Canary is home security made simple. The Canary app works with our security devices to connect your home to your phone, allowing you to view and protect those that matter most.

Monitor your home: Watch live or recorded HD videos day or night. Access Canary’s timeline for a living history of your home. Save and bookmark your favorite clips.

Intelligent notifications: When Canary identifies something out of the ordinary, you’ll get a notification with recorded HD video of the event, as well as the option to watch live.

Automatic arming: Canary changes modes when you come and go. No complicated keypads or codes to remember.

- Away
When all members are away Canary monitors for activity and sends notifications

- Home
When a member is home Canary is customizable. You can set notification and privacy preferences.

- Night
Schedule Canary to monitor for activity while you sleep.

- Privacy
Camera and microphone are completely off.

Emergency Options: Respond to incidents directly from the Canary app. Trigger the 90 decibel siren, or be connected directly to your home’s local emergency responders.

A healthier home: Canary’s HomeHealth Technology™ monitors indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity. It all adds up to a smarter and safer home.

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From time to time, the Canary auto-mode switching feature may briefly access your GPS in order to have high confidence in your location. Battery life is very important to us and we do many things to ensure we use it sparingly. Please be aware that continued use of GPS services running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 2.16.6

- Canary wishes you a happy and safe holiday season.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
75 Ratings
75 Ratings

From Great to HATE!

I will never pay for a subscription and the latest update just made it worse!! Horrible! I have turned off notifications because of all the unnecessary activation !

Brought back the 30sec video clip for the unsubscribed users..... I am totally underwhelmed and do not trust canary with my money if I was to subscribe. BUYER BEWARE!! Do NOT trust Canary.

The changes to the free subscription have just killed this great device. My advice with it is do not bother. I was going to buy the outdoor unit too. Selling it on EBay over the weekend. Please see my earlier review when I was happy.......:- Have been using the Canary for 5 months and so far pretty good. I am in the U.K. and have had no connection issues. Went on holiday and for a week and as I had 3G or wifi I could observe what was going on. There is a 12 sec delay but that's not a problem. The night mode is good, however if you have it facing the outside through a window you get a reflection from the glass so you can't see what's going on - it would be helpful to turn off the infrared lights, I could then install an infrared light outside to illuminate my garden. Still thinking about getting another device, however the stingy downloads on the unsubscribed do make me question whether I will.


Not Brilliant

I agree with other comments I have seen on the web about this device.

You cannot turn the infrared light off so it’s no good aiming the device outside through a window as the glare ruins the image. Installing lights outside helped. I actually emailed Canary about this and was told the device is for indoor use and the flex is for outside. What Canary are not taking into consideration is the outside unit isn’t wired so can be stolen easily. People want the device situated indoors but for monitoring outside.

Each ‘update’ reduces functionality so don’t bother. All Canary want is subscription as that is where they make money. Trust me I know as I work in this industry.

If you want a device to monitor outdoors from inside the house don’t bother with this one unless Canary improve the software and allow the lights to be turned off. I have had several potential customers emailing me asking if this is possible. Canary are losing customers because of this short sightedness.

If you want to monitor indoors and only see the last 24 hours of recording plus not have the ability to save to your own cloud account then this is fine. If you want to see more than 24 hours then cough up a monthly fee. I opted to pay a fee for a fitted security system.

One final note... there are systems that do all of this without subscription on the market. I am in the UK.



Great service with regular well tested software updates. It’s good to see that the company listens and reacts quickly to the customer base.
Especially on the latest update that allows for more control over the person and all notifications and this is a welcome software enhancement.
I have had this product since July 2016 and have progressively updated my home security by purchasing additional cameras along the way.
The microphone, person detection and air quality features are great. I don’t mind paying for a subscription service that delivers this quality product.
Also the display on each camera, recording, sound and playback is excellent.


Canary Connect Inc.
146.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French, German, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2014


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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