Canary, the US based startup has now launched a new all-weather security camera that aims to take on the likes of Nest Cam and Netgear Arlo. Dubbed the Canary Flex, the device is the first indoor and outdoor HD security camera that can be used wire-free or plugged in.
Canary claims that their engineers faced immense difficulty in designing an outdoor camera that’s not just weatherproof but can also swivel around for more accurate monitoring. Canary Flex makes use of a magnetic 360° swivel base that enables you to attach it to any flat surface, be it the outer wall of your house, staircase of your flat, inside your cupboard or even in your bedroom.
Canary Flex packs a dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi on the inside that’s capable of delivering a robust signal over a wide range of area. This essentially means that you aren’t required to install any other additional Hubs, which otherwise would have been a necessity for any other security camera. The rotating swivel security device comes with a HD camera that boasts of a 116-degree wide angle lens and a Motion detection sensor. This sensor comes in play by alerting you whenever it detects any motion in its surrounding. The rest of the sensors include a 3-axins acclerometer, Ambient Light and a PIR. That aside, the camera is capable of shooting in the dark thanks to its night vision lens.
The Canary Flex also boasts of a microphone and a two-way built-in speaker that helps you to communicate with the smart device. To power the device while on wireless mode is a 6700mAH Li-Ion battery, which according to Canary can last for quite some time. In terms of security the Canary Flex uses a dedicated encryption chip, AES 256-bit data encryption and an encrypted cloud storage for keeping your personal information secure.
The weatherproof security camera from Canary is now up for pre-orders in the US for a price of $199 (Rs 13,500 approx.) and comes with 1 year of manufacturer warranty. It’s however worth noting that the warranty won’t be eligible for devices that are bought from third party resellers.