Psst, Amazon wants to put a flying security camera in your home. Here’s what to know

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The Ring Always Home Cam is a security drone that flies around inside your home.

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What if your security camera was not fixed to a wall, but you are free to walk around your house and check the room while staying away from home? Is that voice amazing, creepy or something in between? However you feel about it, it is the basis of Amazon New ring always home cam, A security camera that is – also get it – a drone that flies inside your home while shooting video, then can upload it to the stream or cloud.

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You read it right Amazon announced its new flying security camera Updated Echo and Echo Dot Smart Speaker And a Mailbox sensor, But this out-of-the-box approach to home security is the buzz generated by both smart home aficionados and privacy advocates.

Wi-Fi security cameras are nothing new, but like last year Eco Frames And Echo loop (Smart glasses And ring), The Ring Always Home Cam will combine familiar technology with a wildcard new feature – in this case, an indoor drone. This may sound tidy, but from a company that is facing public outrage this year for its policy of only sharing doorbell camera footage of users with police, Ring Always Home Cam over some privacy questions Raises more, not the least of which is how Amazon plans to secure people’s personal data. Here’s what we know so far.


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Why did Amazon ring make indoor drone?

The ring will make you more fond of Always Home Cam which is like a “purpose-driven security camera” (in marketing-spec), which is to be mounted on a drone instead of a drone with a security camera.

The idea is to capture surveillance footage of your entire home with just a security camera that pilots through your rooms. However, for the price (keep reading for more details), you can buy just about 12 Wedge cams.

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The small drone takes about an hour to charge and can fly for about five minutes before docking again.

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How does Always Home Cam work?

You program the flight path through your home instead of literally running the Ring Always home cam with a remote control.

Once this route is learned, the camera can fly for up to 5 minutes before recharging, which takes about an hour in the included dock. You can view a live feed of Always Home cam rounds in the Ring app, or a recording saved in the ring’s cloud, which requires either a $ 3-month subscription to cover a ring device, or every ring The device requires $ 10 a month. .

The device works with a ring alarm protection kit and must respond to unexpected activity while the system is set to “dock” mode to let its dock fly around and see what’s going on is. Amazon says the “obstacle avoidance technique” prevents onboard flying into unexpected objects like your cat. Instead, the drone would return to its dock and inform the owner that he faced a problem.

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Amazon also introduced the redesigned Echo and Echo Show 10.

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What about security and privacy?

The physical camera of the Home Cam is always covered when the device is docked, so it cannot record or stream video while charging. It only patrols when it senses that you are gone. It will only fly along a predetermined path, and cannot be manually controlled.

It should only start when it starts flying around your house. If it flies into someone’s home, Amazon says the engine is designed to be loud enough that anyone in the same room will hear the drone passing by. In its launch presentation, Amazon referred to it as “privacy you can hear”.

By the time the Always Home Cam goes on sale (more below), the ring is expected to have end-to-end encryption available for security drones. End-to-end encryption is also expected to roll out the ring’s other security cameras later this year, adding a layer of security designed to prevent hacking and security flaws.

This means, at least in theory, that you and only you will be able to access your data saved in the ring recording server, including video recording.

Ring Always Home Cam Price And Date Of Sale

Amazon says the Ring Always Home Cam will be available “in 2021” and will cost $ 250. This is equivalent to the price of the ring’s motion-activated floodlight camera and is just $ 50 more than the ring spotlight camera, both stable.


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