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Canary: A Simple, Elegant Home Security System That Works With Your iPhone

From CultOfMac: Canary is a new product that calls itself “the world’s first smart home security device for everyone.”

The spherical piece of hardware is equipped with a HD camera, night vision, wide angle lens, microphone, speaker, siren, and infrared motion detector. It also has sensors for things like temperature, air quality, and humidity levels. Using your home Wi-Fi network, Canary beams all of its info to the iPhone app. The concept is great, and it looks beautifully executed.

Push notifications are sent to your iPhone when Canary senses something out of place, which cuts out the middleman that typically exists with most home security systems. You can remotely trigger the device’s siren to warn intruders if you so desire, or just surprise them with a visit from the cops.