Controlling Smart Wired Switches

You can easily control your Cync Wired Switches with the Cync app, a linked voice assistant, or even with another Cync smart device - like a smart switch, remote, or wire-free motion sensor.

Cync Smart Wired Switch Controls 

  • Motion Sensing Dimmer

How do I control wired switches with my Cync App?

  • Depending on how many rooms you've created in the Cync app, you will have one of two home screen views: Single Room or Multi Room view. 
  • You can control your switches individually or assign them to a Room or Group for flexible device control. Based on the home screen view you have, Room, Group and Device controls will be in slightly different locations. 

Home Screen Views and App Control Details

How to turn switches On and Off:  
  • Use the ON/OFF toggle button on the Room, Group or Device Tile to turn them ON or OFF. 
How to Dim and Brighten:
  • If you have a Cync Dimmer Switch, use the Slider Bar on the Room, Group or Device Tile to control the brightness of the lights being controlled by it. Move the Slider to the right to brighten or to the left to dim your lights. 

NOTE:  Your switch will always control any Cync smart light, plug, or switch assigned to the same Room or Group. To also control traditional lights that are on the switch's circuit, adjust the bulb type on the switch's settings screen in app.

 

How do I control my wired switches with my Alexa or Google voice assistant?

You can control your switches with the Amazon Alexa app and voice assistant, and the Google Home app and voice assistant. 

Alexa Voice Control 

  • First, you need to Enable Alexa Control.

⇒ Alexa setup instructions 

  • Once you've enabled Alexa Control, make sure the names you give your Cync devices and rooms in the Alexa app matches the names in the Cync app.
  • You can turn your switches on and off through the Alexa app, or with voice commands to an Alexa voice assistant.
Google Voice Control 
  • First, you need to Enable Google Control. 

⇒Google setup instructions

  • Once you've enabled Google Control, make sure the names you give your Cync devices and rooms in the Google Home app matches the names in the Cync app.
  • You can control your switches through the Google Home app, or with voice commands to the Google voice assistant. 

 

How do I control wired switches with a Cync Wire-Free Switch or Remote?

  • Simply assign switches and Cync Wire-Free switch or remote to the same Room or Group in the Cync app. 
  • If you assign these devices in the same Room, your wire-free switch or remote will control all the Cync devices assigned to that Room. If you want to control a select group of devices with a wire-free switch or remote, simply group those specific devices into a Group within that app Room. 

NOTE: If a switch or remote is assigned to a Room that has one or more Groups, that switch or remote will control all those Groups and the devices assigned to them. Think of it as a master switch or remote for your Room! 

⇒Room and Group Details  

⇒ How to Move Devices to Rooms or Groups 

 

How do I use a Cync Wire-Free Motion Sensor to control my Cync Wired Switches?

  • Simply assign your wired switches and Cync Wire-Free Motion Sensor to the same Room or Group in the Cync app.
  • If you assign these devices to the same Room, your motion sensor will control all the Cync devices assigned to that Room. If you want to control a select group of devices with a motion sensor, simply move those specific devices into a Group within that app Room. 

NOTE: If a motion sensor is assigned to a Room that has one or more Groups, that motion sensor will control all those Groups and the devices assigned to them. Think of it as a master motion sensor for your Room! 

⇒Room and Group Details  

⇒ How to Move Devices to Rooms or Groups 

  • You can set the motion sensor's schedule so it will only turn your switches and other devices on or off at specific times of the day. Update your motion sensor settings to personalize what your motion sensor does for you - the choice is yours!