Ring introduces a new security camera drone, the ‘Always Home Cam’ during today’s Amazon event. This drone is meant to be flown indoors to keep an eye out for your property and belongings while you’re away.
Amazon’s Ring introduces security camera drone, the Always Home Cam
Instead of having security cameras set up throughout your house, you can now use the Ring Always Home Cam, a small drone, that can patrol from room to room and keep an eye on your property and belongings. The security camera drone can also be used to check on specific concerns like a window that was left open or a gas stove that might still be on.
The Ring Always Home Cam is part of the wider ecosystem of Ring products and the small drone will only patrol when one of the sensors is triggered in Away mode.
The drone will then flight autonomously through your house without you being able to control the unmanned aircraft. However, you can watch the drone fly and access the live feed on the Ring app. This way you can make sure nobody is walking through your house when you’re not home.
Founder, Jamie Siminoff said that building the Ring Always Home Cam was ‘no mean feat’ and it was a challenge to integrate the drone with the existing Ring software and hardware.
The blades on the small unmanned aircraft are shrouded and according to Ring, the collision-avoidance technology is good enough to fly around your home, even in tight places. Furthermore, the Ring drone only flies preprogrammed flight patterns thus reducing the risk of it flying into a piece of furniture or light fixture.
To overcome privacy concerns, Ring has designed the drone to make a loud humming sound when it’s flying to warn people that’s the aircraft is filming. Once the drone sits in its docking station the cameras of the security device are obstructed by the station.
Early 2019, Sunflower Labs introduced a $10,000 drone that ould monitor fully-autonomously the outside of your home. It seems that Amazon’s Ring Always Home Cam is a much more accessible solution with a price of only $250. The Ring Always Home Cam from Amazon will go on sale sometime in 2021.
I’m getting one! Actually two. 😉
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