Canary Home Security Review: Smart, All-In-One, Wireless, Cameras, Customer Service, And More

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Canary is an all-in-one device that can monitor a space in your home. Unlike some all-in-one devices that only monitor your home with video, however, Canary can also monitor temperature, air quality and humidity.

But does this make it the most capable as a security system for giving you added peace of mind? Or is it best suited for specific uses?

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Key Features

Canary camera
Canary Pro (All-In-One)
Canary Flex
Canary Flex
Canary View
Canary View
  • One of the only security cameras on the market to monitor air quality, temperature and humidity (Pro only)
  • Button to summon emergency personnel (View only)
  • No professional monitoring option, self-monitoring only
  • No contracts
  • DIY setup

Battery Backup

Canary Pro and Canary View lack battery backup. This is a pretty big flaw since both require power via a wall outlet. So if the power goes out or they get unplugged, they won’t work.

Canary Flex, on the other hand, can be plugged in or used wire-free with a rechargeable battery.

App Features

Android App | iOS App

Canary App Screenshot

Below are functions you can control within the Canary home security app.

System

  • Arm/disarm system
  • View detailed event history and alerts

Cameras

  • Remote control cameras, including pan/tilt/zoom
  • View live stream
  • View recorded video

Not Supported By App

  • Geofencing, which automatically adjusts your security and automation equipment after you’ve left a set radius of your home or “geo-fence”
  • Lock/unlock doors (including opening/closing garage door)
  • Control thermostat
  • Control and schedule lights
  • Control appliances plugged into a smart plug
  • View doorbell camera

Price & Tech Specs

 Canary Pro (All-In-One)Canary ViewCanary Flex
Price $119.00 $89.00
Video Resolution1080p1080p1080p
Field Of View147°147°116°
Night VisionGreen checkmarkGreen checkmarkGreen checkmark
Motion-Activated RecordingGreen checkmarkGreen checkmark 
Monitor Air Quality, Temperature & HumidityGreen checkmark  
PowerPluginPluginWire-Free or Plugin
Person Detection Green checkmarkGreen checkmark
One Tap Access To Police, Fire & EMS Green checkmark 
Weatherproof  Green checkmark
Operating TemperatureN/AN/A-4° to 113°F
Two Way TalkWith Premium ServiceWith Premium ServiceWith Premium Service
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, GraphiteBlack, White
Warranty1 Year1 Year1 Year

Canary Cloud

  • Free Access: 24-hour storage of 10-second video previews for up to four devices
  • Premium Service: 30-day storage of full-length videos for $9.99/month or $99/year for up to five devices

Coupon Code

Our link above applies discounts if available.

User Reviews

Positive Reviews

This security device is excellent! Easy set up. Great value. If anyone is reading… It would be helpful if Canary had a test mode. I would like to hear the siren, so I know what it sounds like before an emergency. Highly recommend this product! [Pro Edition]

Montana, Walmart.com 3/13/2020

I bought two of these to add to my canary pro. I have one indoors and outdoors. So far, they have left me feeling secure! [Flex Edition]

VFLOW, Best Buy 5/25/2020

Negative Reviews

Big delaw, not able to use all features with out a subscription, when it clearly says, DON’T NEED SUBSCRIPTION on the box. Still works for live feed, so I kept it. [Pro Edition]

Babyspin, Walmart.com 3/29/2020

i am disappointed on this camera. battery problem,in just 2 days need to charge the camera [Flex Edition]

Connie, Best Buy 6/1/2020

How Does Canary Flex Work?

See how the Canary Flex works and if it’s a good option for your home.

Should You Buy Canary?

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Burglar breaking into house tracking on smart phone app (caption: What’s The Best Home Security System In 2020)

Canary is missing some key components that we feel would make it a more complete setup (e.g., door/window sensors, motion sensors, etc.). And we aren’t big fans of each Canary device including a camera. Not everyone wants the inside of their home video monitored, especially when cameras today are getting hacked.

Canary is probably best suited for studio apartments because of its wide angle coverage, allowing you to get the majority of the apartment within view of one Canary device. It’s also a good option for those who want a way to check in on an elderly loved one or someone with a medical condition. Just make sure you have login access to the device, so you can check air quality and motion history to make sure everything appears okay.

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