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I do think this is a cool idea and could possibly be the future of security systems but I’m just not sure it is something I would want in my home. I can see this product making some customers lives more convenient and safe but is it really all that necessary? “The best scenarios Ring founder Jamie Siminoff could envision revolved around checking to see if you left the stove on or a window open. But a drone cam isn’t going to turn off that stove or shut that window. And if there’s a door blocking its path, it isn’t going to magically phase through it”(Adrian Covert, spy.com). It would be nice to check on the house and my dog when I am not there but I feel like it would be an unnecessary security device for intruders because I already have ring doorbell as well as window sensors. To me, this feels like too much of an invasion of privacy. I would be too freaked out about the device “watching me” or getting hacked. It is one thing to have a security camera at your door, its another to have one that is able to roam all over your house, so I think I’ll just stick to my Ring doorbell.
Covert, Adrian. “Does Amazon’s New Ring Flying Drone (Yes, Really) Take Home Security a Step Too Far?” SPY, SPY, 28 Sept. 2020, spy.com/articles/gadgets/smart-home/amazon-ring-home-security-drone-1202707063/.
Newman, Lily Hay. “Amazon’s Latest Gimmicks Are Pushing the Limits of Privacy.” Wired, Conde Nast, 11 Oct. 2020, www.wired.com/story/amazon-drone-camera-go-palm-data-privacy/.
Wollerton, Megan. “Amazon’s New Ring Camera Is Actually a Flying Drone — for inside Your Home.” CNET, CNET, 8 Oct. 2020, www.cnet.com/news/amazons-new-ring-camera-is-actually-a-flying-drone-for-inside-your-home/.