Canary bills itself as the world’s “first smartphone home security device for everyone.”
About the size of an aluminum can, the device contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature, air quality, vibration and sound. It even has night vision capabilities.
“Controlled entirely from your iPhone or Android device, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary,” the developers explain on their Indiegogo campaign page.
From tempature changes that could mean fire, to the sound and movement of a possible home intrusion, all the info from Canary is immediately sent to the user’s phone. Once you receive an alert, you decide how to respond. Do you text your neighbor to check in? Call the police?
The developers say Canary will learn your home’s “rhythms” over time to send you smarter alerts.
The service has already more than quadrupled its $100,000 fundraising goal on Indiegogo, so a full-scale production should begin soon. Once it’s ready to ship out — likely next spring — the service will cost $199.