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Caught By Canary Terms and Conditions

Caught By Canary Terms and Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES – #CAUGHTBYCANARY SWEEPSTAKES Eligibility Caught By Canary (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the continental United States, the District of Columbia, and Canadian residents who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Canary Connect, […]

Updates to the Canary App

Updates to the Canary App

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Canary: we completed shipping to all our Indiegogo backers and pre-order customers, we updated the Canary firmware via an over the air update, and we opened up orders for US customers on our store. And if you’ve […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Feb 25

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Feb 25

Hi Canary friends and backers— We’re excited to announce that orders are now being shipped to our international backers and pre-order customers! International shipping Last week we shared how these international orders had been split into three shipments and at the time of last week’s […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update—Feb 19

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update—Feb 19

The big news in this week’s update is that we will be shipping to our international backers next week! To all of you who live outside of the US, we want to thank you again for your support and for your patience as we’ve been […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update—Feb 9

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update—Feb 9

Hi Canary friends and supporters, This past week marked a couple of much-anticipated milestones for Canary. First, after many months of development and testing, our Android app went live on the Google Play Store last Monday! We had an initial rush of people downloading the […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Feb 2

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Feb 2

Hi friends and backers, For all you Android users out there—the time has arrived! The Canary Android app is now live in the Google Play Store. Thanks to those of you who have already received your Canary device(s) and have been waiting for this moment—we […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 23

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 23

Hi friends and supporters, What an amazing week—and month! The product is shipping, we’re getting ready to post the Android app to the Google Play store, our customer experience team is in conversations with many of you, and our engineers are making continuous improvements that […]

Former Google and Quantcast Executive, Julio Pekarovic, Joins Canary as Chief Operating Officer

Former Google and Quantcast Executive, Julio Pekarovic, Joins Canary as Chief Operating Officer

Please join us in welcoming Julio Pekarovic as the new Chief Operating Officer at Canary. Julio brings over twenty years experience in leading finance organizations and business operations in hyper-growth technology companies. At Canary, he’ll be responsible for directing and overseeing all internal operations including […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 13

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 13

Hello Canary friends and backers— Happy new year! January is here and that means… Canary has begun mass shipping! This is a huge milestone. A little more than 500 of you should have received your shipping notification emails so far. That number will grow every […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 31

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 31

Hi Canary friends! In our last update we announced that we will begin shipping en masse in January! If you missed it, you can read the full update here. We’re very excited to be at this point, and looking forward to hearing from all of […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 19

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 19

Hi friends and supporters, We’ve been working day and night to get Canary ready for your homes and we’re extremely proud of what we’ve built—both where our product is today, as well as the groundwork we’ve laid to continually improve it moving forward. You’ve been […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 13

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Dec 13

It’s been another very intense (and exciting) week at Canary. We’ve been working to get all of our recent improvements integrated into the product and tested with our current users—so that we can be ready to ship out to all of you soon after the […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—December 5

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—December 5

Hi Canary friends and backers! It’s a late night in New York City as I write this update. I’m here at the Canary headquarters along with many of my fellow team members—mainly engineers at this late hour—working to get Canary ready for all of you. […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 28

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 28

Hello everyone—Happy Thanksgiving! We’re in the middle of another week full of hard work and progress here at Canary, but we wanted to take a moment to send you an update. This past week we’ve been working to improve the communication channel between Canary devices […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 20

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 20

Hi Canary supporters, Thanks to all of you who responded to our last update on Facebook, Twitter, and on our blog. We love hearing from all of you, and it’s great to see how many of you care as deeply about Canary as we do. There […]

How We’re Improving Night Vision Mode

How We’re Improving Night Vision Mode

Canary uses an ambient light sensor to enter and exit night vision mode, while other consumer products with night vision rely solely on their camera to do this. Though every Canary is equipped with the same kind of ambient light sensor, there can be a […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 12

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update — November 12

Hi friends and supporters, Our initial shipments over the past few weeks marked the very first production-level Canary devices being shipped out into the world. This is a huge milestone. Thanks again to those of you who are in this initial group and have been […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – October 17

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – October 17

This month, we’re seeing the hard work and sleepless nights all come together. It’s energizing to be so close to getting Canary into your hands. Our whole team has been heads-down—fine-tuning our firmware, securing our infrastructure, and tweaking the mobile app—to ensure that every interaction […]

Feature Spotlight: One Device, Many Users

Feature Spotlight: One Device, Many Users

Next up in our Feature Spotlight series—check out our last one on air monitoring and home health—we’re talking about another feature we’ve built into Canary, how it works, and why. Today, we’re walking through how multiple people in a shared living space can easily and […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – August 15

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – August 15

Over the past few weeks, we’ve made great strides at Canary—improving the setup experience, solidifying the server infrastructure, testing to make sure every unit off the assembly line works and looks great. With so many milestones behind us, we feel comfortable honing in on your […]

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

What are the core components of a hardware startup? You might say a great product concept, strong leadership and vision, a design team dedicated to aesthetics as well as experience, or an excellent engineering team to build, iterate, test, and integrate flawless hardware and software. […]

Surf Securely: Email Security

Surf Securely: Email Security

Welcome to the third installment of Surf Securely, a multi-part security guide created by Canary. We developed this guide because when it comes to protecting yourself, it’s easier for most people to pinpoint physical risks than digital ones. We’re happy to share our experience and […]

Surf Securely: Control Your Computer

Surf Securely: Control Your Computer

Welcome to the second installment of Surf Securely, a multi-part security guide created by Canary. We developed this guide because when it comes to protecting yourself, it’s easier for most people to pinpoint physical risks than digital ones. We’re happy to share our experience and […]

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 […]

The 4 Ds of Burglary

The 4 Ds of Burglary

Hollywood portrays burglars as highly trained groups of criminals who spend weeks planning a crime. The reality is that unless you have the crown jewels of Russia in your home, most break-ins are opportunistic. Robbers usually look for easy targets or “quick wins.” When scoping […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – June 26

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – June 26

What a month it’s been! The whole team at Canary has never been more energized and excited. While World Cup fever might be contributing to that, what really excites us is seeing how much progress we’ve made over the past three weeks. Progress Report We […]

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

When you co-found a startup, you know certain elements are crucial. A great concept that meets a pressing need. A solid founding team. An insane amount of tenacity. It’s only later you realize that creating an organization is as much an exercise in building a […]

How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

How to Protect Your Home When You’re on Vacation

Summer is in full swing now and that means one glorious thing: vacations! Whether you’re spending a weekend at the beach or a month backpacking around Europe, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your trip and lose track of preparing […]

Beach Security: How to Protect Your Stuff and Yourself

Beach Security: How to Protect Your Stuff and Yourself

We’ve all had those “20/20 hindsight” moments, and one of my biggest ones happened when I was 18 and on a family cruise in Bermuda. My cousin and I were so excited for the excursions we’d planned and the chance to roam free like adults. […]

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

If you are an Internet of Things startup, you may have been told that you need an “experience designer” to help really make your product sing. This is true, but experience design is a lot bigger than you think. There’s been a lot of talk […]

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – May 31

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update – May 31

It’s the unofficial start to summer, and we hope you’re getting some time to relax and regroup. At Canary HQ, we’ve traded in beach trips and picnics to work on computer vision, setup flows, and packaging. It may not be for everyone, but we love […]

The 5 Features That Make Electronic Gadgets “Smart”

The 5 Features That Make Electronic Gadgets “Smart”

While the idea has been around for a while, consumers have been inundated with “smart” gadgets ever since Intel launched their Smart TV initiative in 2010. Smart locks. Smart lights. Smart refrigerators. Smart credit cards. Smart crock pots. Smart band-aids. You get the idea… “Smart” […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – May 5

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – May 5

Canary HQ is buzzing with all the units we have in the office, and thanks to our trip to China last week, we have even more on the way. Here’s a quick update on the trip and the product. Our three co-founders, Adam (CEO), Chris (CTO), […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – April 18

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – April 18

Big news from Canary – the product is a motion detecting, video capturing, sirening beauty! It was a milestone week at Canary HQ. We finalized the hardware, connected it with the mobile app, and ran a full demo in the office. We tested motion capture, […]

False Alarms Are Everyone’s Problem

False Alarms Are Everyone’s Problem

If a cold medicine had a 1–6% chance of making you feel better, would you buy it? Probably not. Would you be happy sending your children to a school with a graduation rate of 1–6%? Of course not. While the way we measure success differs, […]

Incorporating Crowdfunding Feedback Into Product Development

Incorporating Crowdfunding Feedback Into Product Development

When you crowdfund a product, you invite anyone and everyone to give you their unbridled opinions and ideas. You invite them to tell you what they love, what they hate, what you should change, remove, and add to the product. Essentially, you open up the […]

The Master Key System: What’s Good For Landlords May Not Be Best For Tenants

The Master Key System: What’s Good For Landlords May Not Be Best For Tenants

I live alone in an apartment in the East Village in New York City. It’s a quiet and private space of my own. It’s home. But a few weeks ago the veil of solitude and privacy was lifted. Early one morning I awoke to the […]

Staying Safe While You’re Traveling: Spring Break Edition

Staying Safe While You’re Traveling: Spring Break Edition

Last spring, two of my friends got married in Cancún, Mexico. As I boarded my return flight to New York City, I noticed a young woman crying in the seat in front of me. She appeared to be with her husband. A few minutes later, […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update

Dear friends of Canary: Attention all Indiegogo backers: A number of you have been wondering how you can update your mailing address, confirm your device color choice(s), and pay for any outstanding shipping fees (if applicable). Well wonder no more! Later today you will receive […]

Canary’s Vision Of Affordable Smart Home Security Earns $10M Series A From Khosla Ventures

Canary’s Vision Of Affordable Smart Home Security Earns $10M Series A From Khosla Ventures

We’re happy to share that we’ve closed a $10M Series A from Khosla Ventures, Bobby Yazdani (an early investor in Google and Dropbox), and a number of our initial seed investors, including Two Sigma Ventures. This complements our initial seed round of $1.2M from Two […]

Canary’s Mission & Values: A new approach to home security

Canary’s Mission & Values: A new approach to home security

Home security is broken. It’s time to fix it. The status quo falls on two ends of a spectrum: Professional systems requiring expensive installation that have 95%+ false alarm rate1, and DIY kits requiring a high degree of technical knowledge (and patience) to install them. […]

Canary Backer & Pre-order Update

Canary Backer & Pre-order Update

Friends of Canary: This time last year Canary had two employees, a half-dozen contractors, and dreams of changing the way people connect to their homes and each other. Fast forward to the present and Canary employs a few dozen awesome people, Indiegogo backers will start […]