Honeywell Lyric C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera Is DIY Security at Its Best

If you’re looking for a powerful security camera that is relatively inexpensive, simple to set up and easy to use, the Honeywell Lyric C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera is for you. I reviewed the Lyric thermostat and still use it. (Review) I also reviewed the Lyric C1 Security Camera. (Review) The Lyric C2 is a fantastic addition to our ever-smarter home.

The Lyric C2 is a round camera that, when used with its base, can be angled up or down to capture the area that you most need to see.

It is a simple design but certainly more interesting from a visual perspective than the Lyric C1 I reviewed.

In the box, you get the camera, a USB to micro USB cable, a wall adapter, mounting hardware and instructions. You will also need to download the Lyric app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and set up an account. I already had an account thanks to the other Lyric products we use, so I simply had to tell the app to add an additional device.

Once you have downloaded the app and created an account, the setup is simple. I plugged in the camera, told the app to add a device and, within a few seconds, it identified the C2 camera. Because I already have the app set up, I simply needed to follow the app’s prompts to complete the setup.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.