Month: July 2014

From Tesla to Touchscreens: The Journey of the Internet of Things

From Tesla to Touchscreens: The Journey of the Internet of Things

Contrary to popular belief, the tech industry isn’t just about making cool things; it’s also about making things that people actually want, which is more difficult than it sounds. A large part of the development process is timing. It can take generations for the world […]

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer’s a great time to take a break from the regular grind and spend those extra daylight hours with your pets. While it’s fun to get out and play fetch or go for a walk, pet owners need to be mindful of the seasonal hazards […]

Feature Spotlight: Air Monitoring and Home Health

Feature Spotlight: Air Monitoring and Home Health

Continuing our Feature Spotlight series—check out our last one on backup contacts—we’re talking about another feature we’ve built into Canary, how it works, and why. Today, we’ll cover Canary’s humidity, temperature, and air quality abilities, and how they provide you with the most complete picture […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – July 17

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – July 17

Hey friends! Every month is a big month at Canary, but the past month felt particularly exciting for me personally. Why? Well, as many of you know, we’ve been intensely focused on testing for the better part of 2014. During lab testing, we identified and […]

5 Ways We Think About Hiring

5 Ways We Think About Hiring

It’s been fast and furious at Canary over the past nine months. “Exponential“ is a good way to describe our growth. With hypergrowth comes hyper job posts, hyper interviews, and hyper email in our inboxes. So, how do we use all of this to decide […]

What To Do After A Burglary

What To Do After A Burglary

While we hope you never experience a break-in, the statistics are pretty eye-opening. Did you know there’s a burglary every 15 seconds in the United States1, and roughly 74% of burglaries are residential break-ins2? Odds are that you or someone you know has been the […]

Feature Spotlight: Backup Contacts

Feature Spotlight: Backup Contacts

Welcome to the first post in our new Feature Spotlight series, where we dive into a specific feature and explain what it does and why. We’re excited to share more product details with you, and hope they’ll give you a better understanding of Canary. Today, let’s […]

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate our nation’s independence in a number of ways. Some folks attend local parades, others fire up the barbeque, and of course there’s Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on the Coney Island boardwalk. No Fourth of July celebration […]