C by GE is now Cync and there's plenty more to it than just smart lights

Security camera, fan switch and outdoor power added to rebranded line-up

C by GE is now Cync
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C by GE is no more. Cync is the new name for the smart home brand that was born out of General Electric but is now part of the Savant Systems family.

The name change isn't the only big news coming out of Cync HQ though, the new brand will use CES 2021 (in all of its pandemic-fuelled virtual glory) to unleash a barrage of new smart home kit.

To be powered by the new Cync app, which will launch in March, the new Cync line-up comprises of the Cync Indoor Camera, the Cync Fan Speed Smart Switch and the Cync Outdoor Smart Plug.

Starting with the new smart home security camera (pictured above) and we're looking at a pretty-nifty-looking Full HD cam with a privacy shutter that lets you disable both the lens and the microphone for extra privacy.

With room on board for a microSD card, local storage will be on offer and we're also told that it will boast night vision, two-way audio and advanced motion detection. There will also be a cloud plan too.

It's due out in May, no price details have yet been revealed.

cync smart fan switch

Next up, the Cync Fan Speed Smart Switch will provide hub-less control of ceiling fans, with schedules and compatibility with other Cync/C by GE devices for additional room control all available through the new Cync app.

It lands in June, no price has yet been revealed.

Last up is the Cync Outdoor Smart Plug; a weather resistant double port power option that has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in, and is compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant.

cync smart outdoor plug

It's the first of the new Cync trio to arrive - it hits shops in March but we don't yet know what it will cost.

C by GE's smart home system can be a whole-home setup, or could just be a bulb or two, depending on your needs and appetite. Its various products can all sync together via a smart home hub, including the C-Reach hub, but their bulbs are also able to work via Bluetooth for less-connected use.

This modularity is really useful, and means that you can fairly easily pair C by GE products with whatever setup you already have, or build a new, cohesive one from scratch.

With a C-Reach hub the existing devices work with Google Assistant, Alexa and, partially, HomeKit.

We'd expect Cync to pick up from where C by GE left off and add improved smart home capabilities to the mix - especially as it will have the power of Savant to tap into.

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