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    Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    The 'Always Home Cam' automatically tours your home when your alarm senses an intruder.
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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    oh hell no!

    reminds me of this:
    https://youtu.be/_Wlsd9mljiU?t=41
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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Awaiting seeing this at DEFCON with twin mounted cannons.

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    I like the idea, not sure if the dog would be able to resist turning it into an expensive flying dog chew though...

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I like the idea, not sure if the dog would be able to resist turning it into an expensive flying dog chew though...
    What about the idea of an autonomous camera drone provided by a huge corporation with a history of data mining operating in your home do you like?
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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Love it.

    Just needs a stash of sleep darts
    Sadly my house is too small to justify one of these (you can fly heli/quads around it with care, but sill....) but its a rather cool idea!

    I do wish Amazon/Ring would crack on with their smart door locks though and get them released already - its all gone very quiet on that front recently and its a big hole in their product lineup imo. Although if they are taking their time so they can make one that works with UK Multi-point locks, i'll let them off

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Hell yes!!! With todays cameras, it could upload very very accurate pictures asap.

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    What about the idea of an autonomous camera drone provided by a huge corporation with a history of data mining operating in your home do like?
    Yeah, what could possibly go wrong

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Call me crazy, I think the next line of entertainment will involve drones like these. Like lazer tag and drones. Or some 007/escape the room simulator where you gotta evade sentry drones and trip wires.....then again maybe not.

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by mattburnzy View Post
    Call me crazy, I think the next line of entertainment will involve drones like these. Like lazer tag and drones.
    Already exists, and its a lot of fun

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Pretty cool. I think it has way too much protection around the fans for my liking, if I'm going after a burglar with it I want it as much like a blender as possible.

    Wife suggests a Klingon Bird of Prey appearance would be better

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mattburnzy View Post
    Call me crazy, I think the next line of entertainment will involve drones like these. Like lazer tag and drones.
    Already exists, and its a lot of fun
    It does? Do the drones shoot back?

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    That is the coolest thing I have seen this year, I want it

    I will have to modify it, something like this :

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by mattburnzy View Post
    It does? Do the drones shoot back?
    Yep.

    There are loads of cheap ones that don't (basically a hovering drone and a laser gun for target practice) and they are mostly rubbish, but you can get more advanced ones that do. When I have played it it's been FPV PVP and that's a load of fun - dog fighting with drones in the woods. Until I crashed into a tree and then had to spend a day rebuilding it. We built our own using some laser quest style packs that we built last year, and just transferred the electronics to some drones. I've not actually looked into the commercial options for a while tho.

    Can do it with planes too - like this - though i've not tried it myself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTf5LPve-ZU

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I do wish Amazon/Ring would crack on with their smart door locks though and get them released already - its all gone very quiet on that front recently and its a big hole in their product lineup imo. Although if they are taking their time so they can make one that works with UK Multi-point locks, i'll let them off
    I probably don't need to tell you this but just be careful with these things. And not for the "oh I can hack it" reasons people go on about (honestly, how pervasive are proper hacking skills or electrical engineering skills amongst the thief community? They put their XP into stealth, not intelligence). Obviously these things should really have a manual override and there's a real problem with very expensive electronics and very cheap back up locks.

    I'd wait for them to be torn apart on Youtube before investing or only use as an internal extra layer of security.

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    Re: Ring announces autonomous indoor security drone for $249

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I probably don't need to tell you this but just be careful with these things. And not for the "oh I can hack it" reasons people go on about (honestly, how pervasive are proper hacking skills or electrical engineering skills amongst the thief community? They put their XP into stealth, not intelligence). Obviously these things should really have a manual override and there's a real problem with very expensive electronics and very cheap back up locks.

    I'd wait for them to be torn apart on Youtube before investing or only use as an internal extra layer of security.
    It rather reminds me of the 'wonderful' idea of putting 'keyless' entry on cars - and doing it with collossal stupidity as to allow a burglar with a couple of hundred quid's worth of reader and booster to be able to not only enter your car, but start it and driving off with the damn thing, without even bothering with the chore of nicking a key.

    Allowing Amazon (or whoever) to monitor what music I listen to and when I turn lights on or off is one thing (and I'm not happy about that), but remote 'smart' unlocking of doors to my home .... that's going to require a whole different level of convincing. In short, not until a burglar has about the same chance of unlocking my door as I do of unlocking doors to my local bank. That is, not anytime soon.
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