Amazon’s Ring has announced a new home security camera that can let you virtually walk through your house when you’re not home. The Ring Always Home Cam is mounted on a drone of sorts that can fly a preset path to check for intruders, open windows or left-on ovens. But of course, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.
What started as a simple video doorbell a few years ago has spiraled out of control into a full-blown home security empire for Amazon. There are Ring cameras for indoors and outdoors, peepholes, alarm systems, even panic buttons. But no matter how many cameras you have watching your house and yard, you’re always going to miss a spot.
To fill in that gap, Ring has now unveiled the Always Home Cam. It’s a dumb name for a smart idea – basically it’s a camera mounted to a small drone, which can buzz around your house to check for intruders, or more mundane things like windows left open or lights left on. Users can watch along through the Ring app from wherever they are, and it can be paired with the Ring Alarm system so that it can investigate when something triggers the alarm.