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 Do not record.
When Watch Live is off on your device or if your location 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 location to private setting off.
- Customize Home or Night mode to record video.
- Customize Home mode to make Watch Live available.
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/.
Customize Home mode to make Watch Live available:
Note: For more information about modes, visit About Modes.