Maximus Smart Security Light at Costco

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

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

It took me less than 30 minutes to install the light. I didn’t bother to read the instruction. It took me extra time because I was taking pictures of the progress. Installation was straightforward. Connecting camera to home network was simple as well. I followed online instructions (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.

Installing the lamp can be challenging if you haven’t done such things in the past.

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.

Official video