. While it was good to know it was there and to be able to view video online, the number of false positives was too high. And they claim it would learn, but it never did grasp the fact that the lights on timers turned on and off at the same times and tagging them as doing so did not help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive and useful monitoring system

    Posted
    Chicagolover
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    The canary has proven to be a very useful monitoring system for a very affordable price. With two canaries, I have been able to monitor all of the points of entry to the first floor of my home. Having a teenage son, the canaries have been useful as a means of making sure that he does not have guests while I am out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Canary needs a little more work

    Posted
    Flipper60
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    The product is well built but still has some software issues. One of the bugs is sending an alert when the camera change to night vision. I enjoy being able to monitor my home away from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Snowday
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    Love my Canary! Works great for looking in on what's going on at home from anywhere. I was a little concerned about my internet speed, I have ATT , but works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price and more...

    Posted
    emaurer

    This product is fantastic. We got a Canary in our home a few months ago, and I'm so glad we did. The app is well designed and easy to use, and it's so comforting to know my home is being monitored when I'm not there. We recently bought a bed for our dog, and it's nice to know she's actually using it! We also have a "pet-sitter" come over and walk her once a day, and it's great to be able to make sure the actually come at the time they're supposed to. The auto-arming feature is key, so I never have to remember to arm the system when I leave the house. For $249, Canary is a bargain. I constantly find myself recommending it to friends and family, and I can't wait to see what this company comes up with next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Free is Good

    Posted
    R123Jacob

    Awesome device that lets me check in on my home. I travel a lot for work and it's always nice to check in to see that things are uneventful when I am away. Great that Canary does not charge me any monthly fees since my travel schedule is super flexible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    User Friendly

    Posted
    Alanamag

    The hardware is phenomenal. The services it provides is great. And the best part, I can watch my cats at home!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome home security system

    Posted
    Mrk8Gal
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    This security system is so easy to setup and use. It only took me 5 minutes to get it up and running. The picture quality is great and the alerts are simple to setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for someone living alone

    Posted
    tamagachi21

    I've had a pretty good experience so far with my Canary. I ordered it when I moved to my own place after living with roommates for a while, so I feel better coming home knowing what I'm walking into. I had some trouble setting it up initially, but contacted customer service and they got it set up for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canary vs Arlo

    Posted
    ScubaDiver13579
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    I really like the Canary home security camera. It not only provides visual security, but it also monitors the temperature, humidity and air quality. It is much easier to set up than the Arlo camera. l originally purchased a pair of the Arlo security cameras back in September. We went on a trip to Colorado and the cameras worked for a few days, but then one stopped. When we got back, I returned the pair for a new set. When those arrived, one of the cameras wouldn't even power up fresh out of the box. I returned them. I waited a few months and went back to Best Buy to buy the Canary. It was so easy to set up and works great. The video and sound is not as jumpy as the Arlo cameras were. The Canary has an alarm function which can activate a siren-like sound. It also allows you to speak through your smart phone to the Canary to talk to someone in the house. Works great in the event that you have Wifi away from home, but not a good cell tower connection. Kind of like using Skype except the other person doesn't have to be logged in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Canary

      Thanks for the great review, we're delighted you're having a good experience with your Canary. CanaryCo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Canary - Super Reliable and Easy Setup

    Posted
    davedean57
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    We love the Canary! It is very easy to setup and then to monitor inside-of-home video (live streaming and alerts based on sound or motion). I've a Ring Doorbell to monitor the front door - I like the Ring but it does have some latency. I've added two Canaries for inside of home video monitoring (they are 1080p, plug into AC current and are more responsive than the Ring). Our Canaries go live when my wife and I leave our house (automatic based on our iPhones leaving home wifi network) and at nights during sleeping hours. I've found the Canary to be reliable and responsive - for example a couple times a moth flying through the Canary's field of vision has set off the device in the dead of night. My only dislike is the $100 per year cloud storage (to retain 7 days of video storage) fee. I pay Ring $30 per year which is reasonable but $100 is artificially inflated fee on Canary's part - but it's necessary so plan to pay extra for storage if you set one (or more) of these up. At least the $100 fee covers multiple devices (it's not $100 per device).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for home protection

    Posted
    Barista4U
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    Awesome product for spying on the nanny or the pets. Easily able to protect you from intruders with its siren or save you from a gas leak with its air quality detection feature. It's truly a life saver. The paid membership is a bit silly in my opinion but since it is not required at all, I give the camera 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really like it

    Posted
    JosieP
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    I think the Canary does a great job of home security for the price. Also monitors humidity and temp which is a cool feature. Highly recommend. Downside is if internet goes down you lose service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid device and works without much headache

    Posted
    FreedomKeepsMe
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    This is a rock solid camera for keeping an eye on the home. It took less than 5min to setup. My only complaint is being required to subscribe for more than $50 a year to get the full benefits of the hardware purchased. You still get a lot included for free, but the packaging is misleading as many features are only active under a paid subscription.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Monitoring Your Home or Office

    Posted
    Ehomeyjr
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    I've had other Canary devices since they were introduced. Since that time we have used them to view our home when we were away and had a false alarm. The biggest use was when we were selling our house and listening to people. You can set off a siren, you can speak through the device and it saves video in the cloud so you never have to worry about losing a recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great home security camera

    Posted
    qhtrucker
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    I bought this for our vacation so I could keep a eye on my cats and the person watching them. It was more than I expected, not only did I know when they are I could also talk to them and the person I had taking care of them. Much to my surprise I witnessed the person going above and beyond what I asked them to do. So comforting to see while we were 900mi away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, easy to use and set up

    Posted
    DeanStar
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    Great zoom resolution. Built in siren and a free 24hr cloud storage. You can pay $30 a month for 30 day storage. Great for a quick fix camera to a in home scare

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working very well!

    Posted
    Hamsho
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    I've had this product for six weeks while we've been on the road away from the house and it's been great to see everything at home. The camera works great and the app has worked well so far. Any notifications for motion are sent right through. Just what we were looking for to watch the house while on the road for an extended period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sings Like A Canary For PEACE Of Mind

    Posted
    TheEagle
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    Leaving home even for a short time can be a nerve wracking experience, especially if your neighborhood is prone to burglaries. But home security systems can be a monthly expense, that's why we chose this system that we can monitor ourselves through a smart phone app. I like the ease of functionality, and the only draw back is that it does not have a battery backup. All in all I'm very happy with this system.

    I would recommend this to a friend