Hi, This is my first post. I have three Canary Flex outside and one Original Canary inside. I hooked them up a week ago and have been experimenting and learning since. One thing I want to make sure I understand is the relationship between motion activated video recordings and notification sensitivity settings. Initially I had assumed that changing the sensitivity of motion activity notifications would actually change the sensitivity of the device to begin recording any video. I now believe that is not a correct understanding of how Canary works.
Below is my understanding of how the system works. If anyone could respond and confirm or correct my understanding that would be great!
- recordings occur when the device motion sensor triggers.
- motion activated notification sensitivity settings have no influence on how sensitive the unit is to motion and thus recording of activity.
- the only way to influence the unit’s sensitivity to motion activated recordings is to aim the unit to most effectively monitor the area of interest, while keeping other activity (i.e. road activity) out of frame as much as possible.
- the notification sensitivity settings are only used to determine which recordings generate notifications.
Does that sound right?
My main reason for caring about the difference between recordings and notifications is that each recording eats into the stored time allotted for each unit in the free plan. The more recordings that are not really related to activity of interest (that generate notifications), the less recordings I can store that really generated notifications.