About us.

We're on a mission.

Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure, and security comes from having the information you want when you want it. It’s the guiding principle behind our work, and reinforces our belief that the best technology makes you smarter, puts you in control, and gives you access to the information you need. That’s why we’re dedicated to developing easy-to-use technology that protects, empowers, and has a meaningful impact on people, families, and their communities.

As a company, we are unified by three core values:

Information for everyone
Make the world a smaller place
Create lasting impact

We want to make the world a safer place by giving people the information they need to make smart decisions when something is wrong, and helping them feel connected when everything is right.

Meet the founders.
Adam Sager
Adam Sager

Adam is a Founder and CEO of Canary. He previously built security programs for fortune 500 companies and founded a national nonprofit in the security sector.

Chris Rill
Chris Rill

Chris is a Founder and CTO of Canary. He formerly built embedded systems and software for the US military and co-founded travel startup Farehelper.

Jon Troutman
Jon Troutman

Jon is a Founder and Chief Design Officer of Canary. He is also founder of Designer’s Debate Club and former product designer at General Assembly.

Join our team.

Headquartered in NYC, our team is comprised of experts in the fields of product design, engineering, computer vision, machine learning, security, and more. Want to join us?

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How Canary started.

Chris came home from vacation and found his front door was gone. In its place was a piece of plywood with a business card stapled to it from the local police department. Chris, an embedded software and hardware systems expert, started building his own security system the next day.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Adam walked up to his front door with a sense of unease. He had been away on vacation for the past week, and it occurred to him that he had no idea what had happened in his apartment while he was gone. He went to look for a security system that was simple to set up and didn’t cost a fortune. After realizing there were no options available, he decided to create an innovative solution that prioritized simplicity, intelligence, and affordability. He shared the vision with Chris and Jon, and Canary was born.


When we launched.

In July of 2013, Canary launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. It quickly became the most successfully funded project in Indiegogo history; within a month Canary pre-sold 10,000 devices to people in 78 countries. The overwhelming success of this campaign proved that Canary is a product people need and want all over the world.