I’ve been using Wink robots to turn on smart lights in different areas of my property when motion is detected on one of my Ring doorbells. I would love to have this same feature when the Canary Flex detects motion.
On that note, the entire reason I found this community is because I have been searching for a way to remotely trigger the Canary to record video. My driveway is pretty much a straight shot rectangle. I want to create a perimeter around the driveway using a photo sensor kit and Z-wave relays. I’ll install my own Z-wave relays into the photo sensors (example linked) and then pair them with Wink in order to have each one recognized, but I would like for a Wink robot to then trigger an action to make Canary Flex capture 30 seconds of recording (unless it detects motion using Canary’s native sensors.) Thanks to other threads in the community, I’m also going to use an IR illuminator to get better performance during the overnight hours. With an extensive background in product design and engineering, I will create a solution if I have to. However, I would much rather pay Canary to provide me with a device that will enable me to put my driveway on lockdown!
It seems like all of the Canary modes (home, away, private) have been designed to show minimal alerts when the owner is home. I actually want the exact opposite. If I’m home and asleep, I want notifications to wake me up so that I can check on my vehicle. If I’m away from the house, there’s not much I’ll be able to do to directly intervene other than call the police and hope that they show up before the robbers are gone.