Tag: home security

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 […]

Person Detection

Person Detection

We recently announced that Person Detection was coming to Canary.   Starting today and continuing for the next two weeks, Person Detection will be rolling out for free to all Canary devices via a firmware update (3.0.0). This update does not require any action to […]

#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 […]

Minneapolis Family Uses Canary to Stop Home Invasion

Minneapolis Family Uses Canary to Stop Home Invasion

Robert Fecik of Minneapolis, MN was in bed reading. His wife, Kristi, lay beside him, their three kids (ages one, four, and seven) were tucked in and sound asleep in the bedroom next door. When Robert heard the noise of their back-garden gate opening, he […]

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, […]

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—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 — 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]