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Masking with Canary Flex

Masking with Canary Flex

Canary app 2.14.0 is now available for all Canary users, and it brings with it a feature that makes your notifications even more intelligent, with Masking now available for Canary Flex.   Last year, we introduced Masking for Canary All-in-One and Canary View devices, allowing […]

Canary and Amazon Alexa

Canary and Amazon Alexa

We’ve long believed that your security experience should effortless, seamless, and intuitive. By adding a hands-free way to check-in on the nursery, dog, or what’s happening out back, we’re building on that commitment while extending how and where you can use your Canary. Today, we’re […]

Basic Plan and Membership Updates

Basic Plan and Membership Updates

We’ve heard from many of you on the recent changes to our basic plan, and I want to take a moment to address the variety of feedback we’ve heard and let you know about some upcoming developments that will make it even more valuable.   […]

Canary and Google Assistant

Canary and Google Assistant

At Canary, we’ve always focused on making security seamless. Geofencing enables Canary devices to auto-arm and disarm without a keypad. Embedded phone numbers in the Canary app connect you with first responders when you need them. Enhanced Watch Live provides a real-time view of your […]

#caughtbyCanary Roundup

#caughtbyCanary Roundup

A few months ago, we asked you to send in your favorite clips that had been #caughtbyCanary—and we were overwhelmed by the response, receiving hundreds of videos from all the Canary users out there.   We saw it all, from broken garage doors to people […]

Canary App 2.5.0

Canary App 2.5.0

Canary app 2.5.0 is now available on the App Store and Google Play, and it brings with it a feature that makes the notifications from your Canary even more intelligent. Read on to find out all the details on how masks work, and some tips […]

Protect the Protectors

Protect the Protectors

Every 13 seconds in the US, a burglary occurs. In 2015, there were over 365,000 residential home fires, and over 240 million calls made to emergency services summoning local police officers, firefighters, and EMTs.     At Canary, we recognize that security does not come […]

Canary Receives IoT Security Certification From ICSA Labs

Canary Receives IoT Security Certification From ICSA Labs

At Canary, we want to redefine your expectations with new hardware, new features and new services that improve your experience. Most of these additions are immediately apparent, such as the recently launched Canary Flex, and our Membership rollout. However some of the effort we put […]

Caught By Canary: Halloween Edition

Caught By Canary: Halloween Edition

The dark basement, noises you can’t quite explain and a feeling like someone—or something— is watching you. It’s all in your imagination, right? Canary users have been sharing some of the spookier moments #caughtByCanary and it’s enough to make us want to leave the lights […]

While You Were Out

While You Were Out

While you’re hard at work, or off on the occasional night out, does your mind wander to what’s happening back at home? Do you wonder what the kids are up to? The babysitter? The dog? As we get ready for the rollout of Canary Flex […]

Introducing Canary Flex

Introducing Canary Flex

At Canary, we believe that knowledge is power. The more you know about what’s going on in the most important places in your life, and the more you feel empowered to act, the more secure you’ll be. Today, we’re announcing the launch of the award-winning […]

Canary Membership

Canary Membership

Editor’s Note: Home Deductible Reimbursement is now available for qualifying incidents to US customers. This coverage is not available to NY, TX, and NH residents. For full Home Deductible Reimbursement Terms and Conditions, see canary.is/legal. At Canary, there’s nothing “off the shelf” about anything we […]

Beautiful. Inside and out.

Beautiful. Inside and out.

From hardware designed for your home’s aesthetics to intuitive technology that gets smarter with use to a simple, seamless app experience, we’ve always been committed to building beautiful products inside and out. Earlier this summer, we announced that we would be releasing a HomeKit-enabled product—but […]

Canary App 1.4.0

Canary App 1.4.0

Canary App v1.4.0 is now available in Google Play and the App Store, and introduces a redesign of Canary’s modes. When you open the app for the first time, you’ll see a tutorial that introduces Away, Home, and Night modes. Over the past 18 months, […]

Canary App v1.2

Canary App v1.2

Changing Device Names The first time you open the app with Canary v1.2, you’ll be prompted to name the Canary device(s) tied to your account. Choose from a selection of preset names like “Front Door,” “Hallway,” or “Kitchen,” or type in a custom name.   […]

Canary Stories and State Farm Insurance

Canary Stories and State Farm Insurance

  State Farm We’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with State Farm to help both homeowners and renters alike! Canary users are now eligible to receive discounts on State Farm homeowners or renters insurance, and State Farm customers can receive special offers on Canary. Customers can […]

Downloading Video and Caught by Canary

Downloading Video and Caught by Canary

Hi Canary friends and backers- A new update for the Canary app (v1.1.4) hits the App Store and Google Play  today, and brings with it a much anticipated feature for Canary users. Downloading Video from Canary We released Canary just over 4 months ago – since then, […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

It’s About Solving Problems, Not Connecting Things

It’s About Solving Problems, Not Connecting Things

Earlier this week Google purchased Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. On the heels of this news, reporters and companies in the smart home / home automation / home monitoring space are getting giddy about what is surely going to be a big year for […]