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September 26, 2020

Amazon Ring Drone Security Camera

From websites:

The Always Home Cam is an ambitious new home security device.

It is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a view of any room you want when you're not home.

Once it's done flying, the Always Home Cam returns to its dock to charge its battery.

Jamie Siminoff, Ring's founder and "chief inventor," says the idea behind the Always Home Cam is to provide multiple viewpoints throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras. 

The Always Home Cam is fully autonomous, but owners can tell it what path it can take and where it can go.

When you first get the device, you build a map of your home for it to follow, which allows you to ask it for specific viewpoints such as the kitchen or bedroom.

The drone can be commanded to fly on demand or programmed to fly when a disturbance is detected by a linked Ring Alarm system.

The charging dock blocks the camera's view, and the camera only records when it is in flight.

Ring says the drone makes an audible noise when flying so it is obvious when footage is being recorded.

Ring says the camera, which records 1080p video, can be used for simple things like checking if a stove was left on or a window left open, or if a door is locked when you’re away from the home.

It features obstacle avoidance technology to allow it to avoid objects in its path and its shrouded propellers prevent damage to property or hurting a pet or person that might collide with the drone.

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The drone is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year.

[via my Crack Pittsburgh Correspondent©®]


Note added 9:31 a.m. ET today (Saturday, September 26, 2020): my Crack Research Team©® just happened on a New York Times story headlined "Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?"

September 26, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


I wonder what Grey cat would think of that?

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Sep 26, 2020 8:35:54 AM

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