Canary is all about keeping things simple. Their equipment is easy to set up, well designed, straightforward to install, and they offer some pretty neat features that you don’t see every day. Climate monitoring, anyone?
With equipment starting at $99, Canary makes only three cameras: the View, Pro, and the Flex. They’re not cheap, but they each bring something new and different to the table, making them a huge draw for apartment dwellers and young homeowners.
Each time I’ve reviewed Canary cams hands on, the experience has been pleasant and simple. Their price point is affordable, too, especially when you consider what you’re getting.
With that in mind, I have seen Canary release some enticing discounts and deals on the Flex, Pro, and especially the View, helping you save plenty of money on both equipment and monitoring while still taking advantage of Canary’s impressive technology. Let’s explore those deals now.
Canary Camera Bundle Deals
Bundling your equipment together is far and away the best ways to save on Canary cameras. From what we’ve seen, Canary’s pricing is pretty static, so waiting around for stuff to go on sale probably isn’t going to be fruitful. Their bundles, though, will knock some money off right off the bat, and you might even score a free camera depending on the equipment you purchase. Keep in mind, though, these bundles include a subscription to their cloud service, so there’s an added cost there.
A Canary View camera, for example, can be yours for no charge if you package it with a service plan. For $9.99 per month for premium service, you can own the View, a functional indoor camera with 1080p HD video and smart motion detection features, as well as a generous storage and monitoring package that includes 30-day video history, a Noonlight2 safety button, and incident support, which is a bonus feature that helps you recover after a break-in.
FYI: The Canary Flex, at $199, is Canary’s priciest camera. But it’s actually not that outrageous compared to competitors like Arlo. Visit my roundup of Arlo’s camera costs for more tips.
Here’s more good news: Right now, their top tier service plan — the premium bundle 24 doesn’t cost anything up front. It’s just $9.99 per month for 30 days of video history, full-length video recording, person detection, and all of the other features offered in their other plans. Keep in mind, though, you will have to sign a 24 month contract. This is a great option when you pair it with any of their cameras — if you’re interested you can get started by reading my Canary Flex review.
And the other two cameras aren’t half bad. While the Pro isn’t as feature-packed as the Flex, it is still a solid piece of equipment that will get the job done. You will notice one standout feature with the Pro, though — it can monitor your home’s air quality. This is something you don’t see a whole lot with security cameras, but then again, Canary doesn’t really do cameras like the other manufacturers. To learn more, you can read about when I tested the Canary Pro camera.
Pro Tip: When we’re talking about savings, it should be mentioned that Canary offers free shipping on all of their products. It’s not a ton, but every buck counts, right?
Black Friday Offers and Prime Day Promotions
Canary has been around the block a few times, so they know that offering strategic discounts at particular times of the year is a great way to get new customers and retain old ones. During Black Friday of 2020, Canary joined up with Nom Nom — a subscription pet food service — for a great half-off deal.
You could get a Canary View for $49 and three months of Canary Premium, along with two weeks of Nom Nom pet food for 50 percent off. That’s about $80 in savings, since the View normally retails for $99. Not only was this a really convenient offer for pet owners, it also signified that Canary is a dog-friendly brand. Two paws up for that!
It’s still a little early to think about this year’s promotions, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to save if you go with Canary. They always offer free shipping on their packages as well as a 60-day, money-back guarantee if you decide the equipment isn’t right for your needs.
Retailer Discounts on Canary
Another way to save on Canary is to purchase your cameras from a third party retailer like Target, or Walmart. Oftentimes these stores will offer their own deals on Canary equipment, so it might be worth the trip.
For example, I’ve seen the Canary View available through Target for just $75. That’s $14 off the original price, and you don’t need to buy a service plan. If you’re on a budget, this can be a good idea. Just know that you won’t have access to any of the more advanced features and cloud storage the company offers.
FYI: Big, robust brands like Amcrest and Reolink can be confusing to navigate, but they also have something for everyone. If you’re into variety, my thorough Reolink camera review has some helpful tips.
Canary Discount Codes and Coupons
Though some brands handle discount codes really well, I’m always a bit wary of third-party coupon sites and codes for home security products. Canary highlights one reason why: The promotions aren’t always legit. Some are, but many of the Canary offers you might find around the web actually come from scammy sites that are just trying to get you to sign up for an account.
Savings.com, for example, had a couple of deals listed. But upon further investigation, I learned that it’s the same offer Canary already guarantees for their bundle packages when you buy direct. So in my view, it’s best to stick to the brand and look out for ongoing ways to save. This is a pretty straightforward brand, after all.
For more pricing and sales tips, check out our full Canary system pricing guide. For now, here’s a brief rundown of Canary’s cameras and packages.
Canary Camera Cost Breakdown
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Final Thoughts on Canary Deals
As noted, this brand goes beyond the confines of a traditional camera system. Canary stands out by packing in a few useful extras that go a long way toward protecting your family, as well as all the things in it.
For all of that, you won’t exactly pay rock-bottom prices — Canary just isn’t built like that. You’re better off looking at the pair of cameras I analyzed from Wyze if you’re looking for basic, inexpensive cams.
Overall, Canary is a pretty pricey brand, both in terms of equipment and monitoring. And like many of Canary’s peers, the best way to save money is by bundling with a service plan. That way, you can get a camera at no charge and simply pay a nominal monthly fee. For smart home security that throws in some nice safety extras, Canary makes a worthwhile addition.
*Sales, deals, and discounts as of May 10, 2023.