Ring teases home security drone straight out of a dystopian nightmare, due 2021
In something out of a dystopian film depicting an authoritarian future or an episode of Black Mirror, Ring has launched its first in-home security drone. The Ring Always Home Cam marries a charging base with an autonomous camera drone. When alerted to movement, the drone launches and flies to pre-selected locations around a house to check for any intruders or disturbances.
Drone fans who are thinking it will be fun to manually control the drone around the house will be disappointed to learn that there is no such option. However, its autonomous flying capability is good enough to navigate through narrow corridors and other tight spaces. Its blades are housed within an enclosure while the engines hum so as to let anyone know that something is moving within the vicinity.
The Ring Always Home Cam, as you might expect, also works with the rest of Ring’s range of home security products. If you want to get your hands on one, you will unfortunately have to wait till 2021. When it does go on sale, it will retail for US$250. It’s not a bad proposition from a value perspective as it has the potential to cover the space it might otherwise take several cameras.