Simple, flexible, and powered by AI technology. Welcome to Canary. This home security company allows you to choose your pricing and contract length. Get the basic package with no-contract (but high upfront fees), or join the $10/mo Canary membership and get big discounts and neat features like zone masking, two-way talking, and 30-day video storage. Canary’s achilles heal is that it doesn’t support home automation features. See what our experts say in our Canary review.
The best features of this system
There are three different versions of the Canary home security system. No contracts are required with any of the plans. Memberships that offer extended features can be purchased for as little as $9.99/mo.
Canary offers multiple packages that give you all the equipment you need to secure your home. Packages are less expensive when you subscribe to a 1-year or a 2-year Canary membership plan. Canary packages can be found below.
|Canary Package||Package Cost||With 1-Year Membership||With 2-Year Membership||More Details|
|Starter Pack||$349||$289||$229||See More|
|Outdoor Security Pack||$389||$329||$269||See More|
|Total Home Pack||$539||$469||$399||See More|
Canary offers 3 main products; the Canary Flex, the Canary All-in-One and the Canary View. Just like the Canary packages, Canary cameras are discounted when paired with a Canary membership plan. The following are the Canary products offered and the discounted prices for each when purchased with a Canary membership.
|Canary Product||Cost||With 1-Year Membership||With 2-Year Membership||More Details|
|Canary Flex||$199||$149||$99||See More|
|Canary All-in-One||$169||$119||$69||See More|
|Canary View||$99||$49||$0||See More|
Canary offers a membership plan that not only provides 30-day video history, unlimited video downloads, two-way talk and desktop streaming, but also offers discounts on Canary products. The following are the costs of a Canary membership.
|Canary Membership Plan||Monthly Membership Cost||Annual Membership Cost||More Details|
|Basic Experience||$0||$0||See More|
|Complete Experience||$9.99||$99.99||See More|
At the time of this writing, Canary was not offering promotions of any kind.
The Canary system is rather simple. Although it uses multiple sensors and cameras, it relies on the abilities of a few pieces of integral equipment to create a virtual boundary around the home and detect changes in the home’s environment. Instead, the system relies on the wide angle lens of the camera and the All-in-One device’s ability to sense changes in your home’s environment. Check out the full review of Canary here.
Canary cameras offer “watch live video” and two-way communication through either the Flex or View cameras.
Canary offers apps for both iOS and Android systems, providing mobile capabilities. It also allows for two-way communication and the sending of alerts and notifications.
All of the devices offered by Canary can be easily installed by the homeowner.
Canary is set up for self-monitoring through “Watch Live” technology. The system is set up to immediately notify law enforcement if there is a breach in the security portion of the system and the alarm is set off.
POWER OUTAGE PROTECTION
The system offers a battery backup with rechargeable batteries. When it comes to connectivity, there is an ethernet port, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. It also runs on a low-wave blue-tooth connection.
The remote features offered by the Canary system include the ability to arm and disarm the alarm and cameras through the use of a mobile app that is supported by geoservices.
The View and All-in-One devices offer two-way communication and allow you to interact with Google Assistant, Wink and Amazon Echo.