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Review: Maximus Smart Security Light at Costco

Posted on September 11, 2018

Read the review at I Love Costco.

My favorite function is audio and light alert when somebody approaches to my door. To me, that alert alone is worth of purchasing the unit. Bad guys are unlikely to pursue my house after seeing that.

Maximus Lights Up Your Security at CEDIA 2018

Posted on September 11, 2018

Watch the video at AVNation.

Maximus Lighting provides a motion sensor, camera, and light all in one unit. They are showing off their new floodlight model as well as a companion light to their Coach Light series at CEDIA 2018. The flood lamp has brighter light and a greater range of sensors.

Read the article at New Egg Insider.

Not only does this crafty device aesthetically blend into the normal home setting without drawing too much attention, it offers a unique smart lighting and surveillance combination for outdoor use. Smart outdoor lighting (and really smart outdoor tech in general) is rapidly emerging as the “next frontier of connected devices”, and what Maximus has done here really sets the stage for a new realm of Smart Home devices.

Gary Sullivan on Maximus Lighting

Posted on September 5, 2018

Maximus Lighting has made installing a camera around your home really, really easy.

Listen to part 1 and part 2.

Maximus Smart Security Light Review

Posted on August 22, 2018

Read the article at Costco Insider.

We had been eyeing the Maximus Smart Security Light in store for a while before we finally pulled the trigger, and we have to tell you, we were blown away. We’d definitely give it 5 out of 5 stars. After having it installed for a month now we figured it was time to share with you a review of it.

Read the article at House Method.

14. MAXIMUS Smart Security Light
Make your host or hostess feel safer in their home with the MAXIMUS Smart Security Light. This smart home security solution is built into an outdoor lighting fixture, and has a camera that detects movement at your door and sends real-time alerts to a smartphone.

Read the article at MakeUseOf.

The weatherproof Maximus Security Camera and Outdoor Light from Kuna is available in a number of different colors and styles to match your existing landscape.

Instead of obviously being a camera, like the Nest version designed for outdoors, the Maximus camera is more discreet, but just as powerful.

You’ll need to place the system where there is existing electrical wiring; Kuna promises installation takes just 15 minutes.

With a built-in motion sensor, you’ll receive an instant smartphone notification, and can view a live feed and hear video on the companion app. If necessary, you can communicate with people in range, send a pre-recorded voice message, or activate a 110-decibel alarm. Recordings of previous events are available to view in the cloud.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, you can also view a video feed from the camera on Echo Show, or the unique and inexpensive Echo Spot.

The Smart Home Trojan Horse

Posted on August 12, 2018

Read Jake Widman’s article and read the quote from our CEO.

Safety is among the top concerns when buying a home. Is the neighborhood safe, is the street safe, how can I make my home and family feel safer? Consumers often turn to smart home devices for more control, which brings savings and security to the home.

Take in-home, smart security cameras that aren’t tied to monthly plans and help track intruders. Once consumers realized the added value and benefits of easy monitoring inside the house, new products began to venture to the outside for even more control. For example, hidden cameras may be camouflaged in a light fixture or doorbell and placed outside the house to monitor activity and provide real-time alerts when movement is detected.

The bonus feature that many don’t realize comes along with the disguised camera and instant alerts (until they have one) is real-time interaction outside the home. Many don’t notice the tiny intercom on the smart security devices they just bought, but once they discover it, the ability to not only track and watch but engage with—and, let’s be honest, maybe scare off—someone at the front door from miles away is invaluable. Microphones that provide two-way communication will become a buying criteria for security products and have limitless potential for speaking to and interacting with other areas of the smart home.

-Mark Honeycutt