Congratulations on acquiring your Canary! We'll have you up and running quickly with the steps shown below. To learn more about any step or feature try our help centre.


To setup your Canary, you'll need:

  • An Ethernet cable and network point.
  • A workstation (with Bluetooth) to configure the Canary.
  • IP information for your Canary's deployment, including a DNS server which can resolve public DNS.
  • Credentials for your hosted console.


Plug the Canary into the Network

Connect your Canary to your network with an Ethernet cable.

Step 1


Power up your Canary

Plug the USB power cable into any USB socket or 5 Volt, 2 Amp power adaptor.

Step 2


Wait for the blue status LED

As your Canary boots, the status LED will change colour. When it turns blue, it's waiting to be setup.

Step 3


Pair with your Canary over Bluetooth

Use your workstation's Bluetooth tool to discover and pair with the Canary Device. Connect to the Bluetooth network once paired.

If you pairing using a Windows machine, click here.

Step 4


Surf to your Canary

In your browser login to your Canary console.

In another tab surf to http://setup.canary.tools.

If your browser cannot contact the site, click here.

Step 5


Configure the Canary

Give your Canary a name and record where it'll be installed, configure its IP settings (either static or DHCP), select a device personality and Save.

For more configuration options, click here.

Step 6


Smile! You're almost there!
Step 7


Register your Canary

Your configured canary now needs to register itself with your console. Open another browser tab to your console and login. This will allow the canary to register automatically.

If automatic registration fails, click here for information about offline registration.

Step 8


Approve the Canary registration

In your hosted console, you'll get a popup notification with the details of your newly registered Canary. Carefully verify the details and approve the registration.

Step 9


Deploy into production

With your Canary setup, move it to its production environment and power it up. When the status LED goes Green, the Canary is live.

Step 10