Canary is a simply brilliant way to help people
continue to live in their own homes for longer
We believe that home is where the heart is and for many
older people, staying in their own home makes them happy...
...but that doesn’t stop you from worrying.
If you find yourself thinking...
“My Aunt desperately
wants to carry on living
in her own home but I’m
“I can’t be with him 24
hours a day and my Father-
in-law doesn’t want me to
be… but is he ok?”
Canary can provide you with round the clock
reassurance and peace of mind whilst allowing your
relative to stay in the home they love.
How will Canary help?
Discreet sensors are placed in the rooms that your parent uses most often. These sensors monitor movement, temperature and visitors. You are then able to see via your computer or phone if everything is as it should be. Canary is designed to not be intrusive and has no cameras or microphones.
Check, for example, if your loved one:
- is safely out of bed and has visited the bathroom at the usual time.
- has visited the kitchen for breakfast, lunch and at other mealtimes.
- goes off to bed at their usual time.
Check for example:
- If the house is warm enough…but not too hot.
- The heating is coming on often enough.
- Each room is the temperature you would like it to be.
The Canary Visitor Card enables you to:
- check if a visitor, eg: the cleaner or a carer, has been as expected.
- plan when you visit to coincide, or not, with others.
- see if your relative has had much company that day.
Canary will text or email you if anything out of the ordinary occurs so
that you can check with your parent that everything is ok.
Simply login on your mobile, desktop
or tablet to check everything is ok
What do people say about Canary?
“Canary is wonderful for my father-in-law…it allows us to keep an eye on him without disturbing him all the time and it can give us real peace of mind”
“I’m surprised at just how reassuring it is to have Canary in my home. Far from being intrusive, I feel that Canary allows me to get on with my life but it’s good to know that my son will be alerted if anything out of the ordinary occurs”
“Living at home means everything to me.
I want to stay close to my friends and be part of the community. Having Canary means that my daughter knows that I’m ok and we can both carry on living the lives we love”
“As an occupational therapist, I look for ways to empower clients and to regain or maintain their independence wherever I can. Canary can offer a product which is much more than just a monitoring system, as it can allow elderly people to stay in their own home; reassure caring friends and family that their loved one is mobile, comfortable and functioning; and ensure that the most appropriate level of care is given by services, which can be targeted at the specific areas of need. Risk is an inevitable part of life, but this system can help elderly people live much more safely in their own homes, with it.”
“It’s given me plus mum a sense of security, she knows should she have a fall I would notice as I’m checking in 2-3 times per day. I use Canary to check first thing in the morning and at teatime – just to see that everything’s ok. It’s easy to use and it gives peace of mind without being intrusive to my Mum. It’s really easy to set up and the sensors are really discreet”
“We have benefited greatly from using Canary with my grandfather. It is a quick and easy way of finding out that he is ok and up in the morning. It has given us insight into what his regular patterns and routines are and if we notice something is out of the ordinary with his routine, it is usually because something is wrong. We as a family live between 45 minute and 6 hour drive away so this gives us peace of mind that he is ok from a distance particularly if we can’t reach him by phone. It has prevented many unnecessary worry and car journeys as before this is what we would have to do of he did not answer his phone to ensure he was ok, as there was no other way to check. The temperature function is also really helpful as alerted us that his heating was broken – otherwise we would not have known without visiting.
I could not recommend this product more highly. It is such a helpful system for all the family and helps reassure us on a daily basis. Phone calls are now more about a nice conversation and catch up rather than checking in to see is ok and worry if he doesn’t answer the phone”
“My grandmother’s mentally astute but physically frail, Canary allows us to check that she is moving safely and normally around her home. We still call and drop in regularly but no longer feel that we have to make those intrusive daily phone calls just to check that she is safe. She wants to live alone and look after herself and Canary offers the perfect compromise between peace of mind for us and the cost and disruption of daily visits from a health visitor”
“I like it because I can monitor my Dad at all times of the day and know that he’s safe. I know what’s going on in his home, when care is being delivered – it gives me peace of mind”
“With Canary, families can see what’s going on, it removes the anxiety of not knowing. It also gives them confidence that home care is being delivered correctly.”
“Canary has been very helpful, it has provided me with reassurance about my aunt; I live two hours away from her, so getting there and back is a day trip. Canary lets me see when and how often she has moved around her home. We had some concerns over how her care was being delivered, Canary allows us to know when the carers have been in and when they haven’t”
How Canary works
Canary monitors many normal daily activities, using discreet sensors that are placed around the home, to check everything is as it should be. It does not use cameras so no-one can be seen.
Click the play button to watch a short video on how Canary works.
Setting up Canary
- Canary has been designed to be very easy to install without any professional help.
- You don’t need a phone line or broadband.
- The sensors are wireless and can be stuck to the wall using contact strips provided.
- Go to the Canary website and be guided through the simple registration process.
- You will be asked to input when and how you would like to receive alerts. For example, you could be informed via text or email if your relative has not been to the bathroom by 10am or has not been in the living room by 1pm.
- Over time, you will understand your relative's routine better so may wish to change when you receive alerts. Alerts can be changed at any time.
See at a glance if everything is as it should be
You can login to your own Canary page from your computer, tablet or phone.
Here you can see at a glance which rooms your relative has been into and if their daily routine is what you would expect.
You can also check the temperature of their home throughout the day and if a visitor has been and be quickly reassured that everything is as it should be.
Canary will text and email you if anything out of the ordinary occurs.
Each Canary package contains:
- 4 sensors that monitor movement and temperature
- Power supply
- Contact strips to fix the sensors
- Batteries for each sensor
- Visitor card
Canary is available to rent or buy.
To buy Canary costs £270 for the Canary package (see above for details on what the package includes) plus £15 a month for the monitoring service.
To rent Canary costs £36 per month for the monitoring service plus a £100 refundable deposit (if returned in original packaging and in resaleable condition )
All costs include VAT. If the person you will be monitoring is chronically sick or disabled, they may be eligible for VAT relief. You can check if your relative is eligible on the HMRC website. You’ll just need to complete a short declaration form when you order Canary.
Still not sure?
Either give us a call on 01865 408366 during office hours and we will try to answer your questions or try Canary risk free with our no-quibble, money back guarantee
We are confident that Canary can make a real difference to you and your family.
If, however, you decide that Canary is not right for you, return it to us in its original packaging within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.