We’ve always said that smart lighting can be a great addition to any home security setup. Having lights that tie into a whole-house system or have motion-activation allow you to light up some of those darker areas in and around the house. Besides remote control, some: options even have timers or triggers, so it will look like you’re home when you’re away from home. Now, one company is making: smart outdoor light fixtures: a must for home security.
The Maximus Smart Security Light doesn’t just alert potential intruders that you may be home, but can actually catch them in the act. That’s because these stylish outdoor light fixtures also pack in a 720p HD security camera.
That camera allows you to view real-time video, using the free Kuna app for iOS and Android devices. This makes sense, seeing as how it’s identical to the Kuna lantern—and is still listed under that name on Amazon. Maximus Lighting says that Kuna also offers additional options to view, edit, and download video: for an additional fee.
Because the Maximus Smart Security Light is a WiFi-enabled outdoor light, it can be accessed remotely. That means you can turn the light on and off via the app, as well as view the camera from almost anywhere in the world.
The Maximus Smart Security Light also features a PIR motion sensor, which can trigger recording when someone is near. It will even: send an alert to your portable device, so you chat with whoever is at the door, using the light’s two-way audio system. Otherwise, you can opt to sound an alarm—all from your smartphone.
Besides being quite decorative, these outdoor light fixtures can also withstand temperatures from -40 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has Bluetooth support, as well as options to set a timer or deliver a prerecorded message when someone approaches the door.
The Maximus Smart Security Light is available now in four different designs, with more on the way. It’s available on Amazon and through Home Depot, with an MSRP of $199.
I already have an indoor security camera but I’m looking for something for the front door. What happens if there’s a break in? How can I access the footage for evidence? My Y-cam HomeMonitor indoor camera stores all the recordings in the cloud for free for 7 days, as do other cameras like Withings. I do like the discreetness of the Maximus though
Rachel Cericola says
According to Kuna: “Captured footage is available for up to two hours so you’ll never miss a moment, even if you can’t get to your phone right away.”
Anything beyond that, you have to sign up for a service plan.
I HAVE TWO LIGHTS AT MY FRONT DOOR, CAN ONE OF THESE BE PURCHASED THAT WILL LOOK THE SAME BUT ONLY BE A LIGHT?