Smart cameras are very much in demand today. Two smart cameras that we will compare here are Maximums and Kuna Light. Both these smart cameras belong to the same brand and therefore share the same app and cloud but they are several stark differences in their features.
After testing both the products simultaneously for 10 days, we have come across several differences between both these smart cameras. We have compared both the products so that you can easily decide the one that you want to bring home between them.
We would suggest you consider Maximus floodlight over Kuna any day. It provides better results and better specifications than Kuna. It brings to you a more recent technology that Kuna floodlights do not have. However, Kuna Light also has certain advantages like greater operating temperatures that give them an edge over Maximums. Kuna might be of help to people who live in extreme environmental conditions.
Maximus Vs. Kuna Light: Comparison Chart
|Record Live view||Yes||Yes|
|Frames per second||15||15|
|On-demand Live view||Yes||Yes|
|Field of view||155 degrees diagonal||116 degrees diagonal|
|Optional power source||No||No|
|Motion detection feature||Yes||Yes|
|Person detection feature||After subscription||After subscription|
|Night vision||Full color||Full color|
|Sound detection feature||Yes||Yes|
|Cloud storage||2-hour event look back subscription||2-hour event look back subscription|
|Enviroment||-13 to 122 Fahrenheit (-25 °C to 50 °C)||-4 to 122 Fahrenheit (-20 °C to +50 °C)|
|Review, share and save||3 downloads per month (free subscription)||3 downloads per month (free subscription)|
|Instant app alerts||Yes||Yes|
|3-seconds look back||Yes||Yes|
|App support||iOS, Android||iOS, Android|
|Local back-up storage||No||No|
|Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant||Yes||Yes|
|IFTTT, Google Home Hub||No||No|
|LED Lights||2400 Lm, 5000K daylight color||Compatible with any LED, CFL, or incandescent bulb up to 100W|
|Operating temperature||-4 degrees F – 122 degrees F||-4 degrees F – 122 degrees F|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
1. Field Of ViewMaximums offers a wider field of view with 115 degrees diagonal range as compared to Kuna Light with a 116 diagonal range. Their viewing angle is the same with 40 degrees left, right, up and down. But still, Maximus offers a much flexible field of view and coverage than Kuna Light.
2. Motion Detector
Both smart cameras offer motion detector but they differ in their cover distance. Maximus can detect the motion up to 70 feet while whereas Kuna can detect the motion only up to 10 feet. With Maximus, you will have a peace of mind that your smart cameras would be able to capture any suspicious activity far and wide which you would not find with Kuna Light.
3. Operating Temperature
In terms of operating temperature, surprisingly Kuna light turns out to be a better product. Kuna Light has a much wider temperature limit that is -40 degrees F to 131 degrees F. In addition to this, it has also got IP43 rating which means that it is more resistant to an extreme environment.
Maximus, on the other hand, has the operating temperature range between 4 degrees F to 122 degrees F which is lesser as compared to Kuna. Therefore, it is less resistant to extreme environmental conditions which are a bit disappointing factor.
Both smart cameras are available in two different color combinations. Their different colors give them different looks. The Maximums is available in black and white color while Kuna Light Floodlight is available in black and bronze.
5. Internet Connection
Maximus Floodlight provides dual-band service. It can communicate over two bands that are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, bands. It helps in spreading out the data transmission which reduces the load on the network.
Kuna Floodlight offers only a single band service and that is a 2.4 GHz band. This is another factor where Maximus comes above Kuna.
6. Video Quality
The video quality of both devices is different. Maximus offers a much better video quality with 1080 p HD resolution whereas Kuna only provides 720 p resolution which is very less as compared to Maximus. It is the main difference between Maximus and Kuna that proves that Maximus would be a better choice for you.
7. LED Lights
Both the smart cameras use LED lights to monitor in the dark but their quality differs. Maximums has built-in light with 2400 lumens brightness and 5000K color temperature. You can easily turn the light on and off according to your schedule. It can even be motion-activated. With Kuna Light, you need to buy it separately. It is only compatible with LED, CFL or incandescent bulb (100 W). And unlike Maximus, the brightness of the light is also not pre-determined.
The products belong to the same brand and that is why they have a lot of similarities. Some of the basic similarities are as follows-
1. Voice Control
Both smart cameras are easily compatible with common voice controllers like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can easily operate them through your voice commands sitting comfortably on your couch watching T.V.
2. Rich Notifications
Rich notification feature lets you see the activity captured by your camera directly through your phone where it will automatically come on your phone screen without even unlocking it. It also lets you respond to the activity without unlocking your phone. This is a great feature for emergencies. Fortunately, this feature is present in both devices.
The siren is a very important addition to the smart cameras today. This feature adds more protection to your security system. As soon as the smart camera detects any intruder, the siren starts automatically scaring the intruder and alarming you of the danger so that you can prepare to protect yourself. Both Maximums and Kuna Light Floodlight have 115+ decibel siren attached to it for better security.
4. Night Vision
Both Maximus and Kuna light provide full-colored vision whether it is day or night. It is because they use the bulb to illuminate the area that they are capturing which is why you get a full-colored picture. Although this feature has some disadvantages as well as using the illuminating bulb in place of infrared can prove to be unreliable at times.
5. Cloud Storage And Subscription
Both Maximus and Kuna light offer free basic access to cloud storage. You can view the activities for the last 2 hours. You can also download a total of 3 videos per month. They provide all this without the subscription which is a great benefit that both these products offer.
6. Live View
You can easily get a live view of any place where you place your camera and even record the footage on demand through the Kuna app via your smartphone. This feature is present in both the camera floodlight.
7. Pre-recorded Messages
The pre-recorded messages let you give the messages to whoever would be coming to your door in your absence or if you want to convey something to someone on the door itself. It is present in both Maximums and Kuna Light.
8. Emergency Call
The first thing you need the most during any emergency is to find a phone and dial emergency number 911. In case if you have Maximus or Kuna Light, you would get this option directly on your Live view. It will automatically dial 911 and protect you in emergencies. It is a great feature on both devices.
Both Maximums and Kuna Light cameras have the zoom feature where you can easily zoom in the video and see even the minute details that would give you a clear view of what exactly is happening. With the zoom feature, you would not miss out anything however minute it is.
10. Two-way audio
Both smart cameras have a very nice feature of two-way audio. You can get a clear picture of what is happening at your home as it does not only let you see the footage, but also has an audio through which you can hear the sounds and get to know what exactly is going on. You can also interact with the visitor or intruder who the camera is capturing with the help of audio in the camera. This feature turns out to be really helpful to scare away the burglars or intruders. You can also ask your delivery man to place your order at a certain place or interact with him when you are not at home.
11. Motion Detection And Person Detection
Both smart cameras have motion detector and person detector. You need to have a subscription in order to access these two features but they are present in both the devices. They offer a lot of benefits. These detectors can easily differentiate between human being and other forms of motion and notify you as soon as they detect any motion going on in the coverage area. This feature adds to your home security.
Features And Technical Specifications Of Maximus
- Kuna App Features: 24/7 HD Video Live Feed, Pre-Recorded Messages, 2-Hour Event Look Back, 3 Downloads / Month, Two-Way...
- Kuna Premium Features: 7, 14 or 30 Event Look Back, Kuna AI (Advanced Detection), Lifetime Theft Protection, Unlimited...
- Hardware Features: 1080p HD camera, 115 DB siren, UL Wet Certified, Dimmable 2400 lumen/ 5000K (daylight color) lights,...
- Provides 24/7 HD video Live feed
- Has 1080p HD camera of a very high resolution
- Easy to install as it has no batteries
- Easily compatible with both Android and iOS devices
- Offers 155 degrees field of view
- Has 70 feet and 270 degrees wide motion detection range
- It is weather-resistant
- Offers built-in music quality speaker and microphone to communicate to the visitor
- Has quick access to emergency number 911 through the app
- It has the feature of automatic greetings
- Dimensions are 12″ * 10.8″ * 8
- Its material is plastic
- It is available in black and white color with a matte finish
- The total voltage it consumes is 100 V
- Its wattage is 36W
- Power source is hardwired through common cable wires
- Its bulb is LED
- Weight is 6 pound
- It offers one year warranty
- Items in the box-1 Maximus camera, 1 Locking switch, 1 PIR compartment, 1 Control compartment, 1 Mounting plate, 2 Lamp heads, 1 Power supply compartment, Installation Guide
Features And Technical Specifications Of Kuna Light
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa. Control your Kuna powered smart lights. Kuna is a smart home security camera in a stylish...
- The security device includes HD live and recorded video, two way intercom, alarm, smart motion detection alerts to your...
- Easy 15 minute installation with no batteries to replace so you have continuous protection around the clock;...
- Camera resolution is 720 p
- It is weather-resistant
- F of view is 116 degrees diagonal
- Provides 15 frames per second
- Available in black and bronze color
- Its voltage is 120 V
- It does not need any battery hence its installation is easy
- Height is 20.3 centimeters
- Weight is 3 pound
- Wattage is 75 Watt
- It offers one year warranty
- Items in the box-1 Kuna Light camera, 1 Locking switch, 1 PIR compartment, 1 Mounting plate, Installation Guide
Unfortunately, Maximus cameras do not offer compatibility with SmartThings. But you can easily connect it to the voice controllers like Google Home and Amazon Alexa.
Yes, the Maximus camera has the recording feature even when the internet connection goes off.
Yes, the Kuna brand is very particular about securing their smart cameras against hacking. These cameras are safe and strongly encrypted which will protect it against hackers and leakage of any information.
We hope that our comparison between the products helped you decide the better one for your home. A smart camera system in your home is a must for security. And one should choose the one matching your requirements. Both the Maximus and Kuna Light are quality products but Maximums has an upper hand.