Canary: Smart home pick
The Canary Pro combines home security features like a siren and environmental sensors with a smart home security camera. And don’t let the small, unobtrusive design fool you. Canary has packed enough security features into this Wi-Fi camera to make it qualify for home insurance discounts from many major insurers.
If you subscribe to the Canary Premium Service plan (about $10 a month), the camera gains access to 30 days of cloud video storage instead of the single day included with the free plan. You can also download videos and unlock two-way audio, though these are often free features with other brands. Overall, the premium plan is good but a bit too pricey for the added benefits.
We wish it had a little more power when it comes to night vision—it only sees about 20 feet in the dark. But the rest of its superpowers still make this little camera a strong contender.
Bottom Line: Canary Offers Discrete Self-Monitored Security
Each of Canary’s security devices showcases a user-friendly design, easy setup, and straightforward home security features.
Canary’s home security approach is driven by simplicity. While this makes Canary security cameras a great fit for apartments and small spaces, they probably won’t do the job for larger homes—especially if you want integrated smart home functionality.
But if you can add only one home security device to your dwelling, the Canary Pro All-in-One is definitely a contender. It delivers everything you want from a smart security camera along with a 90 dB siren and a one-touch link to the police or fire department.
- INDOOR HOME SECURITY CAMERA: 1080p HD wifi IP camera with high quality sound, 147° wide-angle lens and automatic night vision, intelligent person and motion detection with alerts, smart arm/disarm, activity zone masking, works with Alexa and Google Assistant
- HOME SECURITY PRO EXCLUSIVE: 90dB Burglar Alert Siren, HomeHealth Technology (monitors air quality, temperature and humidity)
- INCLUDES PREMIUM SERVICE (1 year FREE included): 24/7 watch live, two-way talk, 30-day video history, unlimited video downloads, full-length motion-activated recordings, extended 1-year warranty, a personal safety button, incident support service, desktop streaming, and more
- EASY SETUP: No installation required. Simply plug it in, connect to wifi, and all systems go
- AWARD-WINNING DESIGN: Blends beautifully into your home and can hide in plain sight
- SECURITY YOU CAN TRUST: Trusted by over 10,000 first responders and insurance providers
- DATA PROTECTION: Secure wireless web transfer (SSL/TLS), two-factor authentication, 256-bit AES data encryption, end-to-end video encryption and encrypted cloud storage
- U.S. Based Technical Support & Customer Service: Have questions or need help? Easily reach Customer Service via email and live chat 7 days a week
- Ideal size for apartments
- Pro BulletNo contract required
- Pro Bullet60-day money-back guarantee
- Pro BulletFree 24-hour video history
- Pro BulletPerson detection
- Pro BulletDiscrete design
- Pro BulletNoonlight mobile panic button available
- No pro monitoring
- Con BulletService plan required for many features
- Con BulletNo smart home compatibility
Specification: Canary: Smart home pick