GE adds to Cync range at CES

  • January 10, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

GE Lighting announced major additions to its Cync smart-home portfolio at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

GE Lighting, a Savant company, introduced a smart thermostat and temperature sensor, a line of outdoor security cameras, and additional lighting products to the family of connected products at CES, and plans to continue launching more hardware and software throughout the year.

All the added Cync devices work together via the Cync app to automate temperature inside the home, as well as security and lighting inside and out.

“The smartest smart home consists of a network of reliable products that work together seamlessly and are easy to install and use, for the ultimate in convenience, comfort and security,” said Paul Williams, vice president at GE Lighting. “Our new products give consumers the ability to bolster their Cync smart home with new whole home capabilities that are hubless and can all be controlled by a single app or voice.”

The smart thermostat can be installed without a common wire, making it compatible in nearly every home. Its large, sleek and high-contrast display makes on-site control easier and, as with all Cync products, no hub is required for away from home control using the app. The room temperature sensors work with the thermostat to monitor individual rooms or the entire home and optimise comfort accordingly.

On the heels of its first indoor camera launch, Cync is launching outdoor cameras that keep families safe, the home secure and provide peace of mind around the clock. The outdoor camera comes in wired and battery and solar powered options, so users can choose the setup that’s optimal for their smart home. With 2K 1280P HD video and night vision, and a digital swivel head, it never misses a moment. To prioritise privacy and security, both cloud and local SD storage options are available.

The Cync family of smart bulbs continues to grow with the addition of 11 products, including smart decorative filament-style bulbs in various shapes and sizes, such as candelabra and globe and the popular Reveal general purpose bulbs. These additions will be offered in white and full colour options.

The lights come equipped with wifi, unlocking features such as voice control, scheduling scenes and more, all controlled from the Cync app. Users will have the ability to change the living room to a dance party from their mobile phone or check to see if the kids left the lights on when they went to school.

In addition to control via the app, Cync devices can be controlled with Alexa and Google. Users can link Cync smart light bulbs, strips and wall switches, motion detectors, indoor and outdoor smart plugs and cameras, and thermostat with sensors to create custom scenes.

Cync is also a part of the CSA and will be included in the 2022 integration of the Matter protocol that allows all smart home devices to work together regardless of manufacturer or platform. This will enable today’s Cync products and the app to work securely, reliably and seamlessly with other Matter connected devices and ecosystems.

Headquartered at the historic Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio, Cync’s roots date back nearly 130 years to Thomas Edison and the invention of the world’s first light bulb. Today, it is part of Savant Systems.