Canary Flex devices have a rechargeable battery designed to last months on a single charge with normal usage.
How long the battery lasts depends on a number of factors, including Watch Live usage, how much motion activity is in the area, your Wi-Fi router/environment, the temperature, and placement of the device.
Motion detection and usage
Canary Flex uses the most energy when recording motion—the more activity it is detecting daily and the longer it is activated, the more battery it will use.
To reduce the frequency of recorded activity, configure your device to be set to private while in Home mode and turn on Auto-mode switching, especially if the device is indoors. You can customize Auto-mode switching in your Modes settings.
You can also control the recording range of your Canary Flex. Adjusting the range of your device can help conserve power, allowing your Canary Flex to record for even longer on a single battery charge.
To learn more about adjusting your PIR sensitivity, visit this article.
Canary Flex needs to be connected to the internet in order to record video. If the Wi-Fi signal is weak, it could cause your device do lose connection to the local network.
If your Canary intermittently disconnects from the internet, repeatedly searching for the network could shorten its battery life.
When operating unplugged, Canary Flex uses a low-power standby state. If the device loses its connection to our servers while unplugged, the device will attempt to re-establish the server connection less often than it does when plugged in - this is in order to preserve battery life.
To learn more about improving your Canary's connection, visit this article.
Canary Flex has an operating temperature range of -4° to 113 °F with deviations permitted to 122 °F. At temperatures below 40 °F (4.4 °C), the extended-life, rechargeable 6700 mAh lithium-ion battery is less effective at holding a charge and will also take longer to recharge.
Place your device to eliminate as much background activity as possible while still monitoring the desired area. If your device is operating in wire-free mode and constantly recording activity, the battery will drain faster.
Device placement is particularly important if the devices recording range is set to long range as the more background activity your device picks up the further it will reduce battery life.
Note: Canary Flex does not currently support video rotation, so you'll have to install it in such a way that the video is "right side up."
Let Canary Flex tell you when it needs to be charged. Keep an eye on your battery level right on the Home Screen of the Canary app, or enable battery notifications to be reminded when your device needs to be charged again.