Canary Flex Wireless Dual Band Camera

Canary all-in-one home security device is successful in the market which is designed for indoor, a security camera with home-health technology. Canary Flex is the new model which is designed for either indoor or outdoor with weatherproof housing.

In this article

  • Canary Flex
  • Canary vs Arlo vs Nest
  • Comparison table

What this product does

Like its original model, Canary is not just a camera to view. It comes with a smarter technology to adapt in providing a more intelligent and personalized experience. That’s what canary ad is.




 
Canary Flex is designed with HD 1080p resolution, the same resolution as its original Canary model. With the same 1080p resolution, it is expected to compete with most popular Nest Cam outdoor and Arlo wireless outdoor security camera.

Vs Original Canary

Original Canary is specifically designed for indoor like those competing products such as Amcrest and Vimtag and Arlo Q while Canary Flex is designed something different to support outdoor placement with weatherproof housing. What are the differences between original Canary with new Canary Flex?

Camera resolution

As mentioned above that the new Canary is designed with the same resolution as the original Canary (1080p). The field of view angle is different, Canary Flex is not as wide as the original version. Canary indoor with 147 degree viewing angle assures covering wide area to view, your living room, nursery and kitchen. Canary Flex with outdoor placement is ideal for covering the front porch.

However for businesses that requires larger area to cover and much more detail of the image quality you need high quality outdoor PTZ camera such as Sunba and GW Security auto tracking camera. With PTZ camera you can control the camera to cover endless 360 degree viewing angle horizontally and some PTZ camera with auto tracking feature allows you track and follow the object such as human or vehicle until it disappears out of the camera view. Canary Flex comes with magnetic swivel base to allow you twist in any direction you want, adjust the angle to fit the best viewing angle possible.

Audio

Unlike Canary indoor model which is designed with only one way audio with high quality Microphone, the Canary Flex is designed with two way audio with integrated Microphone and speaker but siren is not available like original Canary.

Canary Flex outdoor camera

Canary Flex outdoor camera

Wifi

Most new models of high end wireless N-based routers and off course new generation of wireless AC-based routers, they are engineered with dual band wifi technology to work in both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band simultaneously. Canary Flex is equipped with dual band wifi adapter to allow you connect to high speed dual band wireless network in homes. New models of wireless camera now come with dual band support such as new Amcrest IP3M-941 wireless camera with 2K resolution, and bullet model Reolink 4MP wireless outdoor camera.

Wifi connection is ideal for hassle free installing camera for home users. For businesses, most cameras are POE support such as Lorex and Amcrest 2K POE camera for reliable connection to the POE switch or NVR system with built-in POE switch such as LaView 16 channel NVR system with built-in 16-port POE switch.

Canary Flex with dual band support is ideal for today’s dual band wifi network.

Main features

For a nutshell, Canary Flex is highlighted with the following main features:

  • HD resolution with 1080p image sensor
  • 116 degree viewing angle
  • High quality night vision
  • Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker
  • Built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band wifi adapter
  • Plugged in or rechargeable 6700mAh Lithium-Ion battery
  • IP66 weatherproof housing

Take a look at the following comparison table to help you understand what are the differences between the two models.

Table 1 Canary Vs Canary Flex

  Canary flex Canary indoor
Resolution 1080p 1080p
Viewing angle 116 degree 147 degree wide angle lens
Night vision High quality automatic night vision automatic night vision
Audio Two way audio with built-in high quality microphone and speaker High-quality microphone

90+ dB siren

Connection Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth low energy (BLE)

Single band 802.11b/g/n

Ethernet Port

Bluetooth low energy (BLE)

Power Plugged in or rechargeable 6700mAh Lithium-ion battery Plugged in 100-240v power supply
Weatherproof Yes No
Price $199.99 $174.00

 

Comparison

The Canary Flex is not the only outdoor wireless home camera, you can find lots of wireless home outdoor cameras such as most popular Arlo by Netgear and Nest Cam outdoor. Arlo is a wired free wireless outdoor camera powered by battery. Nest Cam outdoor is also popular following its success with the indoor model. How they are compared with Canary Flex?

The easiest way to learn the differences among the three models, the following two tables show you spec comparison between Canary Flex and Arlo presented in table 2, and spec comparison table between Canary Flex and Nest Cam is presented in table 3.

nest-cam-outdoor

Nest Cam Wireless Outdoor

Resolution

Nest Cam outdoor and Canary Flex offer the highest resolution camera (1080p) compared with competing product Arlo which is only 720p resolution. If 1080p is not enough for businesses, you may consider Lorex LNB4321 bulet model camera with color night vision. This camera offers you high resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels, 2K resolution with color night vision instead of black and white video recording in ambient light.

Audio

Two way audio is more flexible to allow you talk and listen in two directions. Both Canary and Nest Cam offer you two way audio but Arlo doesn’t. You can use your mobile devices either Android or iOS to view and talk in two way directions with free apps.

Wifi

Canary Flex is ready with dual band environment, it comes with built-in dual band 802.11a/b/g/n adapter to allow the camera connect to latest models of wireless AC routers with dual band support. Connecting to cleaner 5Ghz band is ideal for video and audio instead of connecting to more crowded 2.4Ghz band.

Table 2 Canary Flex Vs Arlo

  Canary flex Arlo
Resolution 1080p HD 720p
Viewing angle 116 degree 110 degree wide angle lens
Night vision High quality automatic night vision automatic night vision with 850nm LEDs

range up to 25 ft.

Audio Two way audio with built-in high quality microphone and speaker N/A
Connection Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth low energy (BLE)

Single band 802.11b/g/n

 

Power Plugged in or rechargeable 6700mAh Lithium-ion battery Four (4) Lithium CR123 battery
Weatherproof Yes Yes
Price $199.99 $143.00

 

Table 3 Canary Flex Vs Nest Cam

  Canary flex Nest Cam Outdoor
Resolution 1080p HD 1080p
Viewing angle 116 degree 130 degree wide angle lens
Night vision High quality automatic night vision automatic night vision

8 IR LEDs

Audio Two way audio with built-in high quality microphone and speaker Two way audio
Connection Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth low energy (BLE)

Single band 802.11b/g/n

 

Power Plugged in or rechargeable 6700mAh Lithium-ion battery Plugged in power supply
Weatherproof Yes Yes
Price $199.99 $180.00

 

All of the three products, Canary, Arlo and Nest Cam are wireless outdoor camera with weatherproof housing.

For cube model, you may consider Hikvison 3MP cube camera with 3MP @20 fps. Or you may consider Geovision 360 fish eye model camera with 180 / 360 degree panorama view.




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