The news reflects Amazon’s growing security business since its acquisition of Ring, maker of smart doorbells in 2018, an effort that has come under scrutiny from civil liberties advocates.
The new news also represents the company’s latest attempt to enter the homes of shoppers, as it began with the issue of parcel delivery years ago and supplemented it with tools that allow consumers to turn off the lights or broadcast media via voice commands.
The drone is designed by Amazon, Called (Ring Always Home Cam), which will be available next year for $ 250, to shoot videos where customers lack fixed cameras.
Amazon Vice President Daniel Rausch said: The drone can show users live video when an alarm goes off.
It’s very reassuring to be able to get a view inside your home, where the drone only records videos in flight, he said in an interview.
The drone can automatically fly on previously defined routes to specific places in your home, and broadcast the video to your smartphone, and users can also set up paths for the drone via the smartphone app.
And if the drone detects that there is movement in a part of your home, it can fly alone to that place and record a video of what is happening.
The Always Home Cam is a drone that can fly inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you are not at home, and once it is finished flying, it returns to its platform to charge its battery.
The company also announced a car device that alarms when an intrusion or collision is detected.
And it unveiled a vehicle safety camera, and Ring Car Connect program that works with other vehicle cameras to play video and alarms, and Tesla will be The first automaker to match their models.
The Ring devices have been criticized by civil liberties advocates, such as the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has said: The company should end partnerships with the police.
In a blog post published in June, EFF employees wrote: Amazon and other companies provide a high-speed digital mechanism through which people can quickly make judgments about who belongs and who does not, and summon police to confront them.
The company will not proactively share videos with law enforcement, and users control what they want to share, and the company’s goal is to provide peace of mind, said Leila Rouhi, president of Ring, in an interview.
Amazon has also announced a cloud-based gaming service called Luna, Echo-class ball speakers, and features for its Aleska voice assistant, such as the ability to delete all previous recordings.
Various subscriptions help Amazon monetize products.
The new devices come as Amazon is working to maintain its US market share in the smart home speaker sector against its competitors, such as Apple and Google.