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Playback on Detection – Legacy App

This article is for legacy app users. Check out this article if you have Kuna App version 2.0 or higher.


You now have the ability to play a pre-recorded message when something is detected! By default, this feature is set to off, but you can follow the instructions below to turn it on.


The chime (default) is intended to do the following:

    1. Let people know there’s a security system present to detect and deter 
    2. Get visitors/burglars to look at the camera to more clearly see their face
    3. Act as a deterrent for poor behavior if they know they're being recorded


Available messages

The messages available for this feature are all of the pre-recorded messages (including the new seasonal sounds) plus a special “chime” message. The chime is designed to alert visitors that they are being monitored by a security system.  


User interface & Configuration

This setting will be controlled from the camera settings menu, by clicking on the “gear” icon from the camera list view.

The top-level control (on/off) for this feature is a single toggle switch named “Play sound on detection”, in a “Detection Sound” section of the settings list. By default, this feature is turned off. When you toggle this on, two additional options will appear below the toggle:

  1. Which sound to play
  2. A button to test the detection sound

The default sound to play will be a “chime”. After toggling the top-level “Play sound on detection” switch, you will not need to configure any more settings for the default setup, and your kuna will now play the chime on a detection! 

If you wish to change the sound being played, you can do so in the “sound” field which appears beneath the “play sound on detection” toggle. After choosing a new sound from this list, it is automatically applied to the camera, and you're all set!



How often does the sound play?

The detection sound will play each time a new detection event occurs, i.e. each time a recording is started. If a recording is already in progress and someone else walks into the frame, or walks back into the frame, etc., the sound will not be re-played. This effectively limits the sound to be played once per minute or two.

At what volume does the sound play?

The sound is played at the same volume as a pre-recorded message from the live view, i.e. according to the volume preference that you have set for the camera. 

Can the sound be heard from the recordings?

Yes. You are most likely familiar with the fact that their push-to-talk audio is not present in the recordings, but pre-recorded messages are indeed present. This will allow them to capture people’s reactions to the sounds being played.

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