Eye in the sky
Ring’s Autonomous Flying Drone Camera Patrols Your House When You’re Not Home

This is a promo video for Ring’s ‘Always Home Cam’, an autonomous drone camera that syncs with a Nest home security system and can fly around your house to patrol it when you’re not home, and investigate disturbances. *gets Ring drone camera notification* Oh cool my dog farted again.

The Always Home Cam is fully autonomous, 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 the kitchen or bedroom. 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 is in flight. Ring says the drone makes an audible noise when flying so it is obvious when footage is being recorded.

Yeah I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean on the one hand, no, but then on the other hand, also no. Well, I guess I do know how I feel about this after all.

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