Canary Home Security System 6 Months Later (Mid 2016 Update)


I’ve had the Canary Home Security system in my home now for half a year and I thought I’d go ahead and publish an update as to how I’m liking and using it and whether or not I’d recommend it now.

Let’s start with an obvious question: do I actually still use this device? The answer is… yes! It’s not the type of device that you think about daily or reach for all day long like your phone, and yet it’s become an important part of my life. Especially when I travel. It’s true that the only alerts I’ve gotten from the Canary were triggered by my pets, but while I’m away from the house it’s really good to know that 1.) the pets are doing fine and 2.) nobody has broken into the house.

When it comes to security systems like these, reliability is key. Can you count on them to capture an unexpected event time and again or are you worried that it may or may not work as well as it should all the time? In the Canary’s case I’ve found it to be ultra-reliable. The same probably can’t be said for the other security systems I’ve tested in recent years (which is several). I do trust that the Canary will be operational and come in handy when I need it to....

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