My daughters have started back to school this past week. The school that they attend is three blocks from our home. My older daughter has an iPhone, and we have the Canary app installed on her phone so that it can detect when she comes and goes and change the mode accordingly. She keeps the phone in her backpack in her locker (on silent mode) while she is at school. We have our address and physical location properly identified in the Canary app. And the Geofence is set to the “Small” size.
Unfortunately, the problem is that Canary still thinks my older daughter is at home and never switches to “Away” mode after I drop my girls off at school. I can only assume that even though the size of the Geofence is set to “Small”, her school only being 3 blocks away is still too close, and Canary considers her home. Is there any way to set the Geofence size even smaller?
When I look at the radius of the “Small” Geofence size, it shows my daughter’s school outside of the highlighted area. It should not be picking up my daughter’s phone. However, it is! Also, even the “Small” Geofence size is still too big for our purposes. It encompasses an area the size of about one block in all directions around our house. There is no reason it needs to be that big. We like to go for multiple walks around our neighborhood. Even with the “Small” Geofence size, it will still think we’re at home and never switch to away mode while we’re on walks, and would never alert us to any unusual activity at home while we’re out walking.