Canary Home Security Device Review

Canary Home Security is a home security company with an all-in-one security system consisting of standalone devices that include a motion-activated HD camera, siren, and temperature, humidity, and air quality detectors. All information is stored on the Canary cloud, and the devices are fully controlled via their smartphone app. This innovative package has been featured in Forbes, Popular Science, and USA Today.

Rating: 5.6 / 10 (Average)
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How is Canary Home Security rated?

Breakdown

5/10
Equipment
5/10
Monitoring
7/10
Reputation
5/10
Contract & Price
7/10
Technology Inegration

Overall Rating: 5.6 / 10 (Average)

Canary home security equipment consist of innovative surveillance cameras, purported to be all-in-one devices. However, compared to similar products on the market, Canary has zero compatibility with other devices, and lacks some features, such as panning or tilting on command and loud noise detection.

Company Profile

Full Name
Canary Home Security Device
Year Founded
2012
BBB Rating
B
Company Website
Headquarters
132 E 43rd St Ste 552, New York, NY, 10017
Mailing Address
132 E 43rd St Ste 552, New York, NY, 10017

How does Canary Home Security work?

Overview

Intallation
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
Indiegogo
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Equipment - 5 / 10

Canary home security systems are self-installed. Their all-in-one device is a surveillance camera with a motion sensor that indicates when it should record. It also has ambient features for temperature, humidity and air quality, a siren, and a Wi-Fi radio that sends alerts to iPhone and Android operating systems.

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

Intrusion Protection

Door & Window Sensors
Garage Door Sensors
Glass Break Protection
Motion Sensors
Recessed Door Sensors
Crash & Smash Protection

Environmental Protection

Carbon Monoxide
Flood
Temperature Change
Smoke

Surveillance

Indoor Cameras
Outdoor Cameras
Doorbell Cameras
Tilt & Pan Cameras
Live Surveillance
Event-triggered Surveillance

Monitoring

Key Details

Monitoring Options
Self Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Broadband

Monitoring - 5 / 10

Canary home security systems are self-monitored by customers, via broadband. There is, however, an incident support center.

How much does Canary Home Security cost?

Contract & Price

Monthly Fee (min)
$0.00
Monthly Fee (max)
$19.99
Number of Available Packages
3
Installation/ Activation Fee (min)
$0.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$349.00
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
12 months

Contract & Price - 5 / 10

Canary home security devices are available beginning at $349 for the starter pack, and reach up to $569 for the extended security pack. Once purchased, the equipment is the customer's to do with as they wish, but Canary also provides a Membership for $9.99 a month. Canary's hardware is expensive for a self-monitored device.
Cancellation Policy: YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME BY CONTACTING CANARY BY TELEPHONE AT (888) 271-0121. THEY DO NOT PROVIDE PARTIAL OR PRO-RATED MONTH REFUNDS OR CREDITS.
Warranty: 2 Years

Technology Integrations

Compatibility

Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

Technology Inegration - 7 / 10

Canary home security devices have essentially zero compatibility to third-party hardware. The company does provide an iPhone and Android app, with live surveillance feed, email and text alerts, and remote arm-disarm features.

Mobile Access & Alerts

iPhone App
Android App
Email & Text Alerts
Live Surveillance Feed
Remote Arm/Disarm
Geo-location Services

Home Automation

Lighting Control
Thermostat Control
Appliance Control
Electronic Door Locks
Event-triggered Automation
History Log
Unique User Codes

Canary Home Security Reputation

Certifications & Associations

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)

Reputation - 7 / 10

Canary home security is accredited by the Underwriter's Laboratory. They have a B rating with the BBB, and are not accredited.
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