Keeping your home safe no longer has to cost you an arm and a leg, thanks to Canary, which has unveiled a $99 indoor HD security camera to help protect you and your loved ones. Promising to extend the design of the flagship Canary product, the Canary View is one of the more accessible security solutions on the market, but retains the same embedded AI technology as its older sibling. Thanks to a 147-degree wide-angle lens, customers can keep an eye on their homes in 1080 HD at any time of the day. And with intelligent alerts, one-touch access to the authorities, automatic arming and disarming, and end-to-end encryption, this is a pretty comprehensive security device for a pretty affordable price.
In addition to the Canary View, the smart home company has also debuted Package Detection, an A.I.-powered activity detection feature that, as the name suggests, detects packages. The feature builds upon Canary’s recently introduced Person Detection capability, and alerts users as soon as a package has appeared at their front door. Package Detection is only available on Canary Flex, though no hardware purchases will be necessary to access the feature.
Canary is also announcing further integrations with Amazon Alexa — the new Canary skill for Amazon Alexa will soon be live on the Echo Spot, Echo Show, and compatible Fire TV devices. Customers will have the option of streaming live video from current and new Canary cameras to their television sets, and can simply say, for example, “Alexa, show me the living room,” in order to access a current feed. The skill will be making its debut in the next few months, and of course, folks with Google Assistant and Wink can already access Canary content through their respective platforms.
“Truly intelligent video and security solves a broad range of needs: it enables you to know that your home is safe while traveling, that your kids are home when they are supposed to be, and most importantly, it ensures that you’re instantly aware and equipped to take action if there’s an incident,” said Adam Sager, CEO and co-founder of Canary. “Canary View and our new A.I.-powered detection features make best-in-class security technology and intelligence even more accessible to new Canary users and those who already own Canary products. And, by adding support for Amazon Alexa, we’re expanded the reach of our products to one of the most popular smart home technology platforms.”
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