Security Camera / Outdoor Light Tested (Kuna)

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Mar 04, 2016

A new device, named Kuna, "aims to prevent break-ins before they happen!"

We bought one and tested it out, examining the following key elements:

  • Accuracy of break-in detection
  • Quality of audio / interaction
  • Light controls
  • Installation process and limitations
  • Recorded video accessibility
  • Live video viewing / problems

* *** ******, *********, "**** ** ******* *****-*** ****** **** ******!"

** ****** *** *** ****** ** ***, ********* *** ********* key ********:

  • ******** ** *****-** *********
  • ******* ** ***** / ***********
  • ***** ********
  • ************ ******* *** ***********
  • ******** ***** *************
  • **** ***** ******* / ********

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Strengths ** ****

*** **** ********* ******** ** **** *** *** ****** ********* accuracy. ** *** *******, ** *** **** ******** / ******** in ********* ******** *********** *** ****. ******, ** *********** ********** the **** *** * ******** ** **** ***** ************* '****' the ****'* ***** **** * ******* ********.

*******, *** ***** *** *********** **** ******** *** *** ****** well *** *******, ****** ** **** ** ****** ******** **** anywhere ******* ***** ** *** ****.

*******, ************ *** ********** ******, **** *** * ***-********* ****, including ******* **** ******** **** *****.

Downsides ** ****

*******, * ****** ** ********* ********* *****:

  • **** ***** ****** ********* ***** ** / *** ******.
  • ******** ***** ***** ******* ******* ** ******, ***** *** ** confusing / *********** ********** ** *** **** ******** ** ***** and *** ****** ** ***** **.
  • *******, ******* *** ******* *****, ** **** *** *****. **** we *********** * **** ***** ** ******* * ******** (*** not * ********) ** *** **** ***** ****** *******.
  • **** *** * ****** ********* **** ******** ***** ***** *** cause ** ***** ************* **** ************

Recommendations / ****** ***

**** ** ********** *********** ***, ** **** ****, ** * better '********' **** **** (*** **** ***** ******** ******) *** *** **** *** ******** ***** ****** *** **** concerns.

***** *** ** *****, ** ***** **** '******* *****-***' ****** they ****** ***, ** ******, ** **** ** ******* ** the ***** ****.

Physical ********

*** **** ******** ** ******** ***** **** *** *********** ******* ***** that ** ***** ********. *** *** ***** **** * *********** outdoor ****** ***** *** ****** ** *** ****-***** ****** *** camera, ****** ********* ***, *** * **** *** ****** ***** that *** ** ****** ***. *** ******* *** ********** *** located ** *** ****** ** *** ****-*****, ****** *** *****.  The **** ****** *** * *** ****** ***, *** * small ***** **** **** ****** *** **** ** ******** ***** you *** ** ** **** ******* ********.

*** ***** ***** ********* *** ******** ********:


** ****** *** **** **********, **** ** *** ** *** ****** in ***** *** ******** ****** ******.  *** **** ***** ** three ***** *******; *********, ***********, *** ************.   ***** ****** provide *** *** **** ******** **** *** **** ********** ***** that **** ***** ** *** ******* **** ** ******.  

**** **** ***** * ******* *******, *** *********, ***** ** a ***** *****, ******-**** ***** ******** ** ***** *** ********** of **** **** **** ******.  **** ** **** ******** **** where *** **** ****** ******** **** ******** *** **** ******** ******, but ** *** **** *** ******* ** *** ********** ****. 

Installation ********

**** ***** ** ******** ** ******* **** ******** ******* ***** and ********* * ******* ****** ************ ****.  ** **** ** ***** fifteen ******* **** ** ******** *** ******** ************, *** **** another ** ** *** ** ** *** * ******** *** ********* would **** ** ******* *****.  ** *** ****** ******** *******; replace *** *** ***** ***** *** **** ******** ******** *** existing *****. ***** *** ** **** *** ******** ** *** other ****-*******, ******** ** **** *** * ****** **** ***** than **** ******** ****** ***** *** ** ** *****.

Install / ********** ********* *******

*** ******* **** ** ********* ** ******* ******** ******* ** the ******* ** *** **** ** *** ****-*****/******** *******.  ** the ******** ***** *** *** *** *** *** ********* ** the ***** ******* *** ***** ******** ***** ** ** ***** ***** like ** ************.  **** ***'* ** ** ***** ** * flush ***** ************ *** ** *** **** (*** **** ******) *** ******** is ******: ** *** ***** ** ******** *** ******* ** measuring, ***** ********, ************, ************ ** **** ** **** *** imperfection?

 

*****

*** **** *** ** ****************** ~$***, *** ***************** ** ~$***.  **** **** **** ***** ********* ************ ***** that ***** **** $*/***** - $**/*****.  

***** ** ** *** ********* *** ************ **** ****, *** *** continue ** *** **** ** *** ******** ******* ***********.  **** is ********* ** **** ****** ** *** ** **********.  

Technical & ******* ******

**** * **** ************ ** ******** *** *** *********** **** the **** ******, ******* *** **** **** ** **** ******* minutes ** **** *** ******** *****. ** *** ***** **** anxiety **** ** ***** ** ********, *** **** **** ***** nothing ** **** **** ****** **** ********* ****** ********* *** you *** *** *********** **** *** *********.  *****, *** ****** only ******* ********* ****** ********* *** ****, *** **** ** the ****** **** *** ***** *** **** ****** *** ** not *** ******** **** ***** **** ********* **, *** **** logical **** ** ** ***** *** ******** *****.  **** *** do **** *** **** *** *** ***** *****.

   

*** **** ********* ***** *********** *** * ********** ******* **** viewing * ***** **** ******. ** ****** **** ****** ******** * laptop *** **** ** *** * **** ********* *** ******** **** that ******** * ****** ****** ** -** *** ***** *** ***** ** installed.  *** ****** ** **** ***** ** ** **** *** Kuna. ** ** ****** ** *** ** *** ******* ***** stop ** ****** *** *** ***** ******* ******* ** ** *****.  All ***** ******* ** *** **** ******* **** *********** ******** ****** this **** *** ****.  *** ******* ** ******** ** *** ****. The ***** ***** *********** *** *******:


**** **** *** ******* ********* ******* *** **** ****. ** ********* to ***** ****, *** ******** ******* *****, ***** *****:

** *** ***** *** ** **** **** ** ************ *** their ******* ****, *** ******** ** ***** **** ****** ** hrs (* **** **** *** ******* *******). ***** *************** *** ****** focused ** *** **** ******* *** *** ****** **** *** Kuna. ** ******* ***** ******* **** ** ***** ******* **** and ***** *****'* **** *********** ** *** ***********/************* ** ****. [**** ******* ***** **** *******: *****: **** ** ** **** ** **** ** ** **** ****: **** ** ** **** ** **** ** ** ****  (standing **** ** *** ****)]

Motion *********

*** ***** *** **** ** ****** ****** ************ ** ** ft ****** ******* **** *********** *** ** **, *** ******* value. ** **** *** *** ***** ********* ****** **** **** of *******, *** ***** ******** *** ******* ** ** ** false ****** **** **********.

*** *********

**** *** ******** ********* ***** ***** ***** **** **** ******** **** worked ****, **** *** *** ****** ********* **** ** * busy ***.  ***** **** ** * ******** ******* **** ****** residential ************ ** ********* **** ** * ****. ** *** ******* ***** you *** *** *** ******* *****, *******, ****, ********, *** ******. The ****** *** *** ****** ****** ******* ** ********** ******* on *** ********.  ** ************ ******* ****** ** ~****, ***** only ******** **** ******* **** *** ******** *** ****** ******* up ** *** ***** ****. *** *** **** *** ****** at *** **** ** *** *****, **** ** * ***** *** (22 *** *****) ****** ********* **** ******* ********* ****. *** sensitivity *** *** ** ** **** ** ******* *********, ** then ***** ** ** ** *** **** *** **** ** ******* trigger *****. *** **** ******** * *** *****, ***** **** the **** ****** ****** *** ** ****** *** **** ***** on *** *** **** ** ***** ** ********. *** ****** is ******* **' **** ** ******* *** ***** *** ***** in **** ********** ** **** ********.

** **** ***** **** * *********** ******** ** ** ***** male *****.  ** *** **** ** ***** *** * ******** intruder *** ******** ****** **** *** * ***** ** ***** with * *** ******* ***** ***** ****** ***** **** *** light ********.  *** ****** ** *** **** *** ********** **** the ****** ***, ******** ******* **** **/*** **** * *** of *** ****** ** *** *** ******** *** ****** ** come ** ** * ******* **** *** **** *** ** a ******* ****, * **** ******* ** * ***** **** requires ******** ***** *** *** ******, ****, ***, *********, *** ***** technologies **** ****** ** **** *** **** ** **** **** outside ****** ***.

Mobile *** ********

*** ****** *** ** *** **** ********* **** *** **** light, *** ** *** ***** ***** ** **** ******* *** features:


Settings *** ************* *** *** ****** ***

**** ***** ***** *** *********** ***** *** *** ******** ****** the ****** ***:


 

 

Comments (8)

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