Canary All-in-One Home Security System Review

The Canary All-in-One Home Security System is more than your basic home security camera.  It’s also somewhat less than a home security camera. Funny how I stumbled upon the Canary.  I was looking for a home security camera that combined remote monitoring of temperature, humidity and basic home security camera features.  I’m always worried about the furnace breaking when I’m not home or air conditioning going south.  I suppose I could get a Nest thermostat but decided I wanted to it as part of my security camera since I know there are a few that have this capability.  The Canary monitors … Read more

Cooking Etouffee Made My Canary Air Quality Abnormal

The Canary All-in-One Home Security System has a few unique features not found in other home security cameras.  Especially in the way of environmental monitoring.  The Canary measures room temperature, humidity and air quality.  Temperate and humidity definitions are fairly clear cut.  Air quality not so much.  This article probes the meaning of an abnormal Canary air quality reading. So what does this have to with Etouffee? A Home Cooked Meal and Canary Air Quality This topic came up just last night at about 10:00.  My wife got an alert on her phone about abnormal air quality in the living room. … Read more

How to Setup Canary Modes for Automated Alarms

The Canary All-in-One Home Security Camera offers a few features that aren’t available in other home security cameras.  One of those features is called Modes.  Canary Modes allow your camera to set scenarios when you are home, away or asleep.  Mostly, Canary Modes are used to tell the camera if it should send an alert to your phone or not but it can also be used to set your camera into private mode. Related Reading:  Canary All-in-One Home Security System Review Before diving into Canary Modes, there are a few things to be sure are setup properly.  Most important is to … Read more

Canary and Wink Opens New Doors to Home Automation

The Canary All-in-One Home Security System remains one of my favorite home security cameras.  Abilities such as temperature and humidity monitoring make this more than a simple home security camera.  Add in some free cloud storage and an audible alarm and you can begin to see this is more than your basic camera.  The recently announced Canary and Wink integration allows for a bunch of additional enhancements that go beyond home surveillance.  Now we’re talking home automation. Those unfamiliar with a Canary Home Security System can read more about it in our Canary product review. What’s Wink?  There are two components.  First, … Read more

Nest Cam Versus Canary Home Security System

These are currently my favorite home security cameras.  The Nest Cam is the present leader in the consumer home security camera space.  However, Canary is on par with features and hardware quality.  I’m surprised that I didn’t compare these before.  So it’s time for the Nest Cam versus Canary All-in-One Home Security System comparison. We previously wrote detailed reviews on these cameras if you would like to read all about them first: Nest Cam Review Canary All-in-One Home Security System Review Let’s get to our head to head analysis. Software This category is all about the smartphone app, web app and camera firmware. … Read more

Canary versus Blink Home Security Camera System

The Canary All-in-One Home Security System and the Blink Home Security Camera System are marketed as easy to install do it yourself home security devices.  Each offers motion detection, cloud storage and notification services.  They both market home temperature monitoring.  Let’s look at how these cameras compare.  It’s the Canary versus Blink Home Security Camera System face-off. We previously wrote detailed reviews on these cameras if you would like to read all about them first: Canary All-in-One Home Security Camera System Review Blink Home Security Camera System Review Let’s get on with our head to head analysis. Software This category … Read more