Canary 1080p HD Day and Night All-in-One IP Indoor Home Wireless Camera in Black £99 @ Amazon
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Canary 1080p HD Day and Night All-in-One IP Indoor Home Wireless Camera in Black £99 @ Amazon

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Found 14th Mar
I have one of these. It's great. I paid £140. Now £99 for the black one (white is £129).
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Avoid at all costs in my opinion. Used to be a satisfied Canary customer until they suddenly and unexpectedly removed all the 'free' features of the device I used unless a £7.99/monthly membership plan was taken out Whilst the overall cost of £99 + £7.99/mo may be acceptable, my warning is that if Canary have substantially changed their terms of service so dramatically and without warning in the past, they could easily do so again in the future.

There are better and cheaper alternatives out there..
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Avoid at all costs in my opinion. Used to be a satisfied Canary customer until they suddenly and unexpectedly removed all the 'free' features of the device I used unless a £7.99/monthly membership plan was taken out Whilst the overall cost of £99 + £7.99/mo may be acceptable, my warning is that if Canary have substantially changed their terms of service so dramatically and without warning in the past, they could easily do so again in the future.

There are better and cheaper alternatives out there..
Reviews for this on Amazon aren't very good. Was tempted to buy but reading the reviews and the subscription cost as well. No go for me.
Early adopter to this service too and it's useless now, can't watch back any recordings and save them which you used to be able to, motion alerts are okay but often miss out on events if someone is in the room for more than a minute, which means time before you can actually capture decent evidence if something were to happen.

Better alternatives out there now, shame really.
Also agree, I came on board in the early days, I made a glowing review currently ranked in the top on Amazon, they have slipped horribly in the last year, slow implementation of changes, on the plus side they do now have Amazon Alexa integration and are 'working on' the person recognition system. Bare in mind that Netamo has had all this for over a year and do not lock you into a subscription service. On balance I would avoid
davenhaze28 m ago

Reviews for this on Amazon aren't very good. Was tempted to buy but …Reviews for this on Amazon aren't very good. Was tempted to buy but reading the reviews and the subscription cost as well. No go for me.


Yes I did have a quick look at the reviews yesterday and decided to wait for a deal on the Blink XT cameras.
Got the xiaomi YI that was posted here a few days ago and am utterly thrilled with it, the motion detection is brill too!
mgowans1 h, 3 m ago

Avoid at all costs in my opinion. Used to be a satisfied Canary customer …Avoid at all costs in my opinion. Used to be a satisfied Canary customer until they suddenly and unexpectedly removed all the 'free' features of the device I used unless a £7.99/monthly membership plan was taken out Whilst the overall cost of £99 + £7.99/mo may be acceptable, my warning is that if Canary have substantially changed their terms of service so dramatically and without warning in the past, they could easily do so again in the future. There are better and cheaper alternatives out there..


If anybody from Canary reads this, I didn't buy one because of this. Reputation is everything, you don't appear to care about yours.
Just to offer an alternative opinion for a sec, and despite the changes in services that got people so riled up with Canary, at this price I still think this is pretty good value. I have one integrated into my SmartThings setup at home and use it as an additional check if one of the sensors gets triggered. The motion detection is pretty reliable, the wide field of view and image quality are both excellent, and the addition of a siren (which can run to around £50 on it's own) is a welcome bonus. Yes there are more feature rich systems out there, but for £99 you still get a hell of a lot of useful technology.
Shameless plug.. if you're interested in a plug-and-play home security camera system, I've moved to using a PiperNV. They are currently on offer (used) at Maplin for £80. Deal here:
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mgowans16 m ago

Shameless plug.. if you're interested in a plug-and-play home security …Shameless plug.. if you're interested in a plug-and-play home security camera system, I've moved to using a PiperNV. They are currently on offer (used) at Maplin for £80. Deal here:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/piper-nv-security-camera-customer-returns-80-at-maplin-on-line-and-in-store-2909195


Very tempting at that price point and with the better cloud storage. However the ability to automate the arm/disarm of the canary and not have the siren trigger automatically wins the day for me. Will definitely keep my eye on these to see if a software update ever changes that though.
Edited by: "Zero_Zuul" 14th Mar
Zero_Zuul14th Mar

Very tempting at that price point and with the better cloud storage. …Very tempting at that price point and with the better cloud storage. However the ability to automate the arm/disarm of the canary and not have the siren trigger automatically wins the day for me. Will definitely keep my eye on these to see if a software update ever changes that though.


The Piper does also have the same ability to arm/disarm the siren manually or automatically.
mgowans13 m ago

The Piper does also have the same ability to arm/disarm the siren manually …The Piper does also have the same ability to arm/disarm the siren manually or automatically.


I actually meant I was looking for the ability to arm/disarm the video recording based on me being at home or not (aka privacy mode), and set the siren to not sound automatically when the camera is otherwised armed/recording. The review I read said that both features were not available on the Piper (camera is still on when disarmed, and siren always sounds if triggered when the camera is armed). Is that still the case?
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Zero_Zuul14th Mar

I actually meant I was looking for the ability to arm/disarm the video …I actually meant I was looking for the ability to arm/disarm the video recording based on me being at home or not (aka privacy mode), and set the siren to not sound automatically when the camera is otherwised armed/recording. The review I read said that both features were not available on the Piper (camera is still on when disarmed, and siren always sounds if triggered when the camera is armed). Is that still the case?


You're right, the camera is always on (even when disarmed). For me that's a big negative. Just to be clear though, you don't get alerts or motion detection when disarmed. You just can't someone with access to your account via the app from 'spying' on you! The siren can be configured whether to trigger or not though.
mgowans1 h, 51 m ago

You You're right, the camera is always on (even when disarmed). For me …You You're right, the camera is always on (even when disarmed). For me that's a big negative. Just to be clear though, you don't get alerts or motion detection when disarmed. You just can't someone with access to your account via the app from 'spying' on you! The siren can be configured whether to trigger or not though.


To be fair, if someone's got access to your Canary account via the app they can just turn the privacy mode off and watch you. So if that's the only way you can view the feed from the Piper (i.e. you can't connect to a web viewer or something) and it's not constantly recording to the cloud then I'd probably be ok with it.
TL;DR: Horrific purchase. Competitors offer better solutions.

I can't say this any clearer, AVOID Canary unless you like being shafted. Their bait and switch tactics shows contempt for their customers and deceptive advertising is a smear on their company.

Reputation aside the product is inferior to other products. If you're looking for a subscription free model I'd recommend going with Arlo with their free 7 days with up to 1 GB of motion activated clips. Canary offer 24 hours of 30 second motion limited clips and withhold basic functionality such as 2 way talk and view from a desktop browser behind their paywall. The only thing this has going for it is a 90 dB siren which must be manually activated. Don't get me started on the useless information the "air quality sensor" gives.
HoneyJamToast11 h, 39 m ago

TL;DR: Horrific purchase. Competitors offer better solutions.I can't say …TL;DR: Horrific purchase. Competitors offer better solutions.I can't say this any clearer, AVOID Canary unless you like being shafted. Their bait and switch tactics shows contempt for their customers and deceptive advertising is a smear on their company.Reputation aside the product is inferior to other products. If you're looking for a subscription free model I'd recommend going with Arlo with their free 7 days with up to 1 GB of motion activated clips. Canary offer 24 hours of 30 second motion limited clips and withhold basic functionality such as 2 way talk and view from a desktop browser behind their paywall. The only thing this has going for it is a 90 dB siren which must be manually activated. Don't get me started on the useless information the "air quality sensor" gives.


Canary vs Arlo is not a fair comparison. For starters, Arlo is twice the price for a single camera setup, and both units have features that the other doesn't. I get that early adopters will be angry where they bought the hardware for features that no longer exist on Canary for free, but I doubt they are the first or last company to offer a free service only to realise they couldn't afford to keep it free. Netgear nor any other company are obliged to keep their free services free forever. My point is that history aside, the current hardware and free service offering are decent value at this price point. I'm always open to hearing about alternatives though, so keep them coming.
Edited by: "Zero_Zuul" 15th Mar
Expired. Price back up to £129.
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