Maximus Smart Security Light at Costco

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Maximus Smart Security Light (Costco #1145059) is an outdoor light with built-in HD security camera. It will record high definition video with sound. Video clips are stored in cloud where you can review and download. You can watch live video feed and control the unit with your mobile devices. It comes with basic free services which can be upgraded to paid services.

My favorite function is audio and light alert when somebody approaches to my door. To me, that alert alone is worth of purchasing the unit. Bad guys are unlikely to pursue my house after seeing that.  See video below.

It took me less than 30 minutes to install the light. I didn’t bother to read the instruction. I spent extra time taking pictures of my progress. So, installation was straight forward. Connecting camera to home network was simple as well. I followed online instruction (click this, tap that). If you are reading my blog, chances are you can connect the camera to your home network.  But, some people will find it difficult to set it up.

Costco sells these security lights for $139.99.  They sell them at my local Costco warehouse.

With purchase of the light, you receive these free services.

  • Covers 1 camera
  • Live Video
  • 2-Way Audio
  • 2 hour event look back.

With paid services ($4.99, $9.99, or $19.99) you get.

  • Covers multiple cameras (1, 4, or 8 cameras)
  • Extended event look back (7, 14, or 30 days)
  • Unlimited download
  • And more.

I received this light as a review unit.  If this light breaks down for some reason, I will buy the same unit to replace it.  Once you have this light, there is no going back.  I cannot imagine NOT having this light. I really like that alert. To me it’s all about that alert.  And, I can see how video function can greatly improve quality of life for a lot of people.

Official video