About the GE Lighting Cync Indoor Smart Camera
It's nice to have a camera keeping an eye on the inside of your home while you're away. After all, pets can get a little too curious and sometimes children procrastinate doing their homework when they get home from school (I know I did). The new Cync indoor smart camera from GE was built for convenient, secure monitoring.
The camera's clear 1080p camera boasts night vision capabilities, so you won't miss a thing no matter the time of day. It plugs into a standard wall outlet and connects to your home's network via Wi-Fi. You can place it on a bookshelf or mount it to the wall using the included stand.
The camera is entirely app-controllable. The free Cync mobile app has a user-friendly interface and lots of handy features to make sure you get the most from your camera. You can watch the live feed from your camera and use its microphone anytime, so if your cat is clawing the sofa, you can tell it to stop.
The app will also alert you when it detects motion, sounds, or people. You can create custom motion zones and enable Person Detection if you want to minimize unwanted alerts.
Privacy is paramount
Having a camera inside your home can feel a little invasive, so GE included a manual privacy shutter into the camera. Just push the face of the camera up, and the camera will stop any and all audio and video recording. When the camera is active, recordings can be stored locally on an SD card (sold separately) or securely in the cloud (requires a paid subscription). Two-factor authentication is required when viewing live streams or stored clips in the Cync app.
- plug-in indoor security camera connects to your network via Wi-Fi
- crisp 1080p camera provides high quality live view and recordings
- built-in microphone and speaker for two-way communication
- camera constantly monitors your home and notifies you when it detects motion, people, or sound
- privacy shutter slides up to disable camera and microphone
- SD card slot for recording locally (SD card sold separately)
- can be mounted to a wall or placed on a shelf using the included stand
- Cync mobile app features include:
- live view
- privacy mode
- definable motion zones
- customizable alerts for people, motion, or sound
- optional Cam Cync subscription allows two weeks of secure cloud storage, advanced filtering options, and exporting of videos
- free 30-day Cam Cync trial is included with purchase
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 93128850
What's in the box:
- Indoor smart camera on adjustable base
- Mounting base
- 9.75' USB power cord (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- AC adapter with USB output port (DC output: 5V 1A)
- 3M dual-sided adhesive disc
- 3 Self-tapping screws (length 3/4")
- 3 Plastic wall anchors
- Reset tool
- Quick Start Guide
- Installation Guide
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More details on the GE Lighting Cync Indoor Smart Camera
Overview: The Indoor Smart Camera by Cync (formerly C by GE) lets you keep an eye on your home from virtually anywhere. The camera shoots 1080p Full HD video with two-way audio and stores all the footage onto a microSD card (card not included). You can view your camera and customize settings in the Cync app. The Indoor Smart Camera comes with a USB power adapter and cable.
Installation: The Indoor Smart Camera is mounted to an adjustable base which tilts 90° and swivels 360°, allowing you to aim it to the optimal position. The base fits into a magnetic wall mounting base which can be attached using the three provided screws or the strong 3M adhesive. If you mount the camera on the ceiling, you can enable a 180° image flip in the settings menu of the Cync app so your recordings are right-side up. The camera is powered by an AC adapter and 9.75-foot USB cable that plugs into the back. The Indoor Smart Camera can also be placed on a shelf or table, if desired.
Setup: The camera connects to your home's Wi-Fi 2.4GHz network. During setup with the Cync App, you can set the camera to begin recording and send alerts to your phone based on motion and sound detection. The sensor can tell the difference between motion from a person and a pet to help prevent false alerts. You can customize motion zones that focus the motion detection in certain areas and ignores it in others.
Voice Assistants: The Cync Indoor Smart Camera works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. If your voice assistant is equipped with a screen, you can livestream video from your camera through the Alexa or Google Assistant device.
Two-way Talk: The camera offers two-way talk through the Cync app, allowing you to talk and listen to another person. The microphone is located near the bottom of the camera, and its speaker is on the back. You can initiate a two-way conversation through the app or through Alexa or Google Assistant.
Night Vision: The camera has a ring of infrared LEDs around the lens for automatic night vision so you can capture videos at night.
Privacy Shutter: The front panel of the camera slides upward to cover the lens and disable the microphone to give you privacy whenever you want.
Saving Video Footage: The Indoor Smart Camera offers two options for saving your videos. The camera is equipped with a slot on one side for a microSD card (not included). This allows you to store your recordings locally on the camera. You can also choose a Cam Cync subscription to back up your video and access it from anywhere via secure cloud storage. The subscription requires two-factor authentication for an extra layer of security.
Note: Without a Cam Cync subscription, you can still view live video, use two-way talk, and filter alerts by sound, motion, or people detection.
Cync App: The Cync app puts you in control of all of your Indoor Smart Cameras, as well as your Cync lighting, smart plugs and switches, and other connected devices. On your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, you can set up each camera with motion zones, motion and sound detection, and other settings. You'll be able to view live previews all of your connected cameras at once, right on the app's home screen. Control can be shared with other members of your household, or whomever you choose. The Cync app is compatible with devices running iOS 14.0 or later, and Android devices with OS 8.0 and up.