A group of security experts are working on an innovative new product called Canary, which serves as an all-in-one security system that you can place right in the middle of your home — be it a house, apartment, dorm room or wherever you live. The device has a sleek design akin to Apple products, and can be set up to work with iPhone, iPad or an Android device in just 30 seconds or less.
Canary has several built-in features for tracking its surrounding environment, including an HD camera, microphone, night vision, motion detection, and sensors for temperature, air quality and humidity. So when your home has movement or a sudden change in temperature — during a fire, for instance — Canary will instantly alert you and give you prompts to call, message or signal a siren.
Additional hardware and software specifications include a speaker, siren, RGB LEDs, 3-axis accelerometer, Wi-Fi integration, live video and sensor data, mobile alerts, bank level encryption, arming and disarming through geofencing, customizable privacy settings and more. Best of all, Canary becomes smarter the more you use it.
Canary — currently $149 for early birds — aims to be one of the first intuitive consumer-facing security products on the market, and is currently holding a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 to cover tooling and manufacturing costs. At the time of writing, the campaign has already reached nearly 60 percent of that funding target.