Tag: security

Last Chance To Salute

Last Chance To Salute

Just over a month ago, we launched our Salute First Responders campaign, designed to recognize the bravery and commitment of the women and men across the nation who serve their communities as First Responders. We wanted to highlight their stories, and give back by donating […]

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 Records Serial Burglar In Hell’s Kitchen

Canary Records Serial Burglar In Hell’s Kitchen

The NYPD are looking for information regarding a suspected serial burglar who has been implicated in six burglaries in midtown Manhattan. Since February, the suspected thief has allegedly been using fire escapes to break into apartments in Hell’s Kitchen—making off with credit cards, jewelry and […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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” […]

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, […]

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’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. […]