Amazon Love affair with drones It appears to have been passed on to the Ring home security company. during Amazon today updatedRing announced the new Always Home Cam, a self-driving indoor drone that flies around your home and gives you a live, mobile feed for your home if it detects an intruder or an emergency.
The drone will sell for $ 249 (about £ 200, AU $ 350, although no international rates are available or available yet) and will launch sometime in 2021. It cannot be transported manually; However, you can create predefined observation paths from room to room, so that you can choose protected rooms in your home.
The drone It said The battery has a life of five minutes, and it only aims to make trips of one minute (on average) before returning to its hub to recharge. But during its frequent trips, you’ll get 1080p footage of your home, which should be clear enough to let you know if you’ve locked the door or turned off the fireplace remotely with the Ring app.
If you want to see the drone in action, check out the (somewhat ridiculous) carousel video ad below. Cornie acts aside, it gives you a glimpse of how the drone behaves and the clarity of the camera’s video stream in flight.
Once docked, the drone camera feed is blocked, and during flight the drone makes an audible noise to alert you. This way, you will never have to worry about registering the drone while you are unaware.
Always Home Cam also has obstacle avoidance technology, which will prevent it from crashing into anything (or anyone). If so, the drone is just 5 x 7 x 7 inches, and it has grills to block out propellers, so it’s unlikely to cause much damage.
When the drone detects movement, or when any of the Ring Alarm sensors or cameras issue an alarm, the drone will fly on a preset path to check in the vicinity of the alarm for the source of the disturbance.
An alternative to a surveillance camera?
Indoor security cameras from most companies, including Ring, have 1080p resolution and a field of view (FOV) somewhere in the 100 to 145 degree range. So that’s some panning and tilting. But none of them could get up and fly to find a thief.
To fully protect the home, you need multiple security cameras for each room. This might make your Always Home Cam attractive, as it can protect multiple rooms at once.
However, the fact that it only flies for up to five minutes at a time, and spends most of its time mooring, shows that it will not Replace A home security system that provides round the clock motion detection. probably a plus That is, it checks for any blind spots and helps check rooms where you don’t want a permanent camera feed.