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Canary home security - Amazon Prime day deal £85.49
Canary home security - Amazon Prime day deal £85.49

Canary home security - Amazon Prime day deal £85.49

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Prime day deal, usually 150, dropped to 120 a few weeks back, now just over £85

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What an interesting device...

Great price. Had mine for over a year now, highly recommended

Just be aware of the subscription fee to Canary...

The_Hoff9 m ago

Just be aware of the subscription fee to Canary...

Was just reading the description, doesn't look like there are any fees?

"No contracts or required monthly fees.
Canary works right out of the box and includes 12 hours of free cloud storage without any contracts or required monthly fees. Optional Premium plans provide extended storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems."

Edited by: "te721" 11th Jul

61 x 1 star reviews

Recent reviews are not good

youcantbeserious22 m ago

61 x 1 star reviews


And 209 5 star to balance things up a bit

wolvesinwales2 m ago

And 209 5 star to balance things up a bit

Still not a good ratio.

I've got two of these, they really are good. Subscription fees only for the advanced service which keeps recordings longer than 24 hours (edit: other posts say 12 hrs, it's been enough time for me to review alerts and save them if I want)

I don't think it's needed, you can download any clips and save them / store them / email them etc.
Edited by: "thedon" 11th Jul

te721

Was just reading the description, doesn't look like there are any fees? … Was just reading the description, doesn't look like there are any fees? "No contracts or required monthly fees.Canary works right out of the box and includes 12 hours of free cloud storage without any contracts or required monthly fees. Optional Premium plans provide extended storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems."



You just said it, 12 hours free cloud storage, what do you think happens when this time depletes?

sinxa

You just said it, 12 hours free cloud storage, what do you think happens … You just said it, 12 hours free cloud storage, what do you think happens when this time depletes?


It is now 24 hours free storage. I have it. Works well. Does exactly what I need it to - alerts me if anything is in my house when I am not. I even get notifications with pictures on my Apple Watch (mostly of my cats wandering past the camera)

I’ve got one. These are the main problems I’ve experienced:
- we have two registered users. It only records movement if it thinks both of us are out of the house. Unfortunately it often doesn’t detect both of us have left the house so ignores any movement. This can often go on as long as 12 hours.
- it often loses connection (you receive a notification that it’s gone offline). This is despite it being directly connected to Ethernet (had same problem with Wi-fi) and no other devices experiencing the same connectivity issue

If you don’t pay the subscription then you can only view the last 24 hours of movement (provided registered users aren’t home). They often sent half price subscription offers, so if you want to pay for the 30 day history then wait for an offer email.

sinxa8 m ago

You just said it, 12 hours free cloud storage, what do you think happens …You just said it, 12 hours free cloud storage, what do you think happens when this time depletes?

Well clearly it's going to overwrite....

I'm sure there are other ways to store video other then their cloud, why should they give you unlimited cloud for free, if you want more space, it's a choice not essential to using the product. So they are not lying there are no fees.

Also take a look at the cocoon which is also a prime day deal. Personally would go for this even though it’s a bit more expensive! Very cool tech in it too.

Thanks op
Will have yo read some reviews

can you download the past recordings of the 24hrs?

Can this be put on a window cill to watch my car at night ?

monkeydribble

Still not a good ratio.


Yep if there is such a high amount of 1 stars there does seem to be a problem.

I have two. Yes 24 hrs storage is more than enough. You can bookmark videos so they don't get deleted too. You can also download before it gets deleted.

ukmonkey49 m ago

Can this be put on a window cill to watch my car at night ?



Yes BUT there are infrared LEDs at night which I am sure will reflect back on the window so the picture won't be any good. Really you need an outdoor camera.


Thanks op. Ordered one.

Was looking for guardzilla but went for this one.

This thing is brilliant, gives you peace of mind when away from home. Works well if you have a house alarm that doesn't come with a cam.
Wait a while after buying and canary will offer hall price year which I snapped up £39 for the year 356 recording videos held for 30 days.

I saw this in my local John Lewis a few weeks back for £120 (if memory serves), I almost pulled the trigger, I'm glad I waited.

Heat.

Is this 12 hours of recordings, or recordings made in the past 12 hours? The former is great, the latter not so.

Bought a couple. Ideally there would be a hack/jailbreak to add other cloud providers. I'll be trying to automatically download the videos each day on my pc. I hope this will be straight forward maybe VBscript running from windows scheduler.

My budgie doesn't feel insecure

Gareth79

Is this 12 hours of recordings, or recordings made in the past 12 hours? … Is this 12 hours of recordings, or recordings made in the past 12 hours? The former is great, the latter not so.


I believe it's up to 5 recordings made in the past 24hrs

ukmonkey

Can this be put on a window cill to watch my car at night ?



Only if you're not in the house at the same time... You might want to read the description of what this actually is first.

CABellamy

Only if you're not in the house at the same time... You might want to … Only if you're not in the house at the same time... You might want to read the description of what this actually is first.

Okay Sir.. my bad

A little info....
I have a different camera which records to SIM card. These cameras are pretty good and with this one it records to a cloud service which is better. In my case if somebody was to steal my camera I would not be able to access the sim, I have been thinking of getting a dvr to record everything.
Probably obvious info tosome but maybe not all.

Price £156 now ???

Original Poster

Stock for deal of the day must have finished for the black one, white one is still £85
Edited by: "jayse267" 11th Jul

CABellamy1 h, 17 m ago

Only if you're not in the house at the same time... You might want to read …Only if you're not in the house at the same time... You might want to read the description of what this actually is first.


No it can record all the time. You can tell it though to only record when you're away or at night time. I leave mine recording all the time. The only thing I tell it do when were all out is to send me notifications of movement.

When ordered it was showing prime next day delivery. Now in orders it shows delivery on Thursday.

Having owned 2 of these for the past half year to clarify some of the questions above:
BEFORE YOU BUY: For the love of Mary please, please check your WiFi upload speeds can handle this system otherwise you won't be getting the maximum (If any) use from the Canary!
Free 24 hours of retained recordings when movement is detected only (I.e. Unlike those familiar with the Nest Aware subscription, the Canary will not continuously record video for you to later view and scroll through. Recordings are made only when motion is detected by the camera)
This free 24 hours can be split between 4 devices maximum (E.g. If you have 1 Canary it'll be 24 hour retention of recorded clips, 2 Canary's you'll get 12 hours & etc.)
There is no limit to the number of recordings you can download & you can bookmark recordings to keep them permanently displayed in the app as long as you get to them within the time period before they're deleted
You can purchase 30 days of storage from Canary instead of the free 24 hours they provide but it's pricey and not worth it in my opinion, currently £12.99 for two devices per month [They will send you offers on occasion so hold out for these if you want extra storage)
This is not suitable to be pointed out of a window to view outside. As mentioned by another HUKD member the infrared LED's will reflect and dazzle the camera view
Whilst this home security system doesn't continuously record you can view live-feed wherever you are 24/7
You can manually turn the cameras off & on - Another user talks about leaving their home and waiting for their Canary to register this to begin looking for movement (This is called geofencing) but this is an optional feature.

Note when people refer to 12 hour recordings and maximum limits of downloading/bookmarking clips this has now changed to the above

I've bought myself 2 more and this deal deserves so much heat. Cheapest I've ever seen it was for £110 this New Years on Amazon. Thanks for letting us know OP!

Edit: Formatting

Edited by: "HoneyJamToast" 11th Jul

monkeydribble

can you download the past recordings of the 24hrs?


Yes. You can download them, copy them, play them in other video player apps, keep them as long as you like once downloaded....

ukmonkey

Can this be put on a window cill to watch my car at night ?


Not recommended - the camera uses Infra Red to "see" at night, this just reflects off the glass, or shiny objects, or something like white paper if stood too close to it (eg, we get "glare" from a kitchen roll if it's been left stood on it's end alongside the camera). They make a different waterproof camera for outdoors.

Also, whilst I think of it, don't get a silver coloured one, these were the first version and don't have Bluetooth - so are a pain to set-up.

Can't decide between this one or the cocoon... decisions decisions...

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