Canary can use your phone’s location to automatically switch between Home, Away, and Private modes when you arrive or leave your home. By default, your Home mode preferences are always set to private. When your device is set to private, the camera and microphone are completely off. To Watch Live, Canary needs to be in a mode that's setup to record video.
Note: To learn more about Auto-mode switching, visit Auto-mode switching overview
To enable Watch Live, you may need to:
- Manually switch to away mode.
- Manually toggle the Set to private setting.
- Customize home or night mode to record video.
To manually switch the modes of a Canary device:
To customize home or night mode to record video:
Note: Recording and alerting in home and night modes is restricted to Canary Members. To learn more about Canary Membership, visit canary.is/membership/.
Note: For more information about modes, visit About Modes.