Maximus Floodlight Camera outdoor security camera review | TechHive

Maximus Floodlight Camera outdoor security camera review | TechHive

the Maximus camera floodlight lives up
to its name it comes in a huge box but is it any good I’ve been testing it out
so the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks a lot like a traditional
outdoor security light system and that’s indeed what it’s meant to replace if you
have one already you can just take that down and put this up on the wall if not
you’re going to need to mount a junction box either on or in your wall and you
will need a continuous electricity feed there’s no battery option with this but
when it’s set up and connected every time it detects motion those two big LED
lights will come on at 2,400 lumens is the power of the of the lights and you
can set them to come on either when motion is detected between certain hours
of the day that you program or simply have it come on from dusk to dawn to
provide continuous illumination over night if the light from the lights is a
little bit too bright there’s also a dimming feature as well the infrared
sensor at the bottom has a detection range of 270 degrees so it doesn’t just
see down to the size but almost down behind the light as well the camera
however is a hundred and fifty-five degrees one of the unique features of
this is that it has a chime or pre-recorded message function that there
can be triggered when it detects movement or when someone comes to the
door the two-way audio function will allow
you to talk to someone or you can just listen to what they’re saying and press
a button to play one of the pre-programmed messages so I’m gonna
give you an example of some of these now I have it set up at the moment so that
any time it detects any sort of motion there’s the sound of a barking dog you
can also go a little bit more traditional and just have a door chime
or one of the pre-recorded messages like for example if you have this mounted
near your front door and someone comes to your front door and rings the bell hi
we can’t answer the door right now but the camera is recording so please just
leave us a message thanks for coming by and there’s a couple others – there’s
three others – I’m sorry we’re pretty busy right now hi can I help you
I’m sorry we’re not interested so these are pre-recorded you can either get them
to go off as soon as they detect motion which makes sense or say they’re the dog
sound or when when someone comes in ranging you you’re looking at it live
you can press a button and have the unit broadcast these these phrases one of the
things that this system doesn’t have is infrared lights so there’s no night
vision on it it was looking into a dark garden then it’s just going to be a
black black video picture until the lights come on when they do come on
they aren’t quite bright and they give good illumination one of the advantages
of not using night vision is that when those lights come on you get a color
video image most of the competition at nighttime even when lights come on
continue in night vision mode which is which is a grayscale picture rather than
a color picture so you’re gonna get you’re gonna get color pictures with
this Kunar the company that makes this like most other video camera and smart
home companies wants you to pay a monthly subscription fee you can get
away with a free subscription but you don’t get very much for it if you decide
not to pay you can look back at video from the last two hours only and you can
download three video clips a month which is not particularly generous looking
back over two hours means that if something happens say overnight when you
wake up in the morning the video might already become so you’re probably going
to end up with a subscription plan and the subscription plan from kuna is seven
dollars fifty for the last week’s worth of video or
the last two weeks of video will cost you fifteen dollars a month and the last
month of video will cost you $30 a month there is a 33 percent discount if you
pay for that annually as if you do pay for the one week of video annually that
goes down to five dollars a month but that’s still $60 a year if you put this
on the side of your house you’re probably going to have it up for what
five years so that’s an extra $300 that you’ll be spending in addition to the
price of the video camera so certainly take the subscription prices into
account when you’re considering what camera to buy take I’ve rated the
Maximus camera floodlight four out of five we like the bright
LED panels and the color during night vision as usual we didn’t like the
subscription prices you can find a full review of this unit and competitors at

11 Replies to “Maximus Floodlight Camera outdoor security camera review | TechHive”

  1. Thanks for your review–I've been waiting for some one to do a review of Kuna's Floodlight..I have one of there 720p security light cams and it does its good is the motion sensor? And can you control the video resolution–did you connect it to 5GHZ or 2.4ghz? And is the speaker loud?

  2. Good review. I was thinking of adding this camera. I already have the Kuna Craftsman and live it. But when i heats you get only 2 free hours I said hell no ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

    Wow 2 hours thatโ€™s weak!!!

    I have the Kuna craftsman light and I use the app and when I bought it when it came it they gave 5 days of recording for free. 5 days!!! Not 2 hours. 2 hours – that sucks.

    The only reason I bought it was because 5 days of free recordings and it was up to 2 cameras back in the day.

    I logged into my account and I do see 5 days of recordings.

    I recommend it for 5 days of free recording. I am not sure if I would for 2 hours.

    What a rip off 2 hours is.

    If your going to pay a monthly subscription it should be free just like when they give you a free modem to pay of internet.

  3. A total scam. Don't buy any on these claimed security lights.
    $200.00 for the light.
    No micro SD slot.
    Lousy WiFi.
    $360.00 a year without a much needed night vision function.

    No fools going to pay $2,160.00 after installed in high above 10 feet for six years.

  4. Again, don't be a fool of buying this & other like junk.
    Remember when you got the printer, then you are screwed by buying overpriced ink!
    If a crook disabled your internet with a cheap jamming devices, then you got $560.00/yr useless product.

  5. Oh, one more thing, those lights are even bright at all.
    If you mounted 5 meters high, the light is only like less than 20w of tungsten light.
    This IS NOT a security light. The camera IS NOT infrared.

    If you want to pay into this Pyramid Scams of only 1 year warranty & to view only less than 2,1 hours, buy it.

  6. Kuna is garbage I bought 4 at Costco next day return them garbage garbaage ,ring is way to go and kuna is 720p compare to ring 1080 trust me kuna is garbage and customer service is rude 4 people operated company in India

  7. It's ok had mine for 4 months, the cons: lights stays on often during the daytime, Average resolution, false alerts (adjusted sensitivity) & 2 hour limit.

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