App-Controlled Motion-Activated Light With Camera


LM56176

Experience home monitoring from anywhere with the KODA™ Motion-Activated Light with Camera. Never worry about unwanted visitors going unnoticed during daytime or at night, while away or at home. Setup is simple with flexible powering options to either plug into outdoor outlet or replace an existing outdoor light fixture through direct wire connection.

 
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  • Instruction Manual
  • Videos
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Welcome to better home monitoring with the new Koda Motion-Activated Light with Camera with exclusive UltraSense™ technology!

Make it simple. Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, the Koda LightCam will stay alert to keep you updated on the events happening around your home. Or if you just want to check in from a remote location.

Exclusive UltraSense™ 2-Step Motion Detection Technology

Two-step motion sensing technology for superior motion analysis to only send you important notifications, not when leaves are moving. By intelligently identifying the object and movement, UltraSense™ uses advanced algorithms to pick out the activity you care about and send notifications to your phone via 2.4GHz WiFi network. Traditional motion-triggered security camera using PIR infrared sensor can be falsely triggered by unimportant events such as blowing curtains, light changes, or moving shadows.

Monitor Your Home at All Times

See crisp videos in real-time or review missed events* with 1080p HD and night vision. To make sure you never miss anything important, Koda LightCam features 3 seconds of pre-event and 7 seconds of post-event recording (10 seconds total) to capture the full event, making sure you see the event before the motion is detected not someone's back as they are leaving.

Direct Wire or Plug-in Power Options

Whether you need to replace an existing outdoor light or need to plug into an outlet, the Koda LightCam comes with both hardwire and plug options so you have greater flexibility for installation around your home.

Ultra-Bright Floodlight with Audible and Visual Alarms

The smart motion sensor simultaneously triggers an ultra-bright LED light, begins recording video*, and sends you an alert so you know what matters most to you is being monitored. Activate the Siren feature in the app to alerts neighbors and unwanted visitors with a 90db siren and a flashing red status light.

Advanced Controls in Your Hands

With the Koda app you can activate the lights, sound the alarm, talk and listen to the visitors. You can even customize the sensitivity to fit different environments.

A Smart Home Surveillance System

Keep track of what's going on around your home, and feel rest assured you won't miss a thing. The app's Live View interface supports multi-camera access so you can monitor all Koda cameras from one single view.

*Reviewing automatically saved, motion-triggered videos requires a cloud subscription plan "Koda Vault".

Get the most out of your
Koda LightCam with

Koda Vault

Cloud Recording
 

Get the most out of your
Koda LightCam with

KODA VAULT

Cloud Recording


Power
(Hardwire) 120-240Vac, 50/60Hz / (Plug-in) 120Vac
Video Resolution
1080p Full HD
Viewing Angle
106° field of view
IR Night Vision
Up to 9.8ft (3m)
Connectivity
802.11b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz with minimum 2 Mpbs upload and download speeds
Audio
Two-way audio with noise cancellation
Weather-Resistance
IP65 rated
Operating Temperature
-4°F~104°F (-20°C~40°C)
Dimensions (D x W x H)
3.11 in x 7.59 in x 3.22 in (7.9 cm x 19.3 cm x 8.2 cm) (includes external heat sink)
Security
HTTPS connection for device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud
128-bit AES encryption for device-to-device data transfer
WPA and WPA for encryption

Requirements (not included):

  • Koda smart home app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  • Smartphone running on iOS 9 or newer, or Android 5.0 or newer
  • WiFi connection with minimum 2 Mbps upload and download speeds running on 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4GHz at the installation location
  • Motion-triggered Cloud recording requires a subscription plan
  • Power hammer drill and 1/4 in. (6.3 mm) masonry drill bit

Package Includes:

  • Motion-Activated Light with Camera
  • Wall Mounting Plate
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • S-Hook
  • 2 x Mounting Screws
  • 2 x Drywall Anchors
  • 2 x Junction Box Screws
  • Power Box Screw (Spare)
  • Rubber Cover (Spare)
  • Waterproof Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide

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Before You Buy

What are the minimum requirements for installing and using the Koda LightCam?

  • Smartphone running Apple iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android running on 5.0 or newer.
  • 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n WiFi router running minimum 2 Mbps upload ad download speeds at the installation location. You can stream a video at the installation location while using your home WiFi to test the speeds.
  • Power hammer drill and 1/4 in. (6.3mm) masonry drill bit if installing on stucco, brick, concrete, or other masonry material.

    Optional tools recommended:
  • Level to make sure the product is parallel and perpendicular.
  • Sealant if not installing under a roof or awning.

General Questions

How does the Koda LightCam work?

Our approach to designing this product was to make it as easy as possible to use. It is for outdoor installation at a location that is either replacing an existing light fixture or close enough to an outdoor outlet to plug into that outlet. Our plug-in and hardwire flexible powering options accommodates the different installation location. Customization and viewing the camera is done through your Apple or Android smartphone device. Don’t forget, you will also need a stable 2.4GHz WiFi network to reach the location your Koda LightCam will be installed in order send notifications, capture and send events, and to view live.
Please see this video on some of the features offered in action.

Does the Koda LightCam require WiFi connection to work?

Yes, 2.4GHz WiFi with minimum upload and download speeds of 2 Mbps. To test your WiFi speed, simply be on your 2.4GHz WiFi network at the location you wish to install at and type “WiFi speed test” in your web browser. Follow the instructions from the site to test your WiFi speeds.

Do I need an existing junction box to install the Koda LightCam?

One of the great features about the Koda LightCam is the two powering options for flexible installation. Each Koda LightCam has a power supply cord already pre-installed to plug into an outdoor-rated outlet. Or if you want to install by direct wiring instead, follow the simple steps to remove the power supply cord for installation to replace an existing junction box.

Can my events be saved to a network video recorder (NVR) device?

No, events captured are saved to the cloud for a small fee or they can be manually saved to your smartphone if you’re viewing live.

Do I need a hub to use the Koda LightCam?

No, the Koda LightCam connects directly to your home’s 2.4GHz WiFi network without having to go through a hub.

How long is the power supply cord on the Koda LightCam?

6 ft / 1.83 m

Is the Koda LightCam battery powered?

No, the Koda LightCam must be plugged to a wall outlet or hardwired to an existing junction box running on AC power.

Can I run an ethernet cable to the Koda LightCam?

No, the Koda LightCam does not have an ethernet port to power (Power over Ethernet) or connect to the network.

Installation

I need help with installation

Check our installation videos for basic installation and more in-depth installation. If you still have questions, please reach out to our customer support team at info@kodabuilt.com.
Direct Wire Install
Plug-in Install
Koda App Walkthrough
Always contact a certified electrician if you are not sure how to directly wire the Koda LightCam to your existing light fixture or if you are not comfortable installing it yourself.

Can I use an extension cord with the Koda LightCam? [Plug-in Install]

It is better to plug directly to a wall outlet than an extension cord as the plug from the Koda LightCam can slowly pull away from the extension cord connector over time, exposing the plug to the weather elements. If you must use an extension cord, make sure it is outdoor-rated and suitable for the power requirements of the Koda LightCam.

Do I need to use sealant or caulk around my Koda LightCam’s power box?

It is best to use sealant or caulk to prevent water from entering the junction box when hardwiring. It is not mandatory, but highly recommended if your Koda LightCam is not installed under a roof or awning.

Can I mount the Koda LightCam on a surface other than wood, stucco, brick, or concrete?

We do not recommend mounting the Koda LightCam on any surfaces outside wood, stucco, brick, or concrete.

Compatibility

Is the Koda LightCam compatible with my Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, Samsung Bixby, etc. devices?

No. The Koda LightCam currently does not support those third-party devices.

If I buy a new smartphone, can I still access my Koda LightCam account?

Yes. Download the Koda app from your new smartphone’s Apple iOS or Google Play stores and enter your account information at login to access your account.

If you have snapshots or videos that were saved manually, you must download the events you want to save to your new smartphone to access in the future.

My router only has 5GHz WiFi, can I still use the Koda LightCam?

No. The Koda LightCam is only compatible with 2.4GHz WiFi running 802.11 b/g/n protocols.

Can I use the Koda LightCam outside the U.S.?

The Koda LightCam is intended to be used in the U.S. right now. We may offer the product or a variation of the product in other countries later.

Technical / WiFi Help

I'm having difficulty pairing my Koda LightCam to my smartphone.

  1. Press the Pairing/Reset button on the LightCam for 8 seconds for a factory reset – status light will flash solid yellow. It will take about 8 seconds to complete.
  2. While that’s resetting, open the Koda app > tap LightCam > tap “+” (upper right corner) > tap Next on the next three screens.
  3. At this point the Koda LightCam should be alternating blue and red status lights. If not, hold the pairing button for 5 seconds and release for the Koda LightCam to alternative blue and red lights.
  4. In the app, tap “Go to WiFi Settings” to go to the Koda app permissions page > tap “ Settings” (upper left corner) > tap “Wi-Fi” near the top of iPhone settings page > tap “KODA-LM01-xx” (it may take a few seconds to find) > once there is a checkmark next to “KODA-LM01-xx”, go back to the Koda app.
  5. Select or enter a name for your device.
  6. Select network and enter WiFi network password. Tap “Connect with LightCam”.
  7. LightCam should be solid green at this point.

If you own an Android phone with an operating system of Android 9.0 or newer, you may need to turn your mobile data off to finish pairing.

  1. Go to your Android’s device Settings > tap Connections > tap Data Usage > toggle Mobile Data to off and confirm turning it off.
  2. Go back to the Koda LightCam app and complete the setup.
  3. Once the setup is complete, go back into your Android settings mentioned in step 1 and switch the Mobile Data back to on.

My WiFi seems slow at the installation location. / My WiFi does not reach the installation location.

The installation location may be too far from the router or there is interference. Consider installing a WiFi extender near the installation location or move your router closer to the installation location. When purchasing a WiFi extender, purchasing from the same manufacturer as your router is recommended as the chances of compatibility are higher.

Interference may be caused by:

  • Walls (concrete and metal materials have higher probability of blocking WiFi signal) 
  • Mirrors 
  • Microwave ovens 
  • Wireless speakers 
  • Water / fish tanks 
  • Satellite 
  • Breaker boxes 
  • Neighbor’s WiFi 
  • Telephones running on 2.4GHz technology
  • Other WiFi dependent products (baby monitors, wireless cameras, etc.) 
If you already cannot stream videos smoothly while inside the home with minimum 2 Mbps upload and download speeds, then the issue may be due to your current home router. Purchasing a new router may help in this case.

My home WiFi only runs on 5GHz. Can I still use your Koda LightCam?

No, the Koda LightCam only runs on 2.4GHz. It does not offer dual networks or run on 5GHz network.

Will I receive notifications when I am away (smartphone not connected to my home WiFi network)?

Yes, this requires your smartphone have a data plan with your existing cellular carrier or at the country you are traveling to. Your cellular carrier may charge a fee to use their data plan.

I’m not receiving notifications on my smartphone.

1. Your notifications on your smartphone may be disabled.
 
Apple iPhone: Go to your iPhone’s device Settings > tap Notifications > tap the KODA app > select Enable Notifications > select the alert type you wish to receive (Lock Screen, Notification Center, and/or Banner).
 
Android phones: Go to your Android’s device Settings > tap Notifications > enable notifications from the Koda app. Or, go to your Android’s device Settings > tap Apps > tap the KODA app > tap Notifications (under App Settings) > enable notifications.  
 
2. Your motion sensor on your Koda LightCam may be disabled.

Open the Koda app > select LightCam and select your LightCam > tap Camera Settings > adjust the Motion Trigger Range bar based on your preferred motion sensitivity to Shortest, Short, or Longest.

Note: If the Motion Trigger Range bar is set to off, you will not receive motion notification alerts even if it is enabled in your phone’s device settings.

3. Make sure your Koda LightCam firmware is up to date.

Open the Koda app > select LightCam and select your Koda LightCam > tap Device Settings > tap Upgrade, if a new firmware is available for download.

Downloading updated firmware may take a while depending on when you last updated the firmware and WiFi download speeds.

My flood light does not automatically turn off.

If you turned the flood light on from the app, you must manually disable it from the app as well. It will not automatically turn off when you close the app.

If you are not manually enabling the floodlight from the app, then the reason the flood light is staying on is due to motion detected. You can access the Camera Setting to decrease the duration the flood light stays on for and/or decrease the sensitivity by decreasing the distance in the Motion Trigger Range to Shortest.

Do I need WiFi connection to setup or use the Koda LightCam?

Yes, 2.4GHz WiFi connection running minimum 2Mbps upload and download speeds at the installation location is required to use the Koda LightCam.

I can’t access live view from the Koda app.

Make sure power is running to the Koda LightCam and your home router. Common uses such as bandwidth limitations, router settings, and router interference may also cause slow live view response or interference.

Do I need to re-pair the Koda LightCam if I purchase a new router or change the router password?

If you are only changing the network or router and the new network or router is already up and running along with the one your Koda LightCam is already connected to, you can update the network from the Koda app without having to re-pair the Koda LightCam. In most cases, your Koda LightCam will continue to be connected to WiFi even if you change your network password.
 
If your previous network is not running and wish to change to a new network, follow the directions below.
 
Open the Koda app > select a Koda LightCam to update > tap Device Settings > tap Change WiFi Network > select the new network and/or enter that network’s password.
 
If you need to re-pair your Koda LightCam to your phone, hold the Reset button on the back of your Koda LightCam until it flashes solid blue before alternating between blue and red flashing LEDs. It is now ready to be paired.

I cannot pair my Koda LightCam to my smartphone.

Make sure the following checklist applies:

  • You are using a 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n WiFi router
  • You have a minimum 2 Mbps upload and download speeds at the installation location. You can use an online speed checker while connected to WiFi at the installation location to check. Type “WiFi speed check” in your smartphone’s browser window to find one suitable for you.
  • Try cycling the power by unplugging and re-plugging the Koda LightCam or by resetting the circuit breaker to the Koda LightCam.
Please contact customer service. We will need to know the brand and model of your router and smartphone, and Koda app version you are using. In some cases, there are parental controls or firewall security enabled on your network preventing the connection. Other issues may include:
 
  • Compatibility issues with older model WiFi routers.
  • Running the product on captive portal networks. These are typically free WiFi connection hotspots that time out and/or require you to agree to terms of service.
  • Open-source firmware such as DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and Tomato.
  • WiFi router has a limited number of total connected devices that can be connected at the same time.

Koda Vault Cloud Subscription

What is Koda Vault?

Koda Vault is the cloud storage platform for your Koda LightCam product. It is not mandatory to have in order to use the Koda LightCam, but it does offer benefits a non-paid subscription does not offer. Click here to see the benefits of a Koda Vault subscription:

How do I subscribe to a Koda Vault cloud storage plan?

You can pay for cloud subscription through the Koda app or from https://live.kodabuilt.com/ from your browser. We accept PayPal and most major credit cards. Watch our subscription video guide to add a cloud subscription to your Koda LightCam. You must have a Koda app account in order to subscribe and pay for cloud subscription.
 
 

Open the KODA app > tap the Menu icon koda app menu iconon the top left of the home page > log into your Koda account (same user name and password as the app) > select the Koda LightCam you want to subscribe to > tap Subscription Plan > tap Add Plan > select a plan > read the terms and select a payment method > enter payment details before placing the order.

What happens if I do not buy a subscription?

Adding a subscription to your Koda LightCam helps capture any missed events to give you the most use out of your Koda LightCam.

There are still great features accessible to you if you choose not to subscribe. These standard features include manually recording videos and snapshots saved to your in-app Gallery (available for download), notification alerts when motion is detected, auto-on flood light at night when motion is detected.

Can I try the Koda Vault cloud services before paying for a subscription plan?

All new Koda LightCams purchased from an authorized retailer includes a free Koda Vault trial for you see the full benefits before deciding if a paid subscription is right for you. There are no long-term contracts with any Koda Vault plans, so it’s easy to cancel as well.

Do I need to pay for Koda Vault cloud recording / storage?

There is a small $4/month fee to record and save events to the cloud.

Even without cloud storage, you will still receive notifications when motion is detected, and record videos and capture snapshots live directly onto your smartphone’s camera roll. The benefit of Koda Vault cloud storage is added peace-of-mind knowing your Koda LightCam will continue to monitor and capture motion-activated events when you’re not around to view live.

Can I move my subscription to a different Koda LightCam or Koda camera?

No, subscriptions cannot be re-assigned. You will need to cancel the subscription on the Koda LightCam you no longer wish to subscribe to and purchase a new subscription for the other cameras.

Note: We recommend you cancel your subscription towards the of your monthly billing cycle period to finish using your subscription for the month. Once you select to cancel your subscription plan, you will no longer have access to previously captured footage saved on the cloud. Before cancelling, always download important snapshots and videos to your smartphone.

Can I access my Koda Vault cloud footage from a browser?

Go to https://live.kodabuilt.com/ from your browser > enter your Koda account information (same user name and password as the app) > select a camera to review.

Why does cloud storage cost money?

Events captured need to be stored at a data center. Data centers are costly and require regular maintenance, electricity costs, and additional equipment to support the centers. Our subscription costs are considered relatively low and/or competitive compared to our competitors.

What happens if I don’t subscribe to a Koda Vault cloud subscription plan?

You can still use many of the great features offered such as motion notifications, live view, siren, two-way audio communication, motion-activated light feature, record live video and images, and more. We do recommend subscribing to our low-cost plan to store all events in case you are not in front of your smartphone if an important event does occur.

Will I still receive notifications if I’m in another country?

Yes, you will still receive notifications as long as your smartphone is connected to a network.

How do I cancel my Koda Vault plan?

Open the Koda app > tap the Menu icon koda app menu icon > tap Subscription Plan > Select the camera you to unsubscribe from.

I deleted my Koda app account before removing my Koda Vault plan. Will I still be charged for cloud service?

Koda Vault is an extension within the Koda app; deleting your account does not stop reoccurring payments. If you are no longer able to access your account, contact customer service at info@kodabuilt.com from the email address used to sign up for the account to let the Koda team know to put a stop payment on your Koda Vault cloud services. Please note, this may take up to three business days to see.

We may ask for additional information associated with Koda app account, but we will never ask you for your password or credit card information.

Do I need to pay to use the Koda app?

The Koda app is free to download and use. Add-ons such as cloud subscription is available for a small fee. You will also need a data plan from your cellular service provider in order to access videos saved on the cloud and live view when you’re not connected through WiFi. Costs to use your service provider’s data plan varies by provider.

I’m still seeing reoccurring monthly payments even though I deleted my Koda app.

Deleting the Koda app does not stop reoccurring payments to your Koda Vault subscription. You must unsubscribe from each Koda LightCam in order to stop payments.

If for some reason you are not able to log into your Koda account anymore, please email customer service at info@kodabuilt.com from the email address you originally used to sign up for your Koda app. Only the owner of the account can make changes to their account details.

App Features and Functions

What are the different features and functions offered in the Koda app?

  • Multi-camera access for all Koda cameras from one single view
          • Listen & Talk
          • Remote Access Siren
          • Snapshot
          • Record View
          • Activate Floodlight
          • Customizable Camera & Devices Settings
          • Motion-triggered video clips

How do I download snapshots and videos I recorded manually?

Open the Koda app > select LightCam > tap Gallery from the LightCam you want to browse through > tap the snapshot or video you wish to download > tap the Share icon to download or share.

How do I use Split View?

Tap the Split View tab > tap the + icon > create a new name for your group of cameras > select three or four cameras to group > tap Finish.

Note: Split View is only available when three or four cameras are grouped. If you only have one or two cameras, Split View will not be available for use.

Can I use Split View to connect my Koda LightCam with non-Koda smart home products?

No, Split View is only available for Koda smart home camera products.

I cannot see my Koda LightCams in Split View.

  1. Make sure all Koda LightCams were set up correctly.
  2. Check your WiFi connection at each camera location and your circuit breaker to see if it tripped or if there is a power outage in your area.
  3. You will need a minimum 6 Mbps upload and download speeds to see Split View comfortably with three Koda LightCams, and 8 Mbps upload and download speeds with four Koda LightCams.
  4. If your Koda LightCam has a flashing purple LED, that means it is going through a firmware update and will not be accessible until the update is complete.

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