Night mode is a schedule you can set to have Canary monitor for activity while you sleep with or without sending you motion-activated notifications.
This mode is also configurable on a per device basis with the same options as Home mode, but has the added ability to set a scheduled start and end time. This schedule applies to every day of the week.
Two important things to understand about night mode:
- Your Canary will only switch to night mode if someone is home.
- Notifications will be silenced if your phone is set to "Do not disturb".
Please note Night Mode is not the same as Night Vision, to find out about Night vision click here.
How can I customize night mode?
You can configure your Canary to record all motion, to record people only*, or to not record video when it enters Night mode.
You can also choose to receive notifications for all motion, people only*, or nothing if you decide to have Canary record video while in Night mode. To customize your Night mode settings, follow the steps below.
*Please note that Person detection is only available with Premium Service.
Go to your Mode Settings
- Tap the gear icon in the top right corner.
- Scroll down to Take Action and tap Manage my modes.
Tap night mode to customize your preferences.
If you have more than one Canary device, you can customize mode settings to apply to an entire location, or customize each individual device separately.
- Tap Set All Devices to customize the entire location
- Tap Set Each Device to customize each individual Canary
Tap Schedule night mode to choose what hours you would like Night mode to be enabled.
Important: The hours you choose should be based off the time zone of the defined location address within the Canary app.
Simply tap the back button once you have it set the way you would like, and the settings will automatically save.