Canary is home security made simple. The Canary app works with our security devices to connect your home to your phone, allowing you to view and protect those that matter most.
Monitor your home: Watch live or recorded HD videos day or night. Access Canary’s timeline for a living history of your home. Save and bookmark your favorite clips.
Intelligent notifications: When Canary identifies something out of the ordinary, you’ll get a notification with recorded HD video of the event, as well as the option to watch live.
Automatic arming: Canary changes modes when you come and go. No complicated keypads or codes to remember.
When all members are away Canary monitors for activity and sends notifications
When a member is home Canary is customizable. You can set notification and privacy preferences.
Schedule Canary to monitor for activity while you sleep.
Camera and microphone are completely off.
Emergency Options: Respond to incidents directly from the Canary app. Trigger the 90 decibel siren, or be connected directly to your home’s local emergency responders.
A healthier home: Canary’s HomeHealth Technology™ monitors indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity. It all adds up to a smarter and safer home.
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From time to time, the Canary auto-mode switching feature may briefly access your GPS in order to have high confidence in your location. Battery life is very important to us and we do many things to ensure we use it sparingly. Please be aware that continued use of GPS services running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
The app and interface work fine. The indoor cameras are decent, picture quality could be better and other systems have a few more options than these do but I haven’t noticed a serious need for them.
The outside camera is junk. I haven’t had this thing a year yet and it’s already quirky. The battery doesn’t hold a charge, it won’t recharge. It pops on and off signal all the time. I have a wifi booster 20 feet away from the camera in a window and I’ve moved it as close as I possibly can but it still pops on and off WiFi. The outdoor camera does not have night mode like the inside cameras do. So what’s the point? No one trapes around outside of your house in broad daylight. The sensor on it is iffy. I have it set to the most sensitive and you still have to be 10 feet away for it to trigger. So it’s not very reliable unless you have the video up on your phone constantly and then all you are doing is draining that battery that is junk.
Let me know when you put more into the outdoor camera and make it better. Otherwise I’ll figure out how to set up and indoor camera facing outside, so it can have window glare.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you a having issues with your Canary Flex and we are more than happy to assist you in any way possible. We have different options available on how to contact our support team associated with your issue, please follow this link with the different options available: https://help.canary.is/hc/en-us/articles/206119718-How-do-I-contact-support-
Poor Image Quality
The most important factor from a security camera would be the image quality. Purchased my first camera yesterday, installed it today. Cars parked in front of my house maybe 30 feet away seem pixelated, and license plates are a complete blur. Only offers decent quality up to maybe 10 feet. I have it wired to run plugged in which I thought would help with image quality.
Setup was simplistic. Signed up for the Premium Membership, for $9.99/mo. Only offer 12 hours of playback on the app without membership.
Overall, I’m not completely sold on it. The price point at $119 was doable compared to other models that run twice if not triple.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, I am sorry to read that you are having issues with the image quality. This is not a normal occurrence and we are happy to offer support. Please check our Help Center to guide you to the correct team for assistance: https://help.canary.is/hc/en-us
Canary as a concept is great. The price is good. What’s terrible is the way this company has designed the app. It’s extremely slow to connect, and sometimes it doesn’t until you force close the app and try again. By comparison, our Arlo connects quickly and so does the Ring doorbell. I’ve let support know in the past. However, it was blamed on WiFi slowness. I have gigabit Internet through Cox, so I know that can’t be it. And Arlo and Ring both have no issues. Clearly the issue with with THIS system. I’m sure someone will reply to this to have me contact support so they can point out the inadequacy of my gigabit Internet instead of acknowledge that Canary is the problem. Also, they have an awesome geo fencing feature that puts the unit into away mode if everyone is gone. But ... everyone connected to the app has full access to change settings, view all videos, delete videos, and even remove the device. There is no concept of an administrator. This ... in modern day is not very good. These guys are behind the curb in every way imaginable. They excel at absolutely nothing.
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Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.