Cync Indoor Camera Review: A Manual Shutter Blocks Out Sly Peepers

When it comes to security cameras, a lot of us have mixed feelings. Cameras can be incredibly useful. We want to know if people are breaking into our house while we’re on vacation, or if our kids got home safely from school. We want to check in on our pets while we’re at work or see if our babies are safe and soundly sleeping.

But we don’t want to worry about being watched against our will. You can turn off most Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras via the accompanying app, or unplug them every time you come home. But there’s an easier way with Cync’s (formerly C by GE) indoor smart camera: Just slide the shutter closed. Genius!

Shutters Drawn

Photograph: Cync

In my testing, I’ve found C by GE products to be capable and affordable. The rebrand hasn’t changed that so far. This camera works well and is very similar to a lot of its competitors. Its standout feature is the shutter. It physically covers the camera lens to reveal bright red plastic underneath. A crossed-out camera symbol is vivid visual confirmation that nope, nothing nefarious is going on here! There’s no guesswork and no squinting at a tiny LED to see what color it is. Closing the shutter also turns the LED status light and microphone off.

get more information
get redirected here
get the facts
go here
go now
go right here
go to the website
go to these guys
go to this site
go to this web-site
go to this website
go to website
going here
great post to read
great site
had me going
have a peek at these guys
have a peek at this site
have a peek at this web-site
have a peek at this website
have a peek here
he has a good point
he said
helpful hints
helpful resources
helpful site
her comment is here
her explanation
her latest blog
her response
here are the findings
his comment is here
his explanation
his response
home page
hop over to here
hop over to these guys
hop over to this site
hop over to this web-site
hop over to this website
how much is yours worth?
how you can help
i loved this
i thought about this
i was reading this
image source
in the know
informative post
investigate this sitekiller deal
knowing it
learn here
learn more
learn more here
learn the facts here now
learn this here now
like it
like this
linked here
listen to this podcast
look at here
look at here now
look at more info
look at these guys
look at this
look at this now
look at this site
look at this web-site
look at this website

Obviously, you need to remember to slide the shutter down when you’re ready for it to start recording again. You can also turn privacy mode on and off from the app wherever you are, as long as the shutter isn’t covering the camera. So, for example, if you want to know the pet sitter got there, but also want them to feel comfortable, you can wait for the alert and then turn it off. They’ll know it isn’t watching them when the green LED light goes out.

Of course, no shutter can provide 100 percent security. People can get into nearly anything: Ring doorbells, baby monitors, and even the security systems of large corporations have been compromised. A recent Eufy “software glitch” allowed users to view other customers’—that is, complete strangers’—camera feeds instead of their own.

When you invite a camera into your home, you’re taking a risk. The shutter on Cync’s camera offers, at least, an extra layer of security. As with any security camera, choose a strong, unique password and set up two-factor authentication. Cync makes that easy by automatically setting up the latter (and you can’t opt out). Once you enter your password, it prompts you to put in an emailed verification code. You should also change your Wi-Fi password from the default the company gave you, and keep cameras and routers updated via regular software updates. Also, maybe don’t get naked or do anything, er, terribly intimate in front of any camera, on or off.

Mounting Success

Photograph: Cync

The camera body is small and, like most of the cameras we’ve tested, pretty unassuming. It fits on a side table or shelf easily enough, or you can mount it. It rotates 360 degrees on its stand, so you can face it anywhere before you go—this also makes it easier to mount nearly anywhere. Unlike panning cameras, you can’t change its direction in the app while you watch the live feed, only manually—which might be a bonus for those of you changing your clothes behind the camera lens.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.