Amazon Ring Always Home Cam
Released: October 2021
Amazon has launched Ring Always Home Cam, an autonomous drone equipped with a security camera that can move around customers' homes on pre-programmed routes streaming video.
Despite Amazon's claim that the Always Home Cam has been designed as a privacy-first product, commentators and digital rights advocates are concerned that the drone will inevitably erode privacy, especially when updates and upgrades are made, and jeopardise security.
Sector: Consumer goods
Purpose: Strengthen home security
Technology: Drone; Computer vision
Issue: Privacy; Security; Surveillance; Dual/multi-use
Transparency: Governance; Privacy
Published: September 2021