Canary has introduced its newest, most affordable indoor security camera yet, the Canary View.
Canary View ($99) is similar to Canary’s flagship product — which is now being billed as the Canary All-in-One — but with fewer features. The missing View features include Canary All-in-One’s HomeHealth tech, which monitors temperature, humidity, and air quality, as well as the built-in 90 decibel siren meant to ward off burglars. There doesn’t seem to be a wired ethernet option for Canary View either — the low-cost camera is Bluetooth or Wi-Fi only.
Other than these features — which some users may find excessive or unnecessary — Canary View is nearly the same exact camera, for a lower price. View is a 1080p HD camera with motion detection and a 147-degree wide angle lens.
Canary View is also equipped with night vision, a mic and speaker, and the two-way Canary Talk feature, which requires a membership.
View also comes with the same security and data protection as the standard Canary — encrypted cloud storage, secure web transfer (SSL/TLS), and AES 256-bit data encryption.
Both cameras feature the same one-year limited warranty. The View has the same footprint as the standard Canary, but it’s actually slightly lighter, perhaps owing to the lack of accelerometer and its fewer features.
More Canary News
Canary View is already available for purchase as of today, but that’s not the only Canary news coming out of CES. Canary has also announced that its cameras will soon be integrated with Amazon Alexa. The integration will allow Canary camera feeds to be viewed through an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or compatible Amazon Fire TVs.
Canary also introduced its new package detection system, as the company alluded to recently. The new feature will allow Canary Flex users to be notified when a package arrives at their door, with real-time alerts and “ongoing monitoring capabilities.”
No exact date has been set for either feature, but Canary’s Alexa integration is due to launch in the “coming weeks,” with Flex’s package detection feature arriving in the “coming months.”