The Canary home security camera is an easy-to-use camera that connects directly to your Wi-Fi network (or over ethernet) and lets you see what’s going on while you’re away from home. Here’s how to set it up and get started with it.
While the Nest Cam is one of the most popular Wi-Fi cams available, the Canary is a popular option that comes with some pretty cool extra features—like temperature monitoring, or the ability to provide humidity and air quality levels in the room that it’s in. Plus, you can connect it via ethernet rather than Wi-Fi if you want.
To set up the Canary camera, you’ll first want to download the app to your iPhone or Android device. We’ll be doing this setup through the iPhone app, but the process is largely the same on both mobile platforms.
Open up the app and tap on “Get Started”.
Enter in your email address and create a password for your Canary account. Then hit “Next” in the top-right corner of the screen.
Tap on “Accept” to accept Canary’s terms and policies.
Next, Enter in your name and phone number, and then tap “Next”.
On the next screen, you’ll select whether or not you want the app to have access to your location, which allows it to automatically know if you’re home or away. Select either “Now Now” or “Allow” at the bottom.
However, either way you’ll need to let the app know where you live, so it’s just a matter of the app finding your location automatically or manually entering in your location details on the next screen.
After that, select either “Not Now” or “Allow” when it comes to receiving notifications.
Next, it’s time to set up your Canary camera. In the app, select…