Why Canary is the Best Home Security System for Tenants
Did you know the most common security mistake renters make is not setting up a security system? We know that there’s a lot to do when you move into a new rental: scheduling movers, unpacking, and setting up utilities, including a home security system.
Because we know you’re busy, we carefully researched home security companies so that you don’t have to. After careful consideration, we partnered with Canary to provide our tenants quick access to an industry-leading security system.
We’re proud to recommend Canary. Here’s why:
We Share Similar Values
Canary launched in July 2013 when two friends, Chris Rill and Adam Sager, realized there were no security systems that worked well for their modern lifestyles.
After launching a crowdfunding campaign, they quickly became the most successfully funded project on IndieGogo. They pre-sold 10,000 devices in 78 countries, proving they have a product that people need and want around the world.
Their beliefs are well-summarized here:
“Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure, and security comes from having the information you want when you want it. It’s the guiding principle behind our work, and reinforces our belief that the best technology makes you smarter, puts you in control, and gives you access to the information you need.”
At Rentalutions, we share a similar mission to provide information that landlords and tenants need, to provide technology that empowers you, and to make everything we build easy to use.
Canary and Rentalutions have partnered to provide renters the security and information they need to truly feel at home.
Canary is Perfect for Renters
There are several home security options to choose between, but they’re not all convenient for renters.
As a renter, you may have some constraints that make it hard to have a traditional security system. For example, you may not be allowed to drill holes in your walls, or you may have a hard time moving it in and out of different rentals. In fact, some companies charge a fee for reactivation and reinstalling equipment if you’re moving your security system to a new address.
Fortunately, Canary is a portable solution (no drilling into walls) and can move with you from one rental to the next at no extra charge.
Canary is Innovative
They have a few different products to choose between, which we’ll go over in detail here.
First, they have the Canary All-in-One security system. It has an HD camera that you can access from your smartphone, a siren you can turn on in case of an emergency, and it monitors your air quality.
To monitor your air quality they use HomeHealth Technology. It allows your Canary device to monitor the air quality, temperature, and humidity. It sends alerts directly to your phone if conditions become abnormal.
Second, they offer Canary Flex, their weatherproof security system, which can be used indoors or outdoors. It still has the same HD camera as the Canary; you can watch live anytime, anywhere.
Both products also allow you directly respond to an emergency by contacting your local first responders (police, fire and EMT) directly from the app.
You can also choose to buy a multipack if you’re interested in having more than one product on www.canary.is.
Canary is High Tech
Canary All-in-One and Canary Flex both offer you these amazing features:
HD camera with automatic night vision
Real time, intelligent alerts sent directly to your phone
Live and recorded video streamed right to your smartphone
Seamless device integration to your phone, Apple watch, computer, or tablet
Compatibility with iOS or Android
Auto modes: Canary automatically changes modes when you enter and leave your home; privacy mode is also available for when you don’t want the camera to record
90-decibel siren you can use for emergencies
Ability to call local emergency services directly from the app
You can also become a Canary Member (for $9.99/month) to get additional features, such as:
- Two-way Canary Talk – watch the video here
- Full video recordings with unlimited downloads and social shares
- Extended 30-day video history
- Desktop streaming
- Incident support, which helps you recover if you’ve had a recent break-in
All Canary devices come standard with core security features and a 24-hour video history timeline.
Canary is Affordable
Canary is $169.
And Canary Flex is $179.
You can also purchase a variety of multipacks if you’re interested in multiple devices.
Canary membership is $9.99 per month and provides you access to their best features: Two-way Canary Talk, desktop streaming, incident support services, and more.
Remember, you get a $20 discount for being referred by Rentalutions!
Not only can you get Canary for a discount, but if you own a Canary All-in-One, you are eligible for a discount on your renters insurance. Canary partnered with State Farm, Liberty Mutual, and Allstate. Please keep in mind this discount is only applicable if you have the Canary All-in-One, and not the Canary Flex.
Canary Has Unbeatable Customer Service
Customer support can make or break your experience with a company. Canary has unbeatable customer support. They have a help center, a community board, and you can easily reach out to their support team. They also have stellar user reviews on Google.
Customer feedback is important to them. They are there to help you every step of the way.
Canary is the perfect home security solution for renters. It can move with you every time you switch rentals, with no extra cost or installation effort. It’s affordable, high-quality, and comes with excellent support if you need it.
Also published on Medium.