The connected security camera space has changed a lot since Canary launched its first camera back in 2013.
In the meantime, the company’s come out with a sleeker, outdoor model and made some changes (for better and worse) to its software offering, but its core product hasn’t really changed all that much.
Announced today at CES, the View is pretty much in line with that original offering.
It even looks like the first Canary product (albeit a bit smaller).
Really, the device is less of an evolution than it is an additional SKU for the company’s catalogue, dropping a few features in order to keep the pricing below $100 — half the price of the originals first price point (though that’s since been dropped down to $179).
It’s not an exciting product, but it’s a smart move on Canary’s part.