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Canary flexes its smart-home muscle with new camera

Canary's $199/£159 Flex security camera has high-definition resolution, live streaming and a whole lot more.

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Meet the Canary Flex.

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It's a $199/£159 security camera.

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This is Canary's second product; the first was announced via Indiegogo back in 2013.

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Canary's Flex has some unique features.

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For starters, it has a lot of optional mounting accessories.

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This basic magnetic mount is included with your purchase.

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But you can also get the Stake Mount for an additional $20.

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There's also a 4G LTE mount, available through a partnership with Verizon.

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That means your camera should still work -- even if your Wi-Fi isn't working.

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The $30 Secure Mount is designed to protect the Canary Flex against theft.

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The $20 Twist Mount is bendable and can be attached to handles, doorknobs and other spots in and around your house.

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This bendy mount is pretty fun to use, too.

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You can move and rotate the Secure Mount to find the right angle.

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The Flex has 720p HD resolution.

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It also has a a 116-degree field of view.

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The related Android and iPhone app also offers 24-hour free event-based storage, as well as a $10 per month 30-day event-based storage option.

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Its night-vision feature helps you see things in low-light conditions.

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The magnetic power adapter is simple to connect to the back of the camera.

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You can also customize motion alerts based on your Home, Away and Night security modes.

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