Why would Canary build the two-way audio option into the add-on Flex cameras but not consider adding or activating a two-way audio feature on the AIO base units? I mean, you would think they’d be called “All-in-One” for a reason!
Please, please, PLEASE activate a two-way audio feature on the AIO units!!! I’m begging you!
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 SO want 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. The ability for her to speak to us and us being able to respond over the AIO’s speaker would be a ginormous advantage to maintaining her sense of security. And also to chide her along when we see her procrastinating in the morning!
While we have only had our two Canary AIOs for two days now, we love them and are very happy with their performance. However, two-way audio is going to be a major sticking point for us, especially as we get closer to the start of the next school year. If Canary isn’t even considering a two-way audio feature for AIO units, we will most definitely be forced to switch to a different system.