Person Detection uses computer vision to detect people within your video. Through this feature, you can customize your notifications and decide whether you want to receive alerts for people only, or receive notifications for both general motion and people.
You can customize your notifications by navigating to the Motion notifications setting within the app. To receive notifications for all detected motion, set the slider to a more sensitive setting (4 or above).
If you wish to only receive notifications for people, set the slider to a less sensitive setting (3 or below). In this instance, you will receive fewer alerts as notifications will not be sent for videos in which people are not detected. Nevertheless, recordings of general motion will still be viewable on your timeline.
Note: If a person is detected and your device is recording and configured to send notifications in its current mode, you will always receive a notification, regardless of the setting on your sensitivity slider.
The yellow rectangle on the thumbnail of your timeline video represents where Canary's algorithms identified some type of movement triggered by a person, pet, or some other activity.
Person Detection is available for all users and for all Canary devices that are running firmware version 3.0.0 or above.
Why are my pets sometimes detected as people?
Person detection uses advanced computer vision algorithms to identify people in your video and send you alerts. Sometimes, pets are incorrectly detected as people (vice versa). We’re continually tuning our algorithms to improve Person Detection accuracy, reducing false alerts, while providing you with security you can trust.