Amazon.com on Thursday (September 25) announced a drone for recording security video inside homes and car products for alerting vehicle owners about attempted break-ins.
The news reflects Amazon’s growing security business since its acquisition of smart doorbell maker Ring in 2018, an effort that’s drawn scrutiny from civil liberties advocates.
It also represents Amazon’s latest push into shoppers’ homes, which evolved from package delivery years ago to gadgets that let consumers turn off the lights or stream media by voice command.
Amazon’s indoor drone, the Ring Always Home Cam available next year, aims to capture video where customers otherwise lack static cameras.
It can show users video where an alarm has gone off.
The company also announced a car device that sounds an alarm when a break-in or bump is detected.
It unveiled a vehicle security camera, and the Ring Car Connect software that works with other vehicle cameras for video play back and alerting.
(Production: Aleksandra Michalska)