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The "Secure It Now" giveaway will give three lucky winners the gear and service needed for awesome home monitoring.

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The Canary all-in-one is like a little security soldier for your home. Win one!


Woo! Time for another giveaway! And if this one seems familiar, that's because it's a repeat of a mega-popular one from last year.

As I noted then, there are plenty of ways to bring video into your home (Netflix, anyone?), but what about when you want to send video from it? Like from a camera to your phone or tablet, so you can keep an eye on things.

That's the idea behind Canary's line of home-security cameras, which are some of the most advanced on the market. The Canary all-in-one, for example, not only streams HD video during the day or night, but also monitors air quality, temperature and humidity. It offers motion detection and can emit a 90-decibel siren in case of unauthorized movement.


The Canary Flex is a security camera that can withstand the outdoors.


The Canary Flex is designed for either indoor or outdoor use and can work with or without wires (i.e. on battery power). It also has a microphone and speaker and two-way talk features. I had the chance to test-drive a Flex and was really impressed at how easy it was to set up. The video quality was impressive as well.

There's also the Canary View, the company's newest product; it's an indoor camera with night-vision, alerts and push-button access to fire, police and EMS.

Good stuff, right? Wait, it gets better: The Canary folks were kind enough to offer some seriously good giveaway stuff to Cheapskate readers. The grand prize: One Canary all-in-one, two Canary Flexes and a 1-year Canary membership -- a bundle worth $668!

Second prize is a View, a Flex and a membership, and two lucky folks will score that bundle. Woot!

To enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway, hit the comments and answer this question: If Canary had a celebrity spokesperson, who would it be? My choice: William Shatner, of course, who should be the celebrity spokesperson for everything.

Once that's done, vote in our poll (below) and you're set! Check out the complete rules for more details: 

How to enter:

  • Register as a CNET user (by clicking "Join / Sign in" in the top-right corner of the page). If you're already registered, there's no need to register again -- you just need to be logged in.
  • Locate the comments section, then answer this question: "If Canary had a celebrity spokesperson, who would it be?" Then click Post Comment.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified. The winners will be chosen randomly.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Some legalese: *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US, 18 and older, and a registered user of CNET.com. Void where prohibited. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Feb. 2, 2018. See rules for details.