In this second part of our best wireless outdoor cameras series, we’ll mostly be looking at Alarm.com’s outdoor PoE cameras. We’ll also review a battery operated outdoor camera called the Kuna, which is a relatively new, but unique option on the market worth considering. So without further ado, let’s go through each camera’s features and see how they stack up!
There are several ways to keep your home safe from property theft. One way is to invest into a home security system. Even though having a home security system is a great way to protect the things most valuable to you, sometimes that isn’t enough. Many homeowners in current times have opted to add some video surveillance equipment to their home security setup. One way to protect yourself against these types of losses is to invest in one or more PoE security cameras. Today we will be looking at some popular models of Alarm.com PoE cameras.
Before we start to take a look at some of Alarm.com’s PoE cameras we would first like to give our readers some background information about the company. Alarm.com was founded in 2002 as a way for end-users to use security systems remotely. They have since then expanded their market out to make security products of their own like their cameras.
Today many major security companies use Alarm.com services to power their remote control services for their security equipment. Link Interactive uses Alarm.com technology as well - when you sign up with any one of our monitoring plans, you will get access to Link Interactive’s Alarm.com powered mobile app, from where you would be able to control and monitor your security system and cameras.
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A note on PoE cameras:
You will need a switch, which is not provided with the camera. It includes everything you will need to get your camera up and running except for the switch. That you will need to purchase separately if you do not already have one. A switch looks like this and can be bought of Amazon (simply search for “PoE switch”):
The first Alarm.com camera we will be taking a look at is the ADC-VC836 Camera. The ADC-VC836 Camera can be used for indoors or outdoors. It is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s internet. You can power and connect your camera using its PoE feature. PoE means power over Ethernet. This allows you to not only power your camera but also connect to your home’s internet at the same time which gives you a more reliable connection, and one less wire to run through or along your wall.
You also have the option to power this camera via an AC power source, and you can connect it wirelessly to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It has a sphere like design, and is made from IP67 weather-proof material that allows you to use it rain or shine.
The video resolution is a crisp 1080P with a 108-degree viewing angle. It has infrared night vision that allows you to capture images up to 30 meters at night. The ADC-VC836 Camera is fairly easy to install.
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We have always loved Alarm.com products. They have been making security cameras for a while, and they are highly rated by end-users, including ours at Link Interactive. The ADC-VC836 Camera is a great camera, and we really like the fact that you can use it for outdoors or indoors. We also really like the fact that are several ways to power and connect your camera to your internet.
Another really great Alam.com camera that can be used for both indoors and outdoors is the ADC-VC826 Camera. The ADC-VC826 Camera is very similar to the ADC-VC836 Camera - it can be powered and connected via an Ethernet connection (PoE). You have the option to also power this camera via an AC power source, and connect it wirelessly to your home’s internet.
The ADC-VC826 Camera has really cool modern design that looks like a sphere-shaped spaceship. It is made from high-quality IP67 material that can withstand the toughest of elements.
It has a video resolution of 1080P with a 108-degree viewing angel, and has a pan/tilt feature that allows you to pan your camera from 0 to 365 degrees, and you can tilt it from 0 to 75 degrees. It includes infrared night vision that allows you to capture images up to 98 feet at night.
Just like the ADC-V836 camera the ADC-VC826 Camera can be a DIY type of install, and it comes with everything you need for an easy installation except for the switch (which we covered in the previous section).
So all in all, the ADC-VC826 Camera is another really great camera made by Alarm.com. We really like its modern design, and we know it would fit well with any style of home. We also really love the pan/tilt feature of the ADC-VC826 Camera.
The Alarm.com Outdoor ADC-V723 Camera, although the only non-PoE camera covered in this post, is a great camera for protecting your valuables that are located on the outside of your home. The Outdoor ADC-V723 is a wireless camera that is powered through an AC power source so you want to make sure you have one nearby. It works by connecting directly to you home’s WIFI network. It has modern design that will look good on the outside of any home and has an amazing video resolution of 1080P, with a 117-degree field of view.
The Outdoor ADC-V723 also has really great night vision, and it will allow you to capture images up to 40 feet at night. It is made from IP66 weather-proof material which allows for it to withstand the toughest of elements. The camera is also DIY (do it yourself) type of install, and you will receive everything you need to get your camera up and running in a matter of minutes.
Alarm.com’s Outdoor ADC-V723 Camera is packed full of features. We really like its video resolution, and that fact you can capture images up to 40 feet in the dark. We also really like the fact that is made from material that will make sure it will last for years to come. The one thing that we didn’t like about the Outdoor ADC-V723 Cam is that it does not have a 2-way audio feature. However, most outdoor cameras do not, so that’s no biggie.
To find out more about the ADC-V723 camera and possibly make a purchase, see our offer here.
The Alarm.com Mini Bullet ADC-VC726 Camera is super compact and feature packed. The camera itself measures only 6.9 x 4.5 x 4 inches making it really easy to place. In addition, it’s cone shaped design allows you to place it in discreet places.
You can use your Mini Bullet ADC-VC726 for both indoors or outdoors due to its IP67 weather-proof material, and can actually power this camera through PoE (power over Ethernet) which allows you to power and connect your ADC-VC726 Cam simultaneously. You also have the option of powering it through an AC power source and connect it to your home’s WIFI network.
The camera has a resolution of 1080P with night vision technology that allows you to capture images up to 90 feet at night. And the install type is a DIY type of install as well, and everything is included for easy installation.
The ADC-VC726 Camera may be a small camera, but it does not lack when it comes to power and features. We really like the night vision technology of the Mini Bullet ADC-VC26 Camera. We also like its compacted design which makes it very discreet.
The Alarm.com Outdoor Bullet ADC-VC736 Camera is the perfect camera for outdoor use. It is made from IP67 weather-proof material that allows you to use it rain or shine. It is powered through PoE as well which gives you continuous power and a continuous connection. This camera however does not have the ability to be powered through an AC power source, and it cannot connect to your home’s WIF network. It has a video resolution of 1080P with an 86-degree viewing angle. The night vision for the Outdoor Bullet ADC-VC736 Camera allows you to capture images up to an astonishing 260 feet. It too is a DIY type of installation, and has everything you need for the installation included with the camera.
The Outdoor Bullet ADC-VC736 is one powerful outdoor camera. We really love the outstanding range of the camera’s night vision. We also like the fact that it is powered via PoE which allows for extremely convenient mounting (no power source needed). We do however wish that they did give you the option to power this camera through an AC power source, and to be able to connect to your home’s WIFI network.
One thing that makes using Alarm.com cameras so great is the fact you get to use them with the Alarm.com app. You can download the Alarm.com app for Apple, Android, and PC devices. With the Alarm.com app you can stream and view live and recorded video right from your smart phone. You can also customize the features of your Alarm.com cameras right from the app. When your camera starts to record you will be sent a push notification from the app on your phone. If you have other compatible security equipment that works with Alarm.com you can control those along with your cameras right from the app.
The Alarm.com app is not free to use, and you will need to pay a monthly subscription service to be able to view recorded video clips. Get in touch with Link Interactive to sign up for an Alarm.com home security monitoring plan and to get prices on all cameras and home security equipment.
Alarm.com has been providing consumers like yourself with security solutions and products for a very long time now. They are dedicated in making products that will last, and this is reflected in their video surveillance cameras. Their cameras are all made from high-quality materials, and are packed full of features that every consumer is looking for. If you are looking to purchase one of these cameras that we went over today you can do so by getting a free quote from Link Interactive.
Here’s a couple new cleverly designed security cameras on the market, Kuna’s Maximus Camera Floodlight and Maximus Smart Security Light.
A lot of you reading this may have a security system for your home, and are looking for ways to add some extra security to it. Many homeowners with home security systems add some surveillance equipment to give themselves some extra protection. Before we delve deep into Kuna’s home security cameras, if you’re interested in getting a home security system with your cameras, check out our home security system at Link Interactive which you can get for a very affordable price.
The Kuna Maximus Camera Floodlight is a security camera that is definitely worth taking a look at. It’s design really makes it stand out from other security cameras that are currently on the market due to the level of discretion it gives. It has a ton of features that allow you to really customize it to fit your specific security needs.
The Maximus Camera Floodlight is full of features that consumers are looking for. The design looks like your average 2-bulb floodlight which makes it discreet. It is made from weatherproof material that will keep the camera working rain or shine. The camera is wireless which means it works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. It is powered like any other floodlight, by being directly wired into a power source. The Maximus Camera Floodlight also comes with everything you need to get it up and running in a matter of minutes. It has a video resolution of 1080P with a 155-degree wide angle field of view. The camera also has a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate with and hear whomever is around your camera.
Our Take: The Kuna Maximus Camera Floodlight’s basic features are pretty standard when comparing it to other security cameras that are similar. We do like that the Maximus Camera Floodight is a combination camera which gives an added layer of protection with its floodlight feature. We also really like the field of view due to it allowing to capture video from a large field of view. We do wish that the Kuna Camera Floodlight had different powering options other than being directly wired into a power source.
The Maximus Camera Floodlight’s advanced features help it standout from other security cameras that are currently on the market. The most standout out feature is its flood lights. The Maximus Camera Floodlight has an illumination of 2400 lumens which really illuminates the area around the camera. The camera also captures images in the dark in full color. It uses motion sensing technology that will trigger your Floodlight to start recording, and it can detect objects up to the 70 feet away from the camera. It has a built-in audible siren that is a 115-decibels loud. The camera also has advanced image technology that will ignore small objects and only record the things that matter. You can use smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to use voice commands to control your Maximus Camera Floodlight as well.
Our Take: **The Maximus Camera Floodlight has a lot of advanced features. We really love the fact that the camera includes floodlights due to its ability to allow you to capture images at night in full color. We also like the fact that it has a built-in audible siren due to the fact many other cameras on the market do not have this feature which can deter home invaders. We also think being able to use smart home assistants is a nice touch.
App, video storage and pricing
All of the features for your Maximus Camera Floodlight can be accessed through the Kuna app. The Kuna app is free to download, and it works for Apple and Android Devices. The app allows you to view live and recorded video clips. You can also customize the features of your Floodlight right from the Kuna app. When your Camera Floodlight detects motion and starts to record, you will be sent an instant push notification through the Kuna app. You can download 3 video clips per month at no cost, but fore more video storage you will need to pay a month to moth fee. If you are looking to purchase the Maximus Camera Floodlight you will pay around $325.
The Maximus Camera Floodlight offers a lot of free services you can use with it. You will get 24/7 live video, 2-way talk, pre-recorded messages, smart detection, 2-hour event lookback, 3 video clip downloads a month, push notifications, and light control at no cost. Kuna has several paid services and plans that give you all of the free features plus more.
Their Essential Security plan covers 1 Kuna cam, gives you 7-days of video look back, unlimited video clip downloads, theft protection, and 5% off future Kuna purchase for $4.99 per month.
Their Peace of Mind plan which covers 4 Kuna cams, gives you 14-days of video look back, unlimited video clip downloads, theft protection, and 10% off future Kuna purchases for $9.99 per month.
Their last plan is their Absolute Control plan which covers 8 Kuna cams, gives you 30-days of video look back, unlimited video clip downloads, theft protection, and 15% off future Kuna purchases for $19.99 per month.
Warranty and returns
The Kuna Maximus Camera Floodlight is a DIY (do it yourself) type of install which means the camera will need to be set up by you. You will have 60 days from the point of purchase to return your camera for a full refund. The Kuna Maxiumus Camera Floodlight also includes a 1-year limited warranty. Customer support for the Kuna camera is only available in the USA and Canada.
One of the things that we look for when shopping around for security equipment is how discreet the type of equipment is. When installing security equipment, especially video surveillance cameras, you want to make sure it is not super obvious to others where they are located. Seeing security equipment can be a deterrent for some home invaders, but other see it as way to plan on how to avoid this type of equipment. Companies who make security equipment have this in mind when they design their products, and in this section of the post we will be taking a look at a security camera that is hidden in plain sight called the Maximus Smart Security Light by Kuna.
The Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light is not your average security camera. It looks just like a lamp light fixture that many homes have. The design of the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light is such so that it can be hidden in plain sight. It is made from weatherproof material which means it will work in rain or shine. The Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light is wireless and works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. It is powered through the wiring of your existing light fixture which allows you to have continuous power. It has a video resolution of 720P with a 116-degree field of view. The camera also has motion sensing technology that will trigger your Smart Security Light to start recording. The Kuna Maximus Security Light also includes a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate and hear whomever is around your Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light.
Our Take: ******The Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light’s basic features are pretty standard when compared to other cameras. The one thing we really loved about the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light is the design due to the fact it doesn’t look like a traditional security camera which makes it very stealthy. We also really the wide field of view for this camera. We do wish that the video resolution was a little higher.
The Kuna Maximus Security Light has a lot of advanced features. The main advanced features that really makes the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light stand out from other security cameras is its light fixture. You can use an LED bulb (sold separately) to put into the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light’s light fixture. This will allow you to capture images in full color even when there is no light around the camera. The Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light includes smart detection technology that will keep it from being triggered by small objects such as insects, and it will only be triggered when a car or human signature has been detected. It also allows you to review 10 seconds of activity before your camera is triggered which allows you to get the whole story of what event caused your camera to be triggered. The Kuna Maximus Security Light includes a built-in siren that is 115-decibels loud. You can customize the built-in siren to be triggered for certain events. You can also set up prerecorded messages for when the. The Kuna Maximus Security Light works with smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa which will allow you to control your Kuna Maximus Security Light using voice commands.
Our Take: **The Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light advanced features really make it stand out from other security cameras that are currently on the market. We lik that the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light has a light fixture because it adds a level of discretion to it that other cameras just don’t’ have. We also really like the smart detection technology of the Kuna Maximus Smart Security Light due to it cutting down on the number of unnecessary alerts. The fact that you can use smart home assistants is another nice touch of the Kuna Maximus Security Light.
The Kuna Camera Floodlight is a great video surveillance camera that is built to last. The Kuna Camera Floodlight is not just your average video surveillance camera, it also includes a floodlight feature that most video surveillance cameras don’t have. The features of the Kuna cameras are meant for you to able to keep a close eye on the things you love, and it is packed full of features for you to do so. However, if you would like to tie in your cameras with a security system, keep reading to find out why you should get a Link Interactive system.
Link Interactive cameras
If you’re looking for an all-in-one home security solution that provides not only video cameras/surveillance but intrusion and fire safety as well, give Link Interactive a shot. Link Interactive is an authorized Alarm.com home security services dealer, meaning with Link Interactive you get the best in home security monitoring services, which includes 24/7 professional monitoring by a third-party monitoring station and self-monitoring through an iPhone/Android app. The other great thing about Link Interactive is that you have multiple camera options to choose from, all the way from indoor to outdoor to doorbell video cameras.
You can get a quote from Link Interactive here, or call them at (877) 826-5443.;