The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Remember the days of having a home security system installed and the company would come out and set up every room and hooks up windows and doors? The keypad that was put in the entry way or hallway that always had you enter the security code at least twice before you could arm or disarm the system? Those were the old days, now there is Canary.
Canary is a complete security system packed into a single device you control from your phone. You do not have to put in a code into the keypad anymore, you don’t have to put in a code anywhere to protect your home.
This is the whole thing right here! Isn’t that amazing? You simply order the Canary, open the box, plug it in, download the app and you are ready to record anything that happens in your home. Simply put this in central location and it starts to work instantly.
This is how it looks on your phone, I love how simple it is. Even using the app is very simple and once its connected to your phone, the instant you leave it will arm the system and know that you left and when you arrive back home, disarm the system. Amazing technology!
The Canary is also the perfect thing to use for watching your kids, babysitters, and if you are like me your new puppy to make sure they are all doing what they are supposed to be doing. Watching live is available at any time on your phone. If you see someone in your house you can even activate the alarm function and boy let me tell you 90+ decibels are loud and scary when you are not expecting it.
Canary gives you Vivid HD 1080p resolution allows you to see small details on your phone screen, the 147° field of view which lets see more with minimal blind spots, and infrared night vision lets you see in the dark – you can keep an eye up to 20′ away when there’s little to no light. It shocked me how much you could really see.
In my house I set it up and ran a test, I connected it and put it on a shelf and only told my husband about it, nobody has noticed it and I have had it set up for 2 weeks. If you have someone in your home you want to watch this is inconspicuous enough that you can do that as well.
With the Canary system we also received a new Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router and DST Adapter with Geek Squad included, this ensures that we have excellent coverage wherever we use the Canary in our home and it has completely eliminated the dead zones we had previously. The AC1900 comes with one DST, or “Dead Spot Terminator,” adapter – to eliminate your Wi-Fi dead zones; place it in an area where you get little/no reception, to improve Wi-Fi access. Additional adapters can be purchased for other dead zones.
The Netgear Nighthawk supports up to 10 devices, computers, laptops, printers, tablets, and your smart phones, there is not a place on my property now that I don’t get great wi-fi reception.
With these two devices together, I feel so protected and I love being able to monitor my house. It gives great peace of mind knowing that we can see what is happening at home no matter where we are!