The future of smart homes is exciting for sure and this seems even more evident with Ring’s new announcements. The Amazon-backed business has launched the Always Home Cam, an autonomously flying indoor security camera that flies to pre-selected locations and allows the owner to check on home while being away. After the flying journey, the camera returns to the dock to recharge itself, automatically.
According to the statement by Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and “chief inventor; “the main idea behind this flying security camera is to provide multiple viewpoints throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras.” He further added that advancements in drone technology have made it possible.
The Always Home Cam is fully autonomous, but it needs to be guided by owners first to fly on specific paths inside the home. You will need to build a map of your home, on which it can fly autonomously. The flying camera can also be configured to fly on-demand or when the linked Ring alarm system detects a disturbance.
When docked, the Ring drone camera can’t make any recordings, which is a good privacy feature. The camera will activate only when it is flying. The new Ring drone camera will be useful to remotely check simple things at home like monitoring pets, checking whether a stove was turned off or a window/door was left open. It can fly for up to 5 minutes in a single charge and can be charged again in about 2 hours.
The Ring Always Home Cam also includes obstacle avoidance technology to allow it to avoid objects in its pre-set paths. Furthermore, it has enclosed propellers to prevent any damage to things or hurting a pet or person. Like all Ring Video Doorbells and Cams, it allows free-of-cost live streaming of videos.
The full specifications and the official price aren’t revealed yet, a tentative $249.99 price is making rounds though. Always Home Cam surely has the potential to up the ante in the smart home security industry! We would have to wait until next year for its launch. For now, see it in action below: