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Old 08-29-2017, 01:34 AM   #1
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Bought a Canary ...

To keep an eye on our dogs and RV while we're out. Found out (with no warning) that in order to use it you have to pay $99 a year. We're returning it tomorrow.
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:21 AM   #2
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To keep an eye on our dogs and RV while we're out. Found out (with no warning) that in order to use it you have to pay $99 a year. We're returning it tomorrow.
We have CANARYs for the same reason. However, they do not cost anything to use them (except for what you might pay for WIFI service)

True, if you want more than 24 hours of stored videos and notifications, then you can get a "subscription" that will give you those. However, 24 hours storage of TEMPERATURE notifications, and ACTIVITY notifications, along with being able to see LIVE VIDEO is plenty for us to monitor our four legged kids.

We have had ours almost eight months and haven't spent a penny more than what we paid for it
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:11 AM   #3
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To keep an eye on our dogs and RV while we're out. Found out (with no warning) that in order to use it you have to pay $99 a year. We're returning it tomorrow.


Go with ARLO.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:19 PM   #4
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Sooo I'm guessing a canary isn't a small bird in this case?
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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We have CANARYs for the same reason. However, they do not cost anything to use them (except for what you might pay for WIFI service)

True, if you want more than 24 hours of stored videos and notifications, then you can get a "subscription" that will give you those. However, 24 hours storage of TEMPERATURE notifications, and ACTIVITY notifications, along with being able to see LIVE VIDEO is plenty for us to monitor our four legged kids.

We have had ours almost eight months and haven't spent a penny more than what we paid for it
Are you saying you get all that without a subscription? I couldn't get anything on the app until we caved and signed up. I talked to a guy at Canary and he talked us into signing up by offering half price for the first year. After the free month is over and you go to pay for the first year enter upgrade50 in the discount code box. BTW, the video is not nearly as good as their website shows it. Also, the app is not at all user friendly
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Are you saying you get all that without a subscription? I couldn't get anything on the app until we caved and signed up. I talked to a guy at Canary and he talked us into signing up by offering half price for the first year. After the free month is over and you go to pay for the first year enter upgrade50 in the discount code box. BTW, the video is not nearly as good as their website shows it. Also, the app is not at all user friendly
Yup, no subscription, and on ours the video is very high quality. Even at night with the infrared.

Like I said, my monitoring is for the moment, so really not interested in more than 24 hour timeline.

And the activity, temperature, and air quality alerts make me feel better about our four legged kids...
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Sooo I'm guessing a canary isn't a small bird in this case?
Well it does "sing" when it gets hot or cold, or sees something (grin,)
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