Canary Home Security System | Protecting Your Home While Traveling

Canary Home Security System | Protecting Your Home While Traveling


Hi there, it’s Ernest from Trip Astute.
Today, we’re doing a gear review on a product that doesn’t travel with you, but
rather, stays home. it’s the Canary Security System. The Canary is a small
cylindrical device that acts as your eyes and ears at home. It’s full of
sensors that can detect things like temperature, humidity, and air quality. It
also has an HD camera with night vision and motion detection, and includes a
built-in 90 decibel siren. It’s the modern equivalent of the “canary in the
coal mine”, notifying you when things are unsafe at home. The unit can connect to
your network via Wi-Fi or ethernet cable, and connects to an app on your
smartphone. The app does a couple of cool things. 1) Senses your
location: The app taps into your location services which allows the
Canary to know when household members are away and automatically arm and
disarm. 2) Provides notifications: Canary will not only send
you notifications when it detects motion, but also when it detects any other
anomalies like strange air quality or high humidity. In fact, you can customize
the thresholds for the various settings. Also, the Canary will alert you when it
loses contact with the unit signaling either a power or internet outage. 3) Access to your recordings: Whenever motion is detected when the
unit is armed, your device will begin recording the video and storing it on
the cloud. This means that your videos are backed up and also accessible
wherever you are. 4) Additional response options:
When you’re notified of an event, you have the option to sound the alarm
and/or call emergency services. The siren cannot be set to automatically sound,
which i think is a great feature as most events are false alarms. The great thing
about the emergency services option is that it stores the contact numbers for
local help relative to the Canary. So, if I’m in New York and I need emergency
services from my apartment in Los Angeles, it routes me to my local police
station here in LA. Canary has also added a new Flex camera to their line-up which allows you to expand your surveillance capabilities, both indoors
and outdoors. I personally don’t have a need for one at the moment since I live
in a tiny place, but I can see why someone with a large home would want one.
Privacy is always a concern when it comes to Internet connected devices,
especially ones with cameras. Canary allows you to adjust your privacy
settings. For example you may not want to have the camera on when you’re home,
while others may want to record any motion that is detected in an area of
their house. Canary is essentially my eyes and ears when I’m away from home.
While I haven’t experienced a break-in in my house, it gives me peace of mind
knowing that I can monitor my apartment and anywhere in the world. I’ve included
a link to the Canary website below as well as their listing on Amazon. I do
receive a percentage back if you use my Amazon link. It doesn’t cost you anything
extra, but it helps me to build new content for this channel. As always if
you have any comments or questions, please leave them below. If you liked
this video, please hit the “like” button and subscribe. Until next time, travel
safe and travel smart.

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One Reply to “Canary Home Security System | Protecting Your Home While Traveling”

  1. FYI — looks like Canary has updated the features and pricing of their monitoring/recording service (which has angered a lot of their fans … mostly because they took away features that were once included at no charge). For more information on the changes, see this article from The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/4/16426394/canary-smart-home-camera-free-service-update-change

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