The Future of Home Security

If there’s one thing that we all want to protect, it’s our home. Once upon a time the only way we could do this was to ensure that everything was locked. And that our locks were sturdy. But as technology advanced we installed alarms, CCTV and motion sensors to our homes, making them even more secure.

Recently though, there haven’t been as many leaps in home security. No game changers. Nothing that allows us to completely monitor our home – something you’d think would be widely popular by now.

There is however, a product in the pipeline that could enable us to do this. It’s called Canary.

Canary is a cylindrical tube made up of a whole host of different bits of tech. Each of these tech bits are designed to monitor your home. It includes:

  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Motion Detector
  • WI-FI
  • A HD camera with nightvision
  • Microphone
  • Siren
  • And more

All of these things monitor your home and if it detects something out of the ordinary, it’ll let you know. For example – if you’re at the office knuckling down to work, and Canary detects a spike in temperature, it’ll let you know via your smartphone. From there you can jump into a live feed of your home using Canary’s camera and your smartphone allowing you to see if everything is okay.

It’s ideal for everything security – from keeping an eye on your pet to staying on the lookout for burglars.

It doesn’t require any tech savvy set up either. It’s just a matter of placing it in a room, plugging in and connecting. From there it learns your habits, so it can better detect anomalies.

One of my main worries about this though is when it wrongly detects something different. The temperature spikes for example. Many people live in areas where temperature isn’t really a constant. I don’t want to be continuously wrongly notified of a temperature spike in my home. If it can truly learn from its surroundings though, this won’t be a problem.

It hasn’t been rolled out just yet, but it’s expected to retail at $200. That’s just €145.41. A home security system for anyone.

Would you implement this device in your home? Or does the standard key and lock work just fine for you?

Let us know!