Ring on Thursday introduced a new product to its growing lineup of smart home devices — the Ring Always Home Cam. Unlike the Amazon company’s other home security cameras, the Always Home Cam is a flying camera drone that docks when it isn’t in use. The Ring Always Home Cam will be available in 2021 and will cost $250.
Along with this hardware announcement, Ring says you’ll be able to turn on end-to-end encryption in the Ring app’s Control Center “later this year” in an effort to improve the security of its devices.
A bit of Ring history
Before Ring was Ring, it was a startup called Bot Home Automation. Bot Home’s inaugural product, the 2014 Doorbot, was among the first video doorbells on the market. Unfortunately, it had a lot of problems — clunky design, limited features and poor