Sep 24, 2020

Amazon unveils flying Ring security camera drone

Amazon's smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in. "The Always Home Cam is an incredibly ambitious device that will seem like something from a science fiction movie for many consumers," commented Ben Wood from the consultancy CCS Insight. The division claims its existing products - including video doorbells, indoor video cameras, and smart alarm systems - have helped make neighbourhoods safer. Global consumer spending on smart home products is expected to fall about 15% this year to $44bn due to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Amazon Echo is forecast to have 11.6 million smart speaker users in the UK by the end of 2020, according to research firm eMarketer.

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