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You've got lots of ways to bring video into your home, 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 ($149 at Amazon) 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 (with two-way talk features coming soon). 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.
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 and two Canary Flexes, a bundle worth $599!
Second prize is one Canary and one Flex, while a third winner will receive a Canary. Woot!
To enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway, hit the comments and answer this question: What's your chief reason for wanting a home security camera? Maybe it's, you know, home security. But there might be another driver, like keeping tabs on the dog or making sure the babysitter actually, er, sits.
After that, optional but appreciated: Vote in our poll, below.
Good luck, cheeps!
How to enter:
- Register as a CNET user (by clicking Join CNET 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: "What's your chief reason for wanting a home security camera?" 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 Friday, February 17, 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 02/17/17. See rules for details.