Thanks for the confirmation, @DaveF. This would be another good reason to advance the other feature request for special member permissions. I want my daughter to be a member of my location, but I don’t want her to be able to change or adjust any of the settings. Likewise with my petsitter who stays overnight at my house when we’re on vacation, or our housekeeper who cleans our house every other week. I’d like them to be members, but I don’t want them to have access to any of the video streams or account settings. I just want the system to recognize when they arrive and leave and adjust the mode appropriately.
The semi-private “Home” mode that I’m suggesting would be very useful for my daughters and our petsitter and housekeeper. I don’t want their every moves to trigger recording events. However, I would like to be able to watch a live stream to check in on them whenever I want.
This upcoming '17/'18 school year, my older daughter will be responsible for getting up on her own and getting herself ready and off to school by herself. I want the Canary system to recognize that she is still there and keep itself in this semi-private “Home” mode. I don’t need it recording every motion-triggered event, but I’d like to be able to watch the live stream from work to make sure that my daughter is moving along as is necessary.
One of the main reasons we became new Canary owners is to provide our family with a sense of relief and comfort, especially for my older daughter. She has extreme anxiety that we are working with her on right now. She likes the idea that even if mommy and daddy are not at home, we can still check in on her and make sure she is okay. Starting next school year, she will be on her own in the morning to get up and ready for school. The ability for my wife and I to check in on her and keep tabs on her morning progress will be paramount, both for my daughter’s sense of security and also to ensure that she is getting to school on time. That is why I will also be “Liking” and promoting the other feature request thread regarding two-way audio. Two-way audio would be a HUGE help with being able to monitor her progress, prod her along when necessary, and give my daughter a massive “security blanket” knowing that she is not completely alone.