Canary’s New Two-Way Audio Update Lets You Scare The Pants Off Home Intruders

Ever wished you could not only catch home intruders in the act, but also immediately start yelling at them?

With Canary’s new two-way audio feature, that dream can be your reality.

According to 9to5mac, Canary announced an update this week that introduces three noteworthy features.

The first is new and improved live-streaming, which lets users see footage of what’s happening in their home on an iOS device without the previously existent 5-second delay.

The second is a web app that lets users view their security feed online through a computer, not just an iOS device.

The third, most 2001: A Space Odyssey-esque feature yet is Canary Talk, which lets users who could previously only hear audio of what was happening in their home now talk back from the app to the camera.

So, if you see home intruders on your app while you’re out, you can now let them know they are seen and that you’ve called the police, or anything else you might like to unleash on your captive audience.

Canary Talk echoes similar features offered by Echo Show and Nest security cameras, according to The Verge. Echo Show offers two-way video communication, while Nest has a Talk and Listen component.

Canary joining the ranks of the two-way communication club seems to signal that the feature is becoming a staple of home security systems.

In less terrifying circumstances than a home intrusion, you can also use the two-way talk feature to chat with your kids at home while you’re out.

But now for the real question: What would you scream at the burglar you catch running around your home?

To learn more, read our review of the best home security cameras. 

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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