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Canary Home Security System Review

Canary Home Security System Review

Piece of Mind with @BestBuy’s @Canary Home Security System and @Netgear #BBYConnectedHome

 
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
 
A home should be a safe haven. It should be a place you arrive at able to relax and escape the world. Two years ago, our home quickly became frightening. Our home security was locking our doors when we left. We lived on a busy street, and I suppose, thinking back on that, we felt this was a deterrent.
 
It was the Wednesday before Christmas.
 
Our tree was up and there were gifts from out-of-town relatives for the children beneath it.
 
I came home to this:
our backdoor kicked in
 
Our backdoor had been kicked in–they had been kind enough to close it behind them so Bailey Mae wouldn’t run away.
 
I guess I should be thankful for that; right?
 
The backdoor was their entrance in and from there, it looked like they had watched us–they stole EVERY electronic device in our home: television, Nexus, iPad, laptop, Play Station, Wii, iPhone, Kindle Fire and more.  
 
They also stole our Christmas.
 
It was an evening I really wanted to just come home from my day at work, after an hour and a half drive, and relax.
 
Instead, we had detectives questioning and dusting for fingerprints.
 
a police officer dusts for fingerprints
Then, the police left and fear set in.
 
I needed a home security system. It had to be easy to use to work with the kiddos and myself.
 
I went with the home security system offered through my cable company.
 
Two weeks in and I was calling the alarm company because it was 4:30 in the morning and I needed to be on the road to work, instead, the alarm interface wasn’t working and I was “locked in” with the alarm.
 
The alarm company representative told me, “Someone will be in at 7 am who can help you.”
 
Yeah, that wasn’t working for me.
 
I was paying for the home security system to keep the bad people out, not my family in!
 
 canary
 
These days I’m using the Canary Indoor Wireless High-Definition All-In-One Home Security.
 
It’s easy with no strings attached, just piece of mind.
 
 Canary keeps my home secure with sound and motion detection notifications, a 90+ decibel siren, and HomeHealth Technology.
 
It actually gets smarter as it learns the cadence of my home, minimizing false alarms triggered by pets or other regular activity inside my home.
 
 
 
Canary takes very clear, HD 1080p resolution which allows you to see every small detail on your screen with the 147° field of view, wide-angle camera–and sends it right to your phone. There is audio, so you can hear what is going on, and has the BEST night-vision on the market–up to 20′ away when there’s little to no light.
 
 
netgear modem
 
Set up was easy. We placed Canary in a central place of our home, plugged it in, and connected it to the Netgear® Nighthawk™ DST Router, developed by Best Buy and Netgear.
 
DST stands for “Dead Spot Terminator”, trust me, we’ve experienced those dead spots in our home.
 
The router is awesome as it includes a Wi-Fi extender, Geek Squad Set Up, and Support via phone & the web, for one full year.
 
That’s protection you can trust.

netgear booster

This router means business with a design to support 10+ connected devices at the same time…if you have children, you know this is something you NEED.

It also allows the ability to prioritize devices for streaming and has advanced features for lag-free gaming.

Making this router a win-win for the entire house!

All in all, we were set up with Canary and the router in about 20-minutes.

Canary takes very clear, HD 1080p resolution which allows you to see every small detail on your screen with the 147° field of view, wide-angle camera–and sends it right to your phone. There is audio, so you can hear what is going on, and has the BEST night-vision on the market–up to 20′ away when there’s little to no light.
 
Here is a video of my living room, from Canary so you can see for yourself the quality of the video.
 

 
Canary has a free mobile app, allowing me to check in on my pets, kiddos and home anytime I’m away. I have a greater peace of mind being able to see what’s happening in my home from anywhere with my iPhone® or Android smartphone. I can use the “Watch Live” feature for what’s happening right now.
 
The app also allows me to receive movement-detection notification with recorded footage and, should something be not right, I can sound the siren!
 
Since the March 2015 launch, nearly 75 known burglaries, home invasions, caretaker abuse and other emergency situations have been captured by Canary, resulting in multiple arrests. That’s the piece of mind when away from home with Canary!
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