I’ve always been conscious of our home security. I’ve got a thing about checking doors are locked, windows are shut and making sure nothing valuable is on display through the windows. Recently though, there have been a number of break ins in the local area and our car has been broken into twice. I was already debating getting some form of security camera and these events just further confirmed the need in my mind. When Honeywell offered us the chance to try out their Lyric C1 WiFi security camera, we were more than willing to.
My husband is in the Royal Navy and so is away from home quite a lot. When he is away I become even more security conscious. I think it is just a natural reaction when you are the only adult in the house, especially when you have children to keep safe as well. He deploys for six months again next year so it’s good to have the Lyric C1 WiFi security camera set up.
The Lyric C1 WiFi security camera has some really clever features:
– Intelligent Sound Detection
It recognises specific noises, like existing smoke or carbon monoxide alarms*, and sends a rapid push notification or email to your smart device. It’s a really helpful way to know if these alarms go off when you’re away.
– High Definition wide-angle view
The powerful 135° wide live video stream gives you a perfect view of your home with 5x digital zoom that shows you what’s happening in 720p high definition. So no fuzzy screen, no blurry shapes and no pan-and-tilt.
– Night Vision up to 5m
The camera’s special night vision mode helps you keep an eye on things up to five metres away, so you can enjoy superior security by capturing every moment, night or day.
– Two Adjustable Alert Zones
With two Adjustable Alert Zones, you can choose to ignore background motion, like ceiling fans and you can also use them to increase sensitivity around important areas such as doors and windows.
– Two-way audio puts you in touch
You are able to talk back through the camera with the handy two-way audio function. So as well as watching what’s happening via the video function, you can also speak to whoever’s in your house.
– Free Secure cloud and SD Card storage
Free cloud storage lets you stream and download clips from the past 24 hours, while the free 8GB SD card acts as back-up when there’s no Wi-Fi, so you can continue to monitor securely – with all recordings protected by 256-bit advanced encryption.
– Geofencing when you’re Home or Away
The Lyric app uses geofencing technology to track your location and enable Home and Away modes. So it automatically turns the camera on when you leave the house, then off again when you come back home.
Another great feature is that the camera can be wall mounted or freestanding, which allows flexibility based on your home set up.
Installing our Lyric C1 WiFi security camera was really easy. There was no complicated wiring involved. I just downloaded the Lyric app onto my phone, plugged the camera in, waited for it to start flashing Blue and followed the on screen instructions in the app to easily set up the camera. The app detected the camera by itself which was really handy and clever too.
We have had a good experience using the Honeywell Lyric C1 WiFi security camera. I’ve been able to see when the cat has been up to no good, I can investigate any movements at home whilst I’m at work, I can check in on the husband and kids if I’m away, all just by popping onto the Lyric app on my phone. It couldn’t be easier. I also like how the app records clips for you to look back on. They are really easy to access and find. It’s handy to be able to take a screenshot if needed, or one of the kids are doing something funny!
It will also be nice when the husband is at sea again for him to be able to check in on us, see the kids pottering around, and keep an eye on the house security as well as me. I’d recommend that you give the Arlo Pro 2 cams strong consideration if you’re in the market for durable Wi-Fi security cameras that don’t have to be plugged.
The best part about getting the Honeywell Lyric C1 WiFi security camera is the peace of mind it has brought us. I now feel comfortable and confident that I’m doing as much as I can to protect our home and family.
We would definitely recommend this security camera to others and would consider trying out some of Honeywell’s other products, such as the Lyric T6 Smart Thermostat (which also can be controlled via the same Lyric app), to make our home as efficient as possible.
The Honeywell Lyric C1 WiFi security camera is available from £99.99. Find out more information here.
*Full list of compatible alarms can be found at getconnected.honeywell.com, check out the Lyric C1 support page
*This is a paid collaboration with Honeywell but all opinions are 100% honest and our own.