Startup: The Smartest House Light Ever?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 24, 2014

$100,000+, 2 days.

A startup has a hot home security camera that doesn't look like one. In fact, it looks like a light fixture. Because, well, it does that too.

However, this camera/light combo also sends alerts when prowlers are detected, and the company claims the average DIYer can install it in a few minutes for less than $200 total.

In this note, we examine Kuna, spot where the hype may be too strong, and see what members think.

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