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Ring teases home security drone straight out of a dystopian nightmare, due 2021

The Ring Always Home Cam brings an autonomous drone into your house for home security. (Image: Ring)
The Ring Always Home Cam brings an autonomous drone into your house for home security. (Image: Ring)
Amazon-owned connected home security brand Ring has raised eyebrows with the launch of the Ring Always Home Cam. The device combines a charging base with an in-door camera drone that will activate on the detection of movement and will send the drone out to fly around a house transmitting a live video feed to the homeowner.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

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.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-09-25 (Update: 2020-09-25)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.