Canary All-In-One Review
Indoor Wireless Home Security System
Canary Wireless Home Alarm System Reviews:
If i was a shopper currently on the look-out for a DIY home alarm system, I’d certainly be giving the Canary-all-in-one a good, close look. Installed with a HD, night-vision camera and an array of sensors for stuff like motion detection, temperature, and air quality, this device promises to watch over the designated room and alert your cellphone if anything weird is detected. For around $200 and no monthly fees it’s definitely grabbing some spotlight.
Live on-demand video, crisp 1080p video, and instantaneous mobile alerts are all great reasons to consider this system for your DIY smart home protection needs. It is super easy to figure out and installs in minutes. It can help monitor humidity levels, room temperature, and even air quality in your home. It will also let you download and delete specific recorded video. It has a reasonably loud siren(90dB) and of course, a motion sensor. It will automatically arm itself when you leave the house. It is a bit less expensive than most, but that’s because you don’t get all the extra sensors like you do with some other DIY home security systems.
Like most other Web connected surveillance cameras, the canary features basic motion sensing and notifications, but these features seem to rather inconsistent for some customers. Sometimes tiny, inconspicuous movements such as shadows shifting was enough to trigger some false alerts. This could lead to users starting to ignore the notifications they receive, which is basically defeating the whole entire purpose of a surveillance camera.
They say they have been working on this oversensitive problem and recent app firmware updates have indeed helped to reduce the number of false warnings. You also now have the option of picking a specific alert and telling your setup you no longer want to receive that kind of notification. There is even a new sensitivity slider feature in the app to help aid the camera sensitivity. It will take your camera a little bit of time to learn the type of alerts you wouldn’t care to receive. This new learning process really does improve the quality of alerts you get from the device.
The Canary app was great at watching, editing and saving video clips. It was quite a fun experience experimenting with how to locate and manipulate the recorded video clips.
Also, I was immensely impressed by the sound quality that came out of this thing. The voices and words were easily distinguishable on my recorded clips, even with people talking at very soft tones and volumes. The speech was perfectly audible, clear and easily understood. This really speaks to the quality of the mobile app software updates, as well as the components like the microphone in the device itself.
- 1 year warranty
- HomeHealth Technology
- Stream real-time video of your home with it’s 1080p HD camera
- Super easy DIY setup
- 90+ dB siren
- No contract and no monthly fee (due to DIY monitoring)
- Extremely popular on Amazon with mostly good ratings
- Battery life can be poor as with most systems like this
- Not a COMPLETE safety setup
- App has some bad ratings
- Seems to go offline sometimes for no apparent reason
What Do Canary All-In-One customers have to say?
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