Canary: A home security system with a big drawback

The smart-home market is on fire these days, with countless innovative gadgets available. The category includes the "Internet of Things," automated-home products and DIY home security. Canary belongs to the last group. Originally an Indiegogo contender looking for $100,000, it eventually accrued 20 times that amount and started shipping to backers and to retail (namely, Best Buy) earlier this year.

Canary wants to be a disrupter, but as we'll see, it will have to fix a basic problem first.

Traditional home security systems can be expensive up-front and weigh users down with monthly subscription fees. They often require being wired into the home and are consequently not always friendly to apartment dwellers and home renters.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/canary-a-home-security-system-with-a-big-drawback/

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