My subscription is up for renewal and im actually thinking of leaving the Canary ecosystem and trying an alternative. The main reason is two fold.
Over the year or so that i have had Canary devices (AIO and Flex), i have notice, and tried to ignore two very large shortcomings.
- Video compression - 720p, 1080p, 4k, 8k… they are all just marketing numbers if you are compression video so heavily to save bandwidth and server load that the recorded video would not provide identifiable footage, let alone stand as evidence to say the Police or a court.
Let me show you what i mean… This is a UK car number plate at 3.5 meters (12 feet for our American friends). A 720p camera would see this as clear as crystal no issues at all, however, the video compression that is applied results in… well, you get the idea.
Another example… A postal worker delivering the post (mail for our American friends), this is within 1 meter (3 feet) of Canary Flex !!!
- Notification delivery - This one is just silly, an event will happen and you receive the notification 5 minutes or 10 minutes later… So my house is broken into and the perpetrators would have cleared house and gone before i would even be notified. Lucky for me i have a separate cloud based alarm system!
Anyone else having these issues on an ongoing basis?
It makes it not viable to continue for me… Massively delayed notifications, and when video is recorded, it’s so compressed it becomes useless.