If you're in the market for a home-monitoring system, Canary may be just the device you've been looking for. Funded via Indiegogo, Canary is a smart security device that monitors activity in your home and relays alerts to your iPhone whenever it encounters any unexpected behavior or conditions.
It comes with a long list of sensors, including an HD Camera with night-vision capability, a wide-angle lens for maximum viewing area, a high-quality microphone, motion detection, a temperature sensor and even an air quality sensor.
Canary contains an HD video camera and sensors that track everything from temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and movement. Controlled entirely from your smartphone, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary -- from sudden temperature spikes that can indicate a fire, to sound and vibration that could mean an intrusion. Over time, Canary learns your home's rhythms to send even smarter alerts.
When Canary senses something is awry, it sends you an alert in real time along with a number of options for how to respond. If, for example, unexpected movement is detected in your home while you're away, you'll receive an alert with the option to make a phone call, send a message (to a neighbor, for example) or trigger a siren.
Canary also offers the ability to check in on the latest happenings in your home from anywhere in the world and even includes live streaming.
It's worth noting that many of Canary's sensors can be turned on and off from afar.
A video promo of Canary can be viewed below.
Even better, Canary is a sleek and, more importantly, rather small device. It measures in at just six inches tall and just three inches wide. Here's what it looks like.
Canary will retail for just US$199, and according to its page on Indiegogo, the estimated shipping date is May 2014.