Home security and smart home technology pioneer Ring has announced a new security camera that will fly around an indoor space. Called the Always Home Cam, the autonomous drone will take flight around a house, moving room-to-room when the owner is not present.
As reported by The Verge, the company wants the Always Home Cam to be a first line of security for homeowners. Once the UAV completes flight sweeps of a property's interior, it returns to its dock and continues charging its battery.
The hardware works through a combination of advanced technology and special sensing that allows it to navigate the small spaces of a house or apartment. Moreover, this release also furthers the democratization of drone technology alongside tech developed by companies like Google and Amazon.
The Always Home Cam will launch in 2021, at a reported lower price than products with similar high functionality.
Jamie Siminoff, "chief inventor" for the company, says the flying product allows users to see their home from a remote location. Ring posted a blog post on its official website explaining the camera can be programmed or work autonomously, giving customers a complete overview of their property's interior.