First announced last year, Amazon will begin selling the Ring Always Home Cam from today, September 28, in addition to the new Ring Alarm Pro, Blink Video Doorbell, and several other products. There are just two caveats: Access to the Ring Always Home Cam is currently invite-only and won’t ship until later this year.
The new Ring Always Home Cam is an autonomous indoor security camera that essentially resembles a flying drone with a Ring camera on the bottom. This allows you to keep an eye on what is happening in your home even when you are away. The device streams 1080p video to your smartphone via the Ring app, so you can check for intruders or make sure you haven’t left the hob on in the blink of an eye.
While owners can set pre-selected paths for the drone to fly, it is also able to automatically fly to other areas when it detects motion. In addition, the drone also integrates with a Ring Alarm security system so that if your alarm goes off, the drone will fly a preset course to see what’s going on. You also don’t have to worry about the drone’s battery running out while you’re away; once it’s done flying around your house, the drone will automatically return to its dock to recharge, like many of today’s modern robotic vacuum cleaners.
The Ring Always Home Cam sells for $249.99 and if you’re in the US you can request an invite here. If you’re on the fence, you can too watch this video to get a better idea of how the flying security camera works in action.