Ring’s latest home security camera is taking flight. The new Always Home Cam is an innovative drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you’re not home. Once the drone finished its work it returns to its dock to charge its battery.
Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder says the idea behind the Always Home Cam is to provide multiple viewpoints throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras. He said the company has spent the past two years on focused development of the device, and that it is an “apparent device that is very hard to build.” Thanks to advancements in drone technology, the company is able to make a product like this and have it work as desired.
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How ‘Always Home Cam’ works ?
The Always Home Cam is fully automatic, but owners can tell it what path it can take and where it can go. When you first get the device, you build a map of your home for it to follow, which allows you to ask it for specific viewpoints Such as a bedroom or kitchen. The drone can be commanded to fly on-demand or programmed to fly when a disturbance is detected by a linked Ring Alarm system.
The charging dock blocks the camera’s view, and the camera only records when it fly. The company says the drone makes an audible noise when flying so it recorded the footage.
The Ring says the camera can be used for simple things like checking if window left open or stove was left. It features obstacle avoidance technology to allow it to avoid objects in its path and its shrouded propellers prevent damage to property or hurting a pet or person that might collide with the drone.
It is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year.