Most notable here is the addition of two-way audio, which has been noticeably absent from the company’s products and ranks as their “most demanded feature,” according to Canary.
The feature lets users speak through the camera, using a mobile device with the Canary app installed. That means you can talk to kids, nannies or speak to pets. Security camera makers have said many users want this kind of feature enabled as a way to scare off would-be intruders, the minute the device’s motion detector is triggered.
That feature is available now for the standard all-in-one Canary camera and is hitting the Flex next month. Oddly, it requires a membership to Canary’s US $10 a month subscription plan to utilize, as does desktop streaming from the company’s newly introduced Web app. That feature moves surveillance beyond Android and iOS to the PC, which should make it easier to check in on things while you’re at work.