Amazon’s indoor camera drone is ready to fly around your home.
Amazon unloaded all the goods worth the delivery truck at a private event today. There are many, many smart home products that have been announced.
Look at the nest! Amazon is keeping pace with Google’s turf (and its old thermostat partner, AQB), the Amazon Smart Thermostat. The nest thermostat is a circle, so the object is a square, with the usual touch controls on the front and the remote control and an app for tracking usage (Alexa app). “Thermostat hunches” will allow Alexa to control the thermostat based on your location, and of course there are Alexa voice commands. Amazon has partnered with Honeywell Spin of Company Radio to develop the thermostat, saying the device is “made with Honeywell Home Thermostat technology.” Between Amazon’s Echo Smart and Honeywell’s thermostat experience, there’s plenty of expertise.
The device is $ 59.99, and for an additional 16 you can get a bundle with a C-Wire power adapter, which you may need if your existing thermostat wiring isn’t generating enough power. It’s dramatically cheaper than the Nest, with the cheapest thermostat being $ 129.99. Amazon is also downsizing its largest thermostat partner, Ecobee, which sends a thermostat that includes a full Alexa speaker and microphone, $ 229.99 Ecobee 4. It’s just a thermostat, but wow, it’s cheaper.
Some cameras, including those drone indoor cameras.
Next: Camera Amazon’s crazy indoor, flying drone camera – ambiguously called “color is always home cam” – is actually for sale in the US now. It was announced a full year ago, but is now available “exclusively by invitation” for 249.99. This is a “Day 1 Edition” (read: a beta product). So Amazon is not just letting anyone buy it. You can request an invitation to pay Amazon on the product page.
Like every other color camera, you can access the camera feed remotely through the Color app. You get 1440 × 1440 video feeds in which you can zoom in. You can train the drone with custom flight paths just by holding it in the air and walking around the house. There may be manual remote controls, but I realize they will be very limited.
There doesn’t seem to be much going on in the navigation stack. Amazon notes that “if HomeCam always encounters an unexpected interruption, it will stop and return to the charging dock.” The drone is also limited to a house story. If you have multiple stories, Amazon recommends multiple drones.
The drone stays in the dock for a while, and Amazon says it will only record video while it is flying. The dock also covers the camera, so it can’t record much when it doesn’t fly, even if it wants to. Its flight time is five minutes before it can be recharged, and it should be mailed to you when you work with it.
It’s a quadcopter, so like every other quadcopter, it’ll be a little quieter than a flying chain – but not much. The announcement video did not include an audio recording of the drone, but there is a video on Amazon’s product page indicating how loud the object will sound. Color President Leila Rohi explained to the BBC last year that, in addition to covering the camera in the dock, the quadcopter was “made loud, so it’s really a privacy you can hear.”
If you have a pet, Amazon acknowledges that they may “always need time to adjust to the noise and movement of the home cam.” If your dog is still scared of vacuum cleaners, imagine if that vacuum cleaner magically came alive when you were not at home and started flying around the room.
In other camera news, there is also a bell: Blank Door Bell. At. 49.99, this indoor bell camera does 30 fps, 1080p video with IR night vision and two-way audio. It runs on 2.4 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, and can carry two AA batteries if you don’t want to power it with a bell wire. Like all other blank cameras, it’s easy, inexpensive, and compatible with the Amazon Alexa ecosystem. There are some local storage capabilities through Blink Sync Module 2, or you can pay a monthly fee for cloud storage.
There are also two accessories for the Blink Outdoor Camera: the. 39.99 Flood Light Mount (it adds a motion sensor) and two LEDs (they include 700 Lemon Power and Motion Activated Recording). There is also a 9 129.98 solar panel mount for the Blink Outdoor Camera, which frees you from having to rely on ordinary AAs. Solar Mount has 18650 batteries. It is not clear whether the battery is replaceable by the user, and how long the battery gives you runtime is just as vague.
Color + Aero security system.
Another product before we go: Color Alarm Pro. It has been following the color alarm home security system since last year. The main difference is that Alarm Pro combines two parts of Amazon: a color alarm system. And An Aero Wi-Fi 6 mesh router. It will wirelessly connect your home to the Internet and protect it, all in one big box. The starter kit is $ 299.99 and you get eight items: an alarm pro base station, a keypad, four contact sensors, a motion detector, and an alarm range extender.
The base station seems to be the only different item from last year, with the Aero Wi-Fi 6 router functionality just as a new addition. It’s fully compatible with the aero mesh system, so just add another mesh point if you need to. Other widgets still use Z-Wave for low power communication. If you have last year’s version of Ring Alarm and want to upgrade to the Wi-Fi version, it will cost بیس 249 for base stations only. The new Alarm Pro will be released on November 3.
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