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What are Canary's modes?
You can set Canary to one of three modes: Away, Home, and Night. You can also customize your Canary to switch between these modes automatically when members leave or arrive home, or you can manually select them from the Canary app’s Home Screen.
- Away mode: When all members are away, Canary monitors your home for activity and sends you a push notification when it detects movement.
- Home mode: When at least one member is home, you can customize Canary to send you notifications when it detects activity, record activity without sending motion-activated notifications, or disable recording entirely.
- Night mode: You can set a schedule for when you want your Canary to monitor your home for activity with or without sending you motion-activated notifications. Alternatively, you can schedule your Canary to be set to private.
- Privacy: For additional privacy while at least one member is home you can stop your Canary from recording motion.
Note: Recording and alerting in home and night modes is restricted to Canary Members. Night mode will be available to all users in early December. To learn more about Canary Membership, visit canary.is/membership/.
How do I customize modes?
If you’re on the free plan, your location will automatically be set to “Don’t record video” when at least one member is home. Even though video won’t be recorded, you can choose to watch live by toggling "Watch Live available." If you’d like to customize individual devices to record video and send notifications in home and night modes, please upgrade to Canary Membership. Learn more at canary.is/membership/.
Step 1: Go to your Mode Settings
Note: If you would like Canary to automatically switch modes when other members leave and arrive home, make sure Auto-mode switching is enabled. For more information, visit Automatic mode-switching.
Step 2: Select the mode you want to customize
If you have more than one Canary device, you can customize mode settings to apply to an entire location, or customize each individual Canary separately.
Step 3: Customize home mode
You can also choose whether or not to enable motion notifications if you decide to have Canary record video while in home mode.
Tap the back arrow to save your changes.
Step 4: Customize Night mode
Important: Your Canary will only switch to Night mode if someone is home.
You can configure Canary to record video or don’t record video when any one member is home using a Night mode schedule If you elect to disable video recording you can still make Watch Live available.
You can also choose whether or not to enable motion notifications if you decide to have Canary record video while in night mode.
Important: The hours you choose should be based off the timezone of the defined location address within the Canary app.
Note: Notifications will be silenced if your phone is set to Do Not Disturb.
How do I set my location to private?
|For additional privacy while at least one member is home you can stop your Canary from recording motion. Alternatively if you normally have your Canary set to record while you're at home and you want some privacy, you can use the privacy toggle to temporarily stop your Canary from recording motion.|