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Canary partners with Noonlight to introduce Safety Button [Updated]

Canary is known for its popular smart home security cameras, but it's now adding a new feature to its app that'll help keep you safe when out and about, too. It's joining forces with Noonlight, a service that integrates with other connected platforms such as Google Home, IFTTT, and Alexa to trigger emergency responses when you're in danger.

With help from Noonlight, Canary is adding a Safety Button to its app that can immediately share your GPS location and personal details with first responders.

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[Update: Final day, closing in on $3 million] The Eufy EverCam wireless security camera promises a year of battery life, and is now funded on Kickstarter

Most home security cameras need to be plugged into power, but there are a few that made do with batteries. Even the best wireless cameras currently on the market need a recharge every couple months, but Eufy (an Anker company) has an alternative. The EverCam has a humongous battery that offers a full year of operation on a charge. You can't get one yet, but you can join the Kickstarter.

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[Deal Alert] Get $30-50 off Nest cameras on the Google Store

Nest makes some truly excellent security cameras, but they're not cheap. Today, they're at least a little cheaper on the Google Store. The Nest Cam IQ, IQ Outdoor, Cam Outdoor, and indoor camera are all on sale for the next ten days.

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You can finally add enhanced 'Arlo Smart' features to your Arlo cameras starting today

Netgear's Arlo cameras have traditionally lacked some features that you get with competing wired cameras. The completely wireless nature of Arlo cameras makes things like person detection tricky, but Netgear announced it was working on that and more last summer. The "Arlo Smart" add-on service has been in beta testing for months, but now it's finally rolling out to customers. Not only do you get person detection but activity zones, rich notifications, and more.

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Netgear asks Arlo customers to change passwords in light of security threat

If you own an Arlo security camera, listen up: Netgear is asking its Arlo customers to change their passwords after observing suspicious activity involving attackers trying to get access to user accounts. The forum post notes that Arlo has no evidence of a security breach of its own systems.

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Nest app adds 'Sightline' video history scrubbing in landscape orientation

The apps for home security cameras and smart home devices are usually rough around the edges. While the Nest app isn't perfect, it's better than most of the competition by a wide margin. The way you can scan through your video timeline is especially good. Today, it's getting better still with support for timeline scrubbing in landscape view.

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[Deal Alert] Arlo Pro 2 6-pack down to $899 on Amazon ($201 off)

Amazon is running a good sale on the Arlo Pro 2 6-pack. Seven pieces with the siren, this bundle is great if you're looking to cover a wide area with cameras, like an office building or whatnot. At $899, Amazon is taking $201 off the $1,099.99 MSRP, meaning that each camera comes out to about $150, which is a great deal for the Arlo Pro 2.

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[Deal Alert] Arlo Pro 3-pack at all-time low of $400 on Amazon ($180 off)

Wireless home security is a neat market, with plenty of offerings from many good companies. There's a nice deal on one of the more popular options, Netgear's Arlo brand. The Pro 3-pack is currently on sale for $399.99, an all-time low. This means that you'll save $180 on the bundle, which is nothing to scoff at.

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Reolink Go is a weatherproof LTE-equipped security camera on Indiegogo

Sometimes it can be hard to get excited about all the smart home gadgets out there. Almost every company seems to have a wireless security camera (just give a search on Amazon), but every once in a while we see something that's actually sort of cool or unique. Today it's the Reolink Go that's caught our eye. It's a 4G LTE security camera with a weatherproof design, rechargeable battery, and optional solar panel. It's currently available for pre-purchase at a promotional price via an Indiegogo campaign, which has already met its funding goal with one month remaining. 

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[Deal Alert] Nest Cam IQ on sale at Woot for $199.99 ($100 off) or $339.99 for a 2-pack ($160 off)

Nest launched the Cam IQ last year as its first device with facial recognition, and over time, it's gotten more features like Google Assistant integration. It's a great camera, but the $300 asking price is steep. You can, however, get a solid discount today on Woot. You can save $100 or more, and the camera isn't even a refurb.

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