Top positive review
Pretty good - just needs a 2 way speaker/mic and a sleep mode instead of forced black/white night mode (day sleeper)
March 20, 2017
I reviewed a BUNCH of other systems and this was the one that had the most features, easiest setup/expansion, and features I needed. I only wish it had 2 way audio so I could use it at my front door and speak to whomever was there, when needed. Otherwise, I'd give it 5 stars.
I have had it hooked up (literally took about 15 minutes (2 canary's) to unpack, plug in and download the app (it walks you through everything). I have mine set to sensitive because one of the things I'm trying to figure out is which of my pets is making a mess and until I figure it out, I choose to be notified on EVERY activation. It's kind of interesting. My pets usually lay around when I'm home, but it's neat to watch them being active when I'm not home. :-)
They are in color except when in night mode. I wish night mode didn't mean black and white, but meant sleep mode instead and if enough light is present, the camera can be in color instead of forced to black/white. I'm a day sleeper so it's plenty bright but still records events in black/white since it's in sleep mode. I'll be manually changing it to home/away during sleep and see how that works instead. You can even pre-set it to when you want it in sleep mode and this is great if you keep a normal schedule, which I do not.
The flex is very flexible. I can point it up/down/side, etc and adjust it as needed. The all in one and flex are both pretty small and unobtrusive so it just looks like a small air purifier to someone who may not know what it is. I'm looking forward to when I have company in a few weeks and wonder if they will even notice.
The more units (up to 4) you have, the less 'free' time you've got to view the material. I only have 2 units and can view things up to 12 hours later. I planned to see how these worked and add 1-2 more but it cuts into the time unless I want to pay a subscription. So far, I haven't seen any perk to paying the subscription, but, it's still new and I'm playing with it.
I'm happily surprised with the quality of video, audio too and zoom as well. I think it's worth it.