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Canary Home Security System

July 25, 2013

Four years ago, our home was broken into while we were asleep in our bedroom.  The thieves didn’t take much, but the feelings of insecurity and fear that the break-in left behind were damage enough.  We purchased some inexpensive alarms, but we ultimately had to move into a safer neighborhood for our own peace of mind.  We did meet with some home security system companies, but the whole process was intimidating to us, and the cost was prohibitive, so we dropped the idea.  Lately, though, several independent home security devices have come onto the market which are operated by a smartphone or computer.  This idea is so great–no contracts or plans to sign up for, just a device, which you can move from home to home with you.

The most interesting new home security device I’ve come across won’t be available until May 2014, but I am pretty sure I’m going to pick one up.  The device, adorably called the Canary, includes an HD camera, microphone, motion detection, night vision, and temperature, air quality, and humidity monitors.  There are no middlemen, so the app notifies you right away when something happens (irregular movement or sounds, sudden temperature change, etc), and then you can decide what to do from there, after seeing a live feed of exactly what’s going on.  Over time, it learns your home’s rhythms so that it can send you smarter alerts.

I’m really excited about this new device, in case you can’t tell! Check it out here on Indiegogo and be an early adopter!

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  1. July 26, 2013 10:29 am

    That’s creepy! I’d probably never really sleep again! Did you get it and do you feel safer if you did?

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