Canary Home Security

Learn about Canary home security cameras and services to see if it’s the right fit for your home.

About Canary Security Cameras

About Canary Security Cameras

Canary offers a collection of cameras with built-in home security features to keep your home safe using one device. With Canary, you can control all of your cameras’ features and monitor your home 24/7 using the mobile app. Their cameras include AI-powered Person Detection, Canary Talk and emergency alerts to give you an all-in-one home security device.

Pros

  • Professional installation not required
  • Camera includes home security modes
  • Home temperature monitor, air quality monitor, and humidity control

Cons

  • Continuous video recording not available
  • Only offers cameras, no other equipment
  • Additional $49/year for service plans with more than five cameras
Top Canary Home Security Features

Top Canary Home Security Features

  • Built-in environmental monitoring

    Canary cameras are designed to monitor your home’s air quality, humidity and temperature. You’ll receive an alert if there are dangerous conditions.

  • Home security modes

    Canary also comes with four modes to monitor your home through your camera including ‘Away,’ ‘Home,’ ‘Night,’ and ‘Privacy’ to meet most security and privacy needs.

  • Emergency alerts

    If there’s an emergency, you can sound the high-decibel alarm, notify the police and share the footage — all from the Canary mobile app.

  • Two-way talk

    Use your smartphone and the Canary app to see and speak to guests in your home while you’re on the go.

Canary Security Cameras

Canary Security Cameras

  1. Canary Pro (All-in-One)

    1. Canary Pro (All-in-One)

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    Our take

    The Canary Pro works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The camera monitors your home’s temperature, humidity and air monitoring. It comes with a 147-degree wide-angle lens, 1080p HD video and high-quality audio. This camera also comes with free AI-powered Person Detection to get smart alerts that track motion in your home. Canary learns your pattern and adjusts when you’re home or away to spot suspicious activity. It’s easy to install and connect to the internet wirelessly.

    Stand-out features include

    • 147-degree field of view
    • 1080p HD video quality with two-way audio
    • Includes a 90-decibel alarm
  2. Canary View

    2. Canary View

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    Our take

    The Canary View sends intelligent motion detection alerts to your smartphone when there’s suspicious activity in your home. It’s equipped with Canary Talk to see and speak to your guests using your smartphone and the Canary security camera. The camera includes a Wi-Fi antenna to stay connected to the Internet for easy home security monitoring. It includes a one-press button to call for emergency help as needed.

    Stand-out features include

    • One-press button for police, fire and emergency medical help
    • Intelligent motion detection alerts
    • Canary Talk to see and speak to guests
  3. Canary Flex

    3. Canary Flex

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    Our take

    The Canary Flex doubles as an indoor and outdoor camera. It’s weatherproof and is designed to be wireless or plug into a standard outlet. The camera also comes with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries if you choose a wireless set-up. It also comes with Canary Talk for two-way chatting with guests. It comes with a 360-degree magnetic base to show all angles of your home from the camera’s view. The Canary Flex is equipped with automatic night vision, AI-powered Person Detection and a one-press button for emergency assistance.

    Stand-out features include

    • Weatherproof indoor and outdoor camera
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
    • 360-degree magnetic swivel base

Compare Canary Cameras

Regardless of what Canary camera you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a few features. You’ll have access to the mobile app, free AI-powered Person Detection, 24/7 surveillance and anytime access to emergency responders. You’ll also get HD video and audio.

Canary Pro (All-in-One)

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Canary View

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Canary Flex

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Cost $268 $198 $377
Indoor or outdoor cameras Indoor Indoor Indoor and outdoor
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistants Yes Yes Yes
Wide-view angle lens 147-degrees 147-degrees 147-degrees
Temperature, humidity and air quality monitoring Yes No No
Weatherproof No No Yes
Rechargeable batteries No No Yes
Canary Service Plans

Canary Service Plans

Canary offers two service plans to record and store camera activity. The Canary Free Access and Premium Plan both come with a few features including:

  • 24/7 live surveillance
  • AI-powered Person Detection
  • Advanced detection, including automatic arming and disarming
  • One-touch access to emergency responders

But there are a few key differences between the free and premium plans. Here’s a breakdown of the differences.

Canary Free Access
Canary Premium Service
Cost Free $9.99/mo.
Maximum number of devices Up to 4 5 for one plan
Motion-activated recorded videos Video clips Full-length videos
Video history storage 1 day 30 days
Safety button No Yes
Unlimited video downloads No Yes
Two-way Canary Talk No Yes
Custom system modes No Yes
Warranty 1 year 2 years
Canary Warranty and Guarantees

Canary Warranty and Guarantees

Most Canary cameras come with a limited lifetime warranty for up to one year. You’ll get up to 2 years on your camera’s warranty with the Premium Service plan. Keep in mind that the camera is only valid if your device comes from a Canary authorized retailer.

Canary also offers a 60-day money-back guarantee for a full refund if you’re not satisfied with your purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canary

Frequently Asked Questions about Canary

Does Canary require a contract?

No, at this time Canary doesn’t require a contract. A month-to-month service plan is available for video recording and storage.

Does Canary offer professional installation?

No, at this time Canary products are only DIY for self-installation.

Does Canary offer 24/7 professional monitoring services?

Canary doesn’t offer professional monitoring services to alert and send emergency responders if your camera’s sensors are triggered. Instead, you’ll receive an alert to check out the activity and press the ‘Safe Button’ to call for help.

Is continuous video recording available for Canary?

At this time continuous video recording is not available for Canary devices, but you can check on your home anytime with Canary’s mobile app for 24/7 video surveillance.

Can I connect and control multiple Canary cameras using the mobile app?

Yes, you can connect multiple Canary cameras to your Canary mobile app for all-in-one control.


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