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 2.16.4

- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
468 Ratings
468 Ratings

Okay, not horrible


Update: Still using our Canaries with no subscription; your mileage may vary but ours work just fine. I like the way it now puts a little square around where the motion is so I know it’s just the heater moving the curtains, or just the wind blowing the trees outside. When we have renters at our cabin it’s easy to take the indoor camera out while they’re there, put it back in when gone. We have Ring cameras on the outside that are permanently installed, no easy way to disconnect temporarily. Will continue to use our Canaries because for us they do exactly what is needed.

Previous post:

We have had our canaries for almost two years I think? Yes, we were extremely unhappy when they pulled the rug from under us and took away free features we used to have. They know it was a huge mistake...fortunately I now see 30 seconds of video when motion is triggered, for 24 hours, which is better than what I had before (it was 12 hours per device previously). This is free, no monthly charge. I don’t understand the reviews that say they are not recording videos when motion is triggered because mine do. Complain all you want but you won’t find a better deal with any other security camera. I’ll keep using my canaries (for live views and motion triggered notifications and videos) until this free service goes away. Then I’ll look into something like Nest, but hoping it won’t come to that.

Great Product became totally unreliable

Destino de Abril

I loved this product when I first got it, it runs very differently now. Not smooth even with a strong WiFi connection (I work in Rockefeller Plaza and have a wired connection at home, there should be no cannot connect you at this time message). Very slow to load, The red banner appears often, and they’ve constantly taken away features I took for granted to include in a membership. The membership does not improve the signal glitches. If you get this product now you will have to expect random connectivity issues every time you try to access your canary device. I bought this for security and do not feel secure. In fact, I bought this at first mainly to protect against home invasion but without subscription, recording is turned off when I am home. A robber can come into my apartment and beat me and my puppy to death, take everything, and Canary will not record a second of it anymore. I feel like I’m stuck with Canary until I can afford a new camera but if you are a prospective buyer looking for a reliable camera for peace of mind, go with Logitech and spare yourself of this company that had a great product and ruined it with their greed.

Rip off


Update: I don’t know how it could’ve gotten worse but it did. It took a very long time to set all the preferences to get it used to my dog, to get it used me, to get it use to my lights going on and off on a timer, and for some reason all of that is gone, I am getting constant notifications that someone is in my home, it’s causing way too much anxiety. it’s just not working at all it’s a complete waste of money.

I have been using Canary for a few years now. It’s extremely unfair and a rip off that I purchased this at full price and now I need to pay membership on top of it in order for it to do it’s job! This is a terrible Way to treat a loyal customer. There’s a lot less expensive device is out there on the market, for that sake I can just use my laptop, it would be more reliable. All canary is for me right now is a drain on my Wi-Fi and a paperweight.

Canary listen to your customers, the customers who got you Going in the first place. Allow us to use the device without a membership! you’re putting people at risk, you’re putting their belongings at risk, you’re putting their pets and children at risk.


Canary Connect Inc.
144.2 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 (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), 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.
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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