The Kuna porch light's hidden camera is watching you
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The Kuna porch light's hidden camera is watching you

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[MUSIC] At a glance, the light fixture behind me is just that, nothing more than a light fixture. But when you look closer it's actually the $199 Kuna A light fixture with a built in 720p camera. The benefit to a set-up like this of course, is discretion. You don't have a big giant camera that is really obvious to a lot of people, especially intruders. So, they don't know That there's something watching them at all times. It's high definition camera, has live streaming so you can check in on the Kuna app, on your Android or iPhone and see what's happening. You can also get motion alerts, and trigger the light to go on at dusk and off at dawn. Even so, this device has some significant draw backs. For instance, it doesn't work with any third party devices. So IFTTT or SmartThings in Wink just isn't possible. You also have to pay at least five bucks a month for cloud storage. That's if you want to save cloud storage clips and review them later. [MUSIC] So, the really cool thing about this app is that it has dual control. You can actually look at the live stream here and see what the camera sees anytime you want to see it, which is really neat. You can also sound an alarm, which basically is designed to scare anybody away who might be breaking in or doing something nefarious. And you can talk to them through a two way talk feature. So, basically you hold down a button on the app. To talk and then release it to listen to them. And it's really crisp and clear. Work's really well. Hey Tyler, how's it going? Hey Megan. Can you hear me? I can. Can you hear me? Yeah, I can hear you loud and clear. But you also have the light control so you can turn the light on and off on demand straight from the app but you can also set schedules. You can also go to the recording section and actually see. All of the different clips of motion activity that's happened throughout the day. I have a free trial for now. You actually don't have to pay at least five bucks a month to get that. That's a potential deal-breaker for some people. Drawbacks aside I still really like Kuna. One hundred and ninety-nine bucks isn't bad for a device that looks nice and protects Safety of your home, but just keep in mind that you might not want to pay for the cloud storage fees and that could be a deal breaker for some.

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