Smart home security are getting more accessible nowadays. The cost is relatively low and most don’t require any form of professional installation. However, most home security systems only alert you after a break-in has already occurred. What is needed is a preventive security system that stops break-ins before they happen. The Kuna Smart Security is such a system.
Burglars usually target empty homes because they are easy targets. To checking for an empty home, all a burglar has to do is to walk right up the porch and ring the door bell. If no one answers, it tells the burglar that he has found an empty home.
The Kuna Smart Security system consists of a video camera that is installed at the porch area. It looks like a porch light because it is a simple replacement for your existing light fixture. This is a simple solution to running a complicated wiring system to install an outdoor camera. Interestingly, the system comes in a variety of lighting designs to meet your home design. It takes less than 15 minutes to remove your existing light fixture and replace it with Kuna. Once installed, all you have to do is to connect it to your home’s WiFi.
Besides the camera and the light, Kuna also has a built-in microphone, speaker, IR motion detector and siren. Whenever someone comes into the camera’s field of vision, the system will send an alert to your iOS or Android smartphone. At the same time the camera will also record a video with sound. If you wish to speak to the person, you can do so using the built-in microphone and speaker from anywhere regardless if you are actually at home or not. Alternatively, you can use a prerecorded voice clip if you do not want to reveal your gender for example.
If the intruder is reluctant to leave, you can sound a 100 dB siren that would certainly do the trick. The IR motion detector minimizes false alarms from things like swaying trees, moving clouds and small animals. Furthermore, the system will learn from false alarms over time and get more accurate.
With the app, you can also control the light on Kuna. You can program it to turn on and off at specific times or you can have it turn on when it detects motion. The camera does not have night vision so it relies on the porch light to provide adequate lighting.
If you own an Amazon Echo device, you will be pleased to know that Kuna supports Alexa. Instead of reaching for your phone and launching the app, you can just use voice control anywhere within your home to turn the lights on and off, as long as it is within range of Alexa’s hearing range.
Kuna captures video at 720p high resolution. An optional service plan allow you to upload the clips to the cloud for safe storage and comes with unlimited viewing and downloads. If you do not wish to sign up for the plan, everything else still works including live video feeds.