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Setting Up Your New Camera Porch Light

The Maximus Smart Security Light is now called the Kuna Camera Porch Light. Both products use the same setup flow in the Kuna App.


To set up your new Camera Porch Light, please make sure it's successfully installed and the status LED on the bottom left-hand side is flashing red. This flashing red status LED means that your Camera Porch Light is ready to be paired to your Kuna account. If your Camera Porch Light has not been installed yet, please refer to our installation instructions.


Step 1 - Download the Kuna App

First, download the free Kuna app from the Apple App Store (for iOS) or the Google Play Store (for Android).

You will need to create an account specifically for the Kuna App, even if you have created a separate account for the online store. If you already have a Kuna App Account, you can skip to Step 3.


Step 2 - Create an Account

When you open the Kuna app for the first time, you will see the login page. Tap the Get Started button to create a new Kuna App Account. You will be prompted to add your name, your email address, and to choose a password.




As soon as you have re-entered your password, tap Next on the top right-hand corner of the screen. Then, confirm that you would like to use that email address for your Kuna App Account, and you'll be all set. Your Kuna account has now been created, and you can skip to Step 4! 


Step 3 - Log In To Your Kuna Account

If you already have an account, you will log into the Kuna App using your Kuna App Account email and password. First, tap the Log In button on the welcome screen.



Once you tap Log In, you'll be prompted to log in using your Kuna App Account email address and password. If you don't remember your password, tap the Forgot Your Password? option to reset your Kuna App Account password.



After entering your Kuna App Account email address and password, tap NEXT on the top right-hand corner of your screen. You're now signed into your Kuna App Account!


Step 4 - Pair Your Camera Porch Light to Your Account

Once you log in to your Kuna account, you will see the Devices tab. If you have not yet paired any devices or if you do not have shared access to any devices, you will see the welcome screen below. To pair a device from the Welcome screen, tap the Set Up New Device button. 



If you already have shared access or a paired device, you will see a thumbnail of all the devices you currently have access to – like the screen shot below. In this case, you'll tap the Plus button on the top, right-hand side of the screen.




Once you have tapped either the Device Plus button or the Add Device button, you will be prompted to choose the type of device you would like to pair with your account. In this walkthrough, we'll be setting up a Camera Porch Light, so choose that option by tapping on the picture of the Camera Porch Light (also called Smart Security Light).  



To find out more about pairing a Kuna Companion, click here. To set up a Toucan camera, click here.

You will need to be close to your Camera Porch Light. We recommend holding your mobile device no more than 5 feet away from your light during this initial pairing process. 

If there are multiple Camera Porch Lights in the area, like in the screen shot below, the Kuna App will tell you which one is the closest. The one that you are pairing should have the strongest signal, so make sure that you're standing close to it. If the Kuna App displays multiple devices, the one you're setting up should have the strongest signal. If there is only one device in the area, then you can choose that one. 



Once you have identified the closest Camera Porch Light, tap that device's name to continue the setup process. In the screen shot below, we will choose New Device 1. 



IMPORTANT: If you are setting up multiple Camera Porch Lights, you will need to go through this setup process for each new Camera Porch Light, starting at Step 4. This allows you to set different locations and Wi-Fi networks for each Camera Porch Light, if you wish.


Step 5 - Choose a Name for Your Device

After selecting the Camera Porch Light that you would like to pair, the mobile app will prompt you to choose a name for this new light. The mobile app automatically suggests a few of the most popular names, but you can also choose a custom name. 

In the screen shot below, we will choose the name "Front Door" for our device. 



Step 6 - Connect Your Camera Porch Light to Wi-Fi

Now that you have chosen a name for your Camera Porch Light, it's time to connect it to your home's Wi-Fi network. The Kuna App will display all the Wi-Fi networks it can find in the area. Make sure that your home's Wi-Fi network displays at least two bars in the mobile app. If your Wi-Fi network shows less than two bars, or is not displayed in this section, move your wireless router closer to your Camera Porch Light or install a Wi-Fi extender between your router and the Camera Porch Light.

Once you have located your home's Wi-Fi network, tap on the network name to select it and move to the next section. In the screen shot below, we will select the Wi-Fi network "kuna".



Once you have selected the network for your Camera Porch Light, tap into the Wi-Fi password section and enter your home network's Wi-Fi password. We suggest using the Show Password function to ensure that your password is entered correctly. 



Once your Wi-Fi password is entered correctly, tap the Connect button in the top right-hand corner. 



Your Camera Porch Light will now connect to your home's Wi-Fi network! 


Step 7 - Select Your Timezone and Location 

Your Camera Porch Light will use the timezone to determine sunrise and sunset times for your location. The Kuna App will automatically suggest the timezone your mobile device is set to, but you can also select a different timezone. In the screen shot below, we'll choose the timezone "America/Los Angeles". 



After you set your timezone, we'll choose the city that your Camera Porch Light is setup in. The city information is used for the sunrise and sunset times for your light schedule. The Kuna App uses your approximate location to make your light schedule more accurate. You DO NOT need to provide your full address.



If you have set up any previous devices, the Kuna App will suggest a city for you. Otherwise, you can tap "Enter new location" to choose a new or different city for your device.


Step 8 - Select a Detection Sound

Your Camera Porch Light can play a pre-recorded message when motion is detected, as a way to greet or alert visitors. To use the default Chime sound, select "Yes - Use Defaults".




To change the sound, or turn the sound off, select "No - Change Greetings". Then, select a new sound, or "Off", and tap the arrow in the top lefthand corner to go back to the setup process.


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Step 9 - Set Up Your Light Schedule

The Kuna App will suggest using the default settings – turning the light on at dusk and off at dawn. If you would like to keep the default settings, tap "Yes – Finish Setup". If you would like to change the default settings, tap "No – Change light schedule".

To learn more about the light schedule options, click here. You can also change your light schedule at any time after you finish setting up your device.



Once you tap "Yes – Finish setup", you're done and ready to start using your new Camera Porch Light! If you need to set up any other devices, simply tap the "Set up more devices" button. 



IMPORTANT: Many of your Kuna App features will not work correctly until your firmware is up to date. You can wait for it to update automatically, or update it manually by tapping the Update Firmware button in your Camera Settings. To learn more about updating the firmware, click here.

Below are some additional Help Center articles to get you started with your new device:


Adjust the Motion Detection Sensitivity

Set Up Notifications for Individual Security Lights

Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal

What to Do if Your Device Goes Offline


If you run into any issues, or if you have any additional questions, click the Contact Us button below. We're happy to help!

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