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Canary is simple, affordable home security

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Canary Beauty ShotCrowdfunding has been a boon for connected home technology gadgets. Canary was quite the hit on IndieGoGo, exceeding its $100,000 goal by about 1,860,000  to fund its development. Now, the $199 box is almost ready to start protecting homes around the world.  Canary is a sensor you can place anywhere in the room that combines  video, heat, humidity, and motion-sensing capabilities into one box that’s connected to your home network. An app on your smartphone or tablet alerts you to changes in your home.

CanaryappOne of the big advantages of Canary is that the device learns  habits, such as your comings and goings. Automatically adjusting for times it knows you’re not at home, it won’t set off the alarm for that 2AM baby feeding like it would if it was 2PM and everyone is at school or work. In all cases, Canary sings only to you, no fire departments called or some guy from the alarm company calling when you leave the water boiling too long on the stove. The wide-angle lens in Canary also features IR night vision, and the video can be streamed to anywhere you are for total piece of mind. So if you get an alert and are worried your house is on fire, just check the security feed to see the true state of your home. At $199 per unit, Canary is great for people without a lot of area to cover, like an apartment. Those looking to cover a large house with doezens of rooms will might want to build up a system slowly to spread the cost out over time.

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