Ring Launches Autonomous Flying Security Drone for Your Home


We haven’t talked about drones in quite a while.

Photo by Always Home Cam from Ring.

After dominating our headlines for at least two years, it seems like we haven’t talked about everyone’s favorite technology as much this year and that’s probably a good thing.

It wasn’t like we were singing its praises. To make it into the headlines you often have to be associated with something controversial. And interrupting airport traffic during the winter holiday season in London, spying on people, and flying near sensitive areas are just a few of the “controversial” stories we covered.

But today’s article is actually something positive for once, depending on where you stand with this kind of technology.

Amazon’s camera security division Ring (makers of the doorbell system and family of accompanying products) is making a camera-equipped drone called the Always Home Cam that will fly around your property and make sure everything is safe. That’s either really compelling or very dystopian, again, depending on where you stand.

As FStoppers points out, it isn’t like the drone can sneak up on people. They are quite loud and apparently, people are supposed to just assume it is recording if it is flying around.

It’s being touted as a money saver for end-users because you only need one flying drone instead of multiple cameras around the house. On top of that, it’s not going to cost that much: At $USD 250, we’re pretty sure more than a few early adopters will get a flying security camera drone.

You can check it out over on YouTube in this video Ring posted.

What do you think of Ring’s flying drone concept? Are you ready for a mobile security system for your home or property? Would you be interested in such a device? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section below if you like.

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