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Cync's new indoor smart camera puts privacy first

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C by GE is now called Cync, and at this year's all-digital CES, the brand announced it's releasing several smart home products before the end of the year: an outdoor smart plug, an indoor security camera, and a fan speed smart switch. The Indoor Camera caught our eye because of a unique privacy feature: a sliding shutter. The shutter physically covers the camera and mutes the microphone, revealing a large orange panel when the shutter is closed that makes it easier for you to tell from a distance whether you're being recorded. The shutter must be moved by hand, but you can also disable the camera electronically from the app. Most security cameras can be turned on and off from the companion app, but a good majority of them don't come with built-in privacy shutters like Cync's Indoor Camera does.

5 of the best home security cameras in the UK


We all want homes that are safe and secure. Yet, according to the real estate listings we definitely skimmed, fortress inventory is at an all-time low. Additionally, the landscape architect we totally interviewed informed us that moats haven't been en vogue since the Middle Ages. Fortunately, we remembered that we live in the 21st century and have access to some remarkable technology including home security cameras. If you're looking to protect your home, security cameras are the way to go.

15 home security camera sales to take advantage of ahead of Black Friday


Even if your WFH days are over, you're likely still ordering everything online. To make sure none of your packages go missing, it's about time you invest in a home security system. If that sounds expensive, know that it's actually a lot more affordable than you think. Ahead of any Black Friday or Cyber Monday events, the following security cameras are already on sale as of Nov. 1. Each one is reliable, easy-to-install, and can ultimately give you the peace of mind you've been missing. Scroll through and start shopping.

Save 60% on a convenient indoor smart camera with 2-way audio


TL;DR: Keep an eye on your home with a Hombli smart indoor camera for $39.95, a 60% savings as of Sept. 17. If you've been looking for an indoor smart camera, this one from Hombli is worth checking out. This camera is more than just a one-way feed you can watch on your smartphone. It's packed with features, including live views, night vision, motion and sound detection, and clear 1080p HD video. You can also communicate with whoever is in front of the camera using its two-way audio system, which has a built-in speaker and microphone.

Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: This affordable, indoor cam is smarter than it looks

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Like every other indoor security camera, the Lyric C1 helps you keep an eye on things while you're away from home. In addition to sending alerts when it detects motion, the camera also offers intelligent audio monitoring and can let you know if your smoke alarm is going off. It will even continue recording video if your Wi-Fi goes down thanks to an 8GB SD card. The C1 uses the same app as the rest of Honeywell's Lyric family of smart home devices. After downloading and launching it, you select the C1 Wi-Fi Camera and create an account if you don't have one already.