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The Ring Always Home Cam Is a $250 Drone You Can Have Flying Inside Your Home

Why set up security cameras inside every room of your house when you could have a drone flying around, with the same functionality of all these put together?
The Always Home Cam drone from Ring will fly inside your home next year 8 photos
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This is no longer the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the future, as envisioned by Amazon’s Ring.

The home security company has introduced the Ring Always Home Cam as an upcoming product, a $250 drone that will fly inside your house, offering you a bird’s eye view of your home when you’re away. The drone pairs with the Ring Alarm system and can be set to fly on preset routes, at certain moments of your choosing.

Users will be able to set the drone in motion using a smartphone app or have it automatically triggered by motion, which is when it would fly to that location and take video, streaming it to your device. This way, they would never again have to worry about forgetting a window open or leaving the kettle on, Ring says on the official blog.

That said, the drone is destined strictly for indoor use, with plans to bring it to market the next year. Ring is unable to offer an estimated timeline for the release, since it’s pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

At the presentation event, the drone wasn’t functional, CNN reports. Ring president Leila Rouhi held it by hand while showing its functionality, and said that it would sit on a dock or base. The dock would obscure the camera on the extended trunk below the caged propellers. In motion, the trunk comes out of the dock and the camera starts recording.

To assuage privacy advocates, the Always Home Cam would buzz when flying, thus alerting a subject of the fact that they’re being recorded. "Privacy you can hear" is how Ring describes it. It can’t be controlled manually, Rouhi added.
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Editor's note: Gallery shows the DJI Matrice 300 RTK drone.

About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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