Early last year, Savant Systems acquired GE Lighting, including its sub-brands such as C by Ge and employees. Now the company is ready for rebranding and new products under the Savant wing. Going forward, C by GE will be known as Cync, and the transition begins with an app update followed by new smart home products, including an indoor security camera, an outdoor plug and a smart fan switch.
The most immediate change comes to the C by GE app. And it’s not just a renaming; the whole app is getting a makeover. Savant is already known for its high-quality custom smart home solutions, including a custom Savant app for anyone with the dollars to pay for the system. Cync’s new app will use much of the same design language as the Savant app. The app switchover will take place in March.
Cync also has a slew of new products on the way. The first is a smart outdoor plug. The plug has two sockets with independent control, compatibility with Alexa and Google Home, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Cync Outdoor Smart Plug will be released in March and prices will be announced later.
Next up is the Cync Indoor Camera. The camera starts with privacy and spirit, thanks to a built-in physical lens hood. When you close the lens cap, the camera also turns off audio recording. It offers an optional cloud storage plan, but you can insert a MicroSD card to keep your video local. The Cync Indoor Camera will be launched in May and prices will be announced later.
Finally, the new Fan Speed Smart Switch from Cync. You can choose from one of four fan speeds, group it with other Cync products (formerly C by GE) and no hub is required. With the Cync app you can schedule actions to turn your fan off and on all day long. The Cync Fan Speed Smart Switch will be released in June.
You’ll see products in stores under the C by GE name for a while, but the company plans to roll out the branding gradually over the next few months.