I have my settings set to Auto switch and there is no way to put Cameras into Away mode when someone is Home.
I am a person that is home most all of the time. My husband, on the other hand, works on a line at a beef plant 20 miles away and turns off his phone after he gets to work but before he actually goes into the building and does not turn it on until he is through with work. There have been times he has NOTgone into “Away” mode even though the settings are right on his phone according to the Canary website. Sometimes there are updates made to the phone which change some settings but we don’t know about it to fix it before he leaves. You don’t know it’s not going to go into “Away” mode until it’s too late. Sometimes he even realizes it but can find no way to put himself into “Away” mode before he has to turn his phone off, even if he logs in and out. I’ve seen it myself.
I have different actions that need to happen in “Home” mode vs. “Away” mode. Anytime I leave the house I need to have the cameras in “Away” mode so that I get notices, from certain ones, if something happens. If my husband still shows to be in “Home” mode there is no way for me to force him into “Away” mode so that the cameras record correctly. According to what I read when Canary Customer Service pointed me to the page was “As long as a single member is home, Canary will remain in Home/Privacy mode”.
My only option at that point is to change my “Home” settings to the “Away” settings to accomplish what I need and then make sure I set the “Home” setting back to the way it was before I come in or it is recording things that I don’t need it to record, like me getting dressed and undressed or walking around without being fully dressed. I don’t think I should ever have to be put in that situation and yes I do need Canary to record that same area when I am gone but not when I’m home.
The bottom line is there needs to be a way to force anyone “including yourself” into Away mode.