The Always Home Cam by Ring is a small standalone drone with a security camera attached to it and monitors your entire home internally.
The Always Home Cam is an ambitious new home security device that works as a standalone drone, which can fly into your home to give you the condition of each room when you are away. Once launched, the Always Home Cam returns to its base to charge its battery. It is expected to cost $ 249,99 and will go on sale next year.
Jamie Siminoff, its founder Ring company and "original inventor", introduced it at the Amazon Event 2020 and stated that the idea behind the Always Home Cam is to provide multiple views throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras. In an interview before the announcement, he said that the company has spent the last two years focused on developing the device and that it is an "obvious product that is very difficult to manufacture". Thanks to advances in drone technology, the company is able to build a product like this and operate it as you wish.
The Always Home Cam is fully autonomous, but owners can tell it which route to take and where to go. When you first get the device, you create a map of your home to follow, which allows you to ask the drone for specific views, such as the kitchen or bedroom. The drone may be requested to fly on demand or programmed to fly automatically when a fault is detected by a connected Ring security system.
The charging cradle blocks the camera, and the camera only records when in flight. The Ring company says that the drone makes an audible noise during the flight, so it is obvious when video is being recorded.
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The company states that the camera can also be used for simple things, such as checking if the water heater is open or a window is left open or if a door is locked when you are naturally away from home. It has obstacle avoidance technology that allows it to avoid objects in its path and its covered propellers prevent it from damaging your property or injuring a pet or a person who may collide with the drone.
It is easy to say that it is by far the most ambitious product of Ring and it will be very interesting to see if it really works, as promised. However, we will have to wait until next year.