On Tuesday (October 21), San Francisco-based Kuna launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for what’s considered the first effective break-in prevention solution. Kuna is a smart WiFi camera with intercom built in to an outdoor light fixture that detects people coming to your door and lets you see and interact with them through your smartphone.
In the age of the connected home, Kuna is your digital doorman, notifying you via an alert to your smartphone when someone comes to your home and letting you interact with them no matter where you are in the world. The Kuna app, available on iOS and Android, is the control center for Kuna. It confirms when loved ones and caregivers arrive at home and lets you to see who is at your door, interact with them through a speaker and mic in the light fixture, avoid opening the door for unwanted visitors, use pre-recorded greetings or alarms, control the light and alert you to deliveries dropped at your door.
With Kuna, your light becomes a smart light, empowering you to turn it on and off remotely, set a schedule, or automatically turn on in dusk-to-dawn mode or in response to motion. Kuna provides peace of mind and convenience with an always-on device that distinguishes between people coming, going, and staying at the door through patent-protected technology to minimize unwanted alerts.
Kuna is easy to install in approximately 15 minutes and doesn’t require you to run additional wiring or worry about power supply because it replaces any exterior wall-mounted light fixture.
Key features include:
- Clarity of 720p HD video, 116-degree field-of-view wide-angle lens
- Video streamed to smartphones through Kuna’s secure web servers
- Power via standard 120VAC through the mounted light fixture
- High-quality aluminum and glass fixture with a plastic base (for increased WiFi connectivity)
- 24/7 connectivity to the camera from anywhere your phone has internet
Kuna offers three styles of light fixtures: the Contemporary, the Craftsman and the Traditional, each in black matte or oil rubbed bronze starting at $269. Special pre-order pricing starting at $99; shipments will reach customers in Spring 2015.
Since its launch, the Kuna crowdfunding campaign has raised $42,107 thanks to 47 backers. It is set to close on November 30th.
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