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

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

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Strengths ** ****

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

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

Downsides ** ****

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

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

Recommendations / ****** ***

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

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

Physical ********

*** **** ******** ** ******** ***** **** *** *********** ******* light **** ** ***** ********. *** *** ***** **** * traditional ******* ****** ***** *** ****** ** *** ****-***** ****** the ******, ****** ********* ***, *** * **** *** ****** light **** *** ** ****** ***. *** ******* *** ********** are ******* ** *** ****** ** *** ****-*****, ****** *** light. *** **** ****** *** * *** ****** ***, *** a ***** ***** **** **** ****** *** **** ** ******** after *** *** ** ** **** ******* ********.

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

** ****** *** **** **********, **** ** *** ** *** models ** ***** *** ******** ****** ******. *** **** ***** in ***** ***** *******; *********, ***********, *** ************. ***** ****** provide *** *** **** ******** **** *** **** ********** ***** that **** ***** ** *** ******* **** ** ******.

**** **** ***** * ******* *******, *** *********, ***** ** a ***** *****, ******-**** ***** ******** ** ***** *** ********** of **** **** **** ******. **** ** **** ******** **** where *** **** ****** ******** **** ******** *** **** ******** lights, *** ** *** **** *** ******* ** *** ********** cost.

Installation ********

**** ***** ** ******** ** ******* **** ******** ******* ***** and ********* * ******* ****** ************ ****. ** **** ** about ******* ******* **** ** ******** *** ******** ************, *** then ******* ** ** *** ** ** *** * ******** the ********* ***** **** ** ******* *****. ** *** ****** straight *******; ******* *** *** ***** ***** *** **** ******** hardware *** ******** *****. ***** *** ** **** *** ******** or *** ***** ****-*******, ******** ** **** *** * ****** foot ***** **** **** ******** ****** ***** *** ** ** issue.

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

*** ******* **** ** ********* ** ******* ******** ******* ** the ******* ** *** **** ** *** ****-*****/******** *******. ** the ******** ***** *** *** *** *** *** ********* ** the ***** ******* *** ***** ******** ***** ** ** ***** looks **** ** ************. **** ***'* ** ** ***** ** a ***** ***** ************ *** ** *** **** (*** **** others) *** ******** ** ******: ** *** ***** ** ******** new ******* ** *********, ***** ********, ************, ************ ** **** it **** *** ************?

*****

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

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

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

*** **** ********* ***** *********** *** * ********** ******* **** viewing * ***** **** ******. ** ****** **** ****** ******** a ****** *** **** ** *** * **** ********* *** analysis **** **** ******** * ****** ****** ** -** *** where *** ***** ** *********. *** ****** ** **** ***** 20 ** **** *** ****. ** ** ****** ** *** if *** ******* ***** **** ** ****** *** *** ***** network ******* ** ** *****. *** ***** ******* ** *** test ******* **** *********** ******** ****** **** **** *** ****. The ******* ** ******** ** *** ****. *** ***** ***** illustrates *** *******:

**** **** *** ******* ********* ******* *** **** ****. ** attempted ** ***** ****, *** ******** ******* *****, ***** *****:

** *** ***** *** ** **** **** ** ************ *** their ******* ****, *** ******** ** ***** **** ****** ** hrs (* **** **** *** ******* *******). ***** *************** *** solely ******* ** *** **** ******* *** *** ****** **** the ****. ** ******* ***** ******* **** ** ***** ******* team *** ***** *****'* **** *********** ** *** ***********/************* ** Kuna. [**** ******* ***** **** *******: *****: **** ** ** down ** **** ** ** **** ****: **** ** ** down ** **** ** ** **** (******** **** ** *** Kuna)]

Motion *********

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

Key *********

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

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

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

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Comments (9)

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'******* ***** ******, * ***** ***** ***** ** **** ******* are * **** ** *** ***** *********.'

**** ****, * **** **** *** *******/************* & ******* *** consumer **** ***** **** ** *** **** **** ** *** ideas.

**** ** *** "*** ******"!

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******!

** ****** ****, *** ** *** *** **** **** ********* seasons, ***, *** ** *** *** **** ***** ******.

********** **** ****** ****, ** *** ****** ********* ** *** lights. ** *** ****** **** ********* ** ***** ***** * haze (*** ****** ** ******** ***** *** ***** ****).

$***,*** ********: *** *** ***** ***** **?

***, *** **** *** ** **** ****.

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******: **** *** ******** *** ******** **** ********** ********:**** **. *** ***** ** **** **** **** *** ** **** to ****** *** **** ****** *** ******* ** **** ** (beta) ******** ******* ***** *** ******* **** ****. ** *** future **** **** ***** ******** *** ********* ******* **************. ****** existing ********, **** ** ******** * ************. *** ******** *** Kuna ** ******** *** ********** ****** *** **** **** ***, shown *****:

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