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Canary Smart Home Security Device

Canary is an all-in-one home security gadget that's available now following a hugely successful crowdfunding push in 2013. Click through to see what it can do.

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What's in the box

Canary keeps it simple, shipping with a power cable and a yellow auxiliary cable that you'll use to sync it with your smartphone during setup.

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Color options

Canary is available in other colors, too -- a black model and a grey one.

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The ring

The LED ring on Canary's underside glows green when the system is armed, yellow when it's disarmed.

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Homehealth

From Canary's home screen, you can tap the temperature and humidity readings to access "Homehealth" graphs of the conditions in your home.

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Air quality

Don't expect to sneak a smoke around Canary without getting caught.

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Video feed

Whenever the system gets triggered, Canary records a clip and saves it to the cloud. You can view these clips in the Canary app.

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Picture quality

Canary's 1080p camera has an 147-degree field of view, and offers pretty exceptional picture quality.

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Night vision

Our test floor has no windows and gets pitch black at night, but Canary's night-vision camera still offered outstanding detail in the dark.

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Auto-arming

Canary detects as you come and go, and automatically arms and disarms accordingly. There's also a privacy mode that'll disable the camera and microphone.

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Price point

Canary costs $250, and sells in major retail outlets across the US. Is it worth it? Read our full review to see what we think.

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