The Lynx Pro security camera will keep watching your back even sans power

lynx pro security camera

A disruption in power shouldn’t disrupt your ability to keep your loved ones safe, and luckily, Tend’s new Lynx Pro Security Camera agrees. This weatherproof security camera promises to record and store up to three days worth of content even in the absence of power for a truly dependable wireless surveillance system.

Thanks to its built-in battery backup and local storage capabilities, the new Lynx Pro promises uninterrupted monitoring of either the interior or exterior of your home. Should the internet or power suddenly go down, this security camera won’t be impacted — and once these services return, the camera will upload all local data to the cloud.

Lynx Pro also features intelligent facial recognition software, that like its competitors, will allow you to upload your friends’ and family’s faces so that you can receive check-in notifications. And if someone who doesn’t look so familiar is spotted sneaking around, you’ll be notified of that activity as well.

“Lynx Pro is a trusted sentinel providing round-the-clock protection for the property and people you love,” said Tend co-founder and CEO Herman Yau. “With its quick and easy setup, uninterrupted monitoring, and free cloud recording, you can depend on Lynx Pro to give you the protection and peace of mind of knowing your belongings and loved ones are safe in any conditions.”

With its IP65-rated weatherproof housing, this camera should be quite long-lasting and durable in just about any environment, and its infrared night-vision helps to monitor your home even without the help of light. There’s also an onboard motion detector that triggers recording and can be set up to send you an alert anytime movement is sensed (though this may quickly become annoying).

The Lynx Pro comes with seven days of free data storage on Tend’s cloud platform, and this data is all available via the companion Tend Secure app, which is free on both iOS and Android. The app also allows for two-way audio, as well as real-time live video streaming and manual recording from a mobile device.

You can pre-order the Lynx Pro now for $120 through March 31, and after this presale period, the camera will return to its regular retail price of $150.


Gaming on a laptop has never been better. These are your best options

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2018.
Smart Home

Keep an eye on your kingdom with the best home security cameras

When it comes to the best home security cameras, the choice often comes down to the one that simply knows how to stay out of your way. Here are some of our favorites, both indoor and outdoor.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.

Save energy and money with a $45 discount on the Nest smart thermostat

If you were looking for a smart thermostat, Amazon is offering up to $45 in savings on the popular Nest Learning Thermostat. Use stainless steel thermostat to the keep your home warm and cozy this fall and save energy by scheduling the…
Emerging Tech

Keep your holiday gift list high tech and under budget with these gadgets

Modern technology doesn't always come cheap, but there plenty of premium devices that don't carry a premium price. Whether you're looking for a streaming device or a means of capturing photos from above, our list of the best tech under $50…
Product Review

Philip Hue’s versatile outdoor light strip makes drab yards, holiday decor dazzle

Philips Hue fans can at last enjoy the brilliance of this weatherproof light strip, which offers simple, versatile positioning, a rich selection of 16 million color options, and bright, vibrant illumination.
Smart Home

Softly spoken interactions with Alexa now possible with new Whisper Mode

Amazon's Whisper Mode for Alexa has gone live, so now you can talk more softly to Alexa and it'll respond in kind. The feature will most likely come in handy around napping babies or for bed partners you don't want to wake.
Smart Home

Add some nature to your tech with Mui, a wood panel that’s also a smart display

Are you so immersed in technology that you long for a touch of nature in your home? You could get some potted plants -- or you could invest in Mui, a wood panel that is also an internet-connected smart display.
Smart Home

One in 10 smart home device owners report unresolved technical problems

According to a recent survey from Parks Associates, more than one in 10 consumers report they have experienced technical errors with their connected devices that have yet to be resolved.
Smart Home

New Nuimo Click gives one-touch control over smart home devices

Berlin-based technology company Senic has announced the Nuimo Click, a smart switch that harvests kinetic energy to power itself without the need for cables or batteries. The Nuimo Click will begin shipping in December.
Smart Home

SiriusXM, Amazon team up for two Echo Dot deals with freebies

Amazon and SiriusXM partnered on two joint promotions. New SiriusXM subscribers can receive a free Amazon Echo Dot. People who already own an Echo device can sign up for new SiriusXM subscription with the first three months free.
Emerging Tech

A Fitbit for your cat shit: Automatic litter box tracks your kitty’s health

It may look like a sci-fi teleportation chamber, but Footloose is a high-tech litter box that promises to be the most cutting-edge way for your kitty to take a dump. Here's how it works.
Smart Home

Angee’s security service switches from sales to subscriptions

Angee, a successful startup that raised nearly half a million dollars for its home security hub, has pivoted its business model to offer its home security platform as a subscription rather than a smart home product.