The camera and set up works fine but I have emailed canary multiple times about their Geofence system for auto mode switching. It basically doesn't work and when I enter my postcode, it logs me over a mile away. Then in their last update they made a custom notification noise and nothing on the more serious issues
I have 2 canaries in different houses, both work great. You don't need a monthly sub, the extra features are nice but rly you just need it as a nanny cam. Note: even with monthly sub, this is NOT q substitute for ADT or similar (dispatch service). App works great, as advertised.
I was very happy with this app until the last two updates. I am now unable to zoom and move the picture. The buttons are higher in landscape mode and cannot be switched off making it easy to hit them by mistake. Update I have just received an android update and the app is now working ok. Buttons go and I can zoom and move.
I used to think this product was outstanding. Now, I'd consider it worse than awful. It's frustrating. For the past SEVERAL MONTHS it has not been able to detect when I arrive or leave, rendering the device practically useless for me. I've strongly considered stopping use of my Canary altogether. As an Indiegogo backer and membership holder, I am EXTREMELY disappointed.
Zooming and panning function has changed in recent versions and it is hard to see small details... please fix panning when zoomed! Status site is not warning of maintenance... device has been rebooting all day.. still unable to view it. Sad... this gizmo seemed so promising!
Geofencing doesn't work so now it's just a creepy way to spy on family members. Also, the new person detection feature means you can't use it as a nanny cam without getting a notification every 2 minutes, even at the lowest sensitivity setting
- Introducing Person Detection—Canary can distinguish between people and other motion in your home. Rolling out to all -
Canary devices with the v3.0.0 firmware update. This update does not require any action to be taken on your part.
- Introducing Presence notifications—you can now be notified when members come and go from your location.
- Motion notifications now include image previews.
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
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