Ring Will Launch a Drone as Security Camera for Your Home Next Year

The Always Home Cam is a drone that flies through your home to make sure everything is intact when you’re not there. When the alarm goes off, it gets out of its dock and flies to the breach. The cameras are blocked when in the dock, so it only records when in flight, and because drones make noise when in flight, everyone knows when recording is taking place.

It’s also a money-saver, because you don’t need several cameras, but only one mobile one. What might be a problem is the fact that rooms have doors, so if you’ve left one closed, it won’t be possible for the drone to access it, so whatever happens in it will remain unmonitored and therefore unknown.

I suppose many apartment owners that rent out their apartments on Airbnb will be open to this idea, so the residents will always know when the owners are monitoring, or monitoring will only be done when required, and there’ll be no fear or issue of being recorded when this device is used instead of security cameras.

It’s going to be priced around $250 per security drone, and it’s the company’s most ambitious project to date. We’ll need to wait until next year to see if it actually works as well as expected.

Would you be interested in something like this?

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This is so crazy but I'm impressed

Surveillance drone in an AirBnB? No thanks. I don’t want any kind of monitoring at all of the apartment I’m renting whether I’m there or not. Who in their right mind would rent an AirBnB knowing there are cameras present?!

I mean with the amount of cocaine, hookers and money laundering I will be doing when I’m in an Airbnb it’s a definite no from me.

Will it come with a pepper spray accessory?

Maybe an after-market business idea. Kickstarter anyone?

This is sold to us as a security device but it’s simply big brother getting us to pay for their surveillance on us. Besides, if a burglar (masked to avoid being recognised) breaks into your house, what’s to stop them breaking the drone?

Or stelaing something, amirite?


"When the alarm goes off, it gets out of its dock and flies to the breach."

This implies Amazon has a map layout of your home. No Bezos. Not happening.

"The cameras are blocked when in the dock, so it only records when in flight,..."


I am SO here for this!

I want an outdoor version of this, with timers and motion sensors to activate it. It would save me some money and bandwidth, compared to my 4-5 all-time-recording cams i am using now. The inside is actually useless, the burglar could wear a mask, and the first thing that he will break is this (ok, after my doorlock).
Noone needs a map of your house, but if someone would, you already gave the blueprints to the authorities.