Last week, Canary -- the company behind the self-titled smart home security system -- celebrated National Change a Pet's Life Day with a sale on its Canary View security system. If, like me, you didn't know that was a thing, you might be interested to know that it's a day intended to raise awareness about animal welfare and adoption. As an animal lover, I approve. Regardless, Canary has decided to extend the sale: Now through Jan. 31, you can get the Canary View with one year of premium service for $79 when you use promo code PETLOVE at checkout. That's $119 off the standard list price of $198 (but just $20 off the more typical $99 price).
The Canary View is the newer, less capable brother to the original Canary All-in-One. It's the least expensive single-unit security system I'm aware of, and guards your home with a 147-degree wide-angle motion-sensing camera that shoots in HD quality. And while $79 is a good deal for this system, it isn't our favorite all-in-one security system ( ). For starters, the Canary View lacks a siren of any sort, so it can't sound an audible alarm during a break-in. That seems like table stakes for any security system, honestly. Nor does it record video constantly -- it only captures video when it detects motion incidents. And you need to pay for storage that lasts more than a day.
It does work with Alexa and Google though, and can alert you with people detection. It also lets you can carry on a two-way audio conversation through the app (again, only with a subscription). If you can handle the compromises, there's still time to save 60% off the price a Canary View. Do it for Fluffles.
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Originally published last week. Updated with details of the extended offer.
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