Smart home company changes name and launches new products



For years, C by GE was known as a valuable leader in the smart home arena. Now they change their name to CYNC and the introduction of a new application and new products to support it.

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CYNC’s products do not require a hub and are very easy to install, unlike some smart home products in the past.

“This stuff wasn’t necessarily easy to install, it took time, it was complex, you were having issues and you didn’t know how to fix them,” said Paul Williams, a CYNC manager who spoke to me. from his office via Zoom.

CYNC products are sold in places like Walmart and Lowe’s.

“We made sure to develop these quality products that also offer some innovation to the consumer,” said Williams.

The new name coincides with a new app and new products that use WiFi and Bluetooth to stay connected.

The item most people will start with is a $ 20 color change direct connect smart bulb.

“It adds fun and dynamics to the space you’re in,” said Williams.

You can pair it with a $ 25 motion sensor to have the light turn on when you enter a room and turn off when you leave.

Then a $ 25 wireless switch that you can install anywhere in seconds.

“The reality is that most of us grew up touching a switch on the wall, that’s what you do, you walk into a space. Looking for the switch on the wall,” Williams said.

The CYNC wireless dimmer mounts to the wall using 3M control strips. You can program it to control smart lights with no electrician needed. It’s good for rentals and dorms and other places where you might not be able to play with the wiring or devices.

“These come right out of the wall and I can take them with me with my smart bulbs… my smart home goes with me when I move to the next space,” Williams said.

As for smart indoor cameras, Cync costs $ 70 offer has some unique characteristics. For starters, it has a privacy shutter that you can slide close. When closed, he cannot physically see anything going on in the room.

“This physically covered the camera lens and cut off the speaker and microphone from the cameras,” Williams explained.

As for the exterior, a smart plug changes life. by cync latest is $ 30, weatherproof and can control two outputs independently. It’s convenient for patio lights, holiday decorations, and more.

New Cync products will work with all existing C by GE products. You can control them through the new CYNC app, Google Assistant and Alexa. Apple’s HomeKit support will arrive later this year.

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