'Canary' is a small tabletop device that, according to its designers, will make your home safer and more secure from a variety of issues. The Canary includes a number of features and sensors that are accessible through the cloud from an iPhone:
- HD camera with a wide-angle lens and microphone
- Night vision and IR motion sensors
- Temperature, air quality and humidity sensors
The company behind Canary says that traditional home security systems are expensive and underused because of false alarms. Because the Canary only alerts the end user, providing information from both the sensors and the built-in camera, the device aims to still protect the home while cutting down on potentially costly false alarms.
The app and service are free, but the company plans optional service plans with additional options such as increased data storage and call-center options.
Controlled entirely from your iPhone or Android device, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary — from sudden temperature changes that can indicate a fire, to the sound and movement that could mean an intrusion. Instantly receive, view and act on the alerts wherever you are. Over time, Canary learns your home’s rhythms to send you smarter alerts. Canary is the smartest way to stay secure.
Canary is currently available via preorder/crowdfunding on Indiegogo, starting at $199. The company has already surpassed its funding goal of $100,000.