Did I leave the stove on? Amazon’s flying camera can check
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to be able to answer the nagging question: Did I leave the stove on?
The company unveiled a flying home camera that you can ask to fly to check the stove while you’re out, or to see if you left the windows open. Amazon says the drone will automatically take flight if there’s movement in the house to show you what’s going on.
The device was one of several that Amazon unveiled Thursday as part of its annual gadget event. Due to the pandemic, this year’s version was held online instead of at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.
The indoor flying camera, called the Ring Always Home Cam, still needs approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, but Amazon said it expects to sell it next year at $250. It will also launch a camera and alarm system for cars next year under its Ring brand.
Critics have raised privacy concerns about Ring, which is best known for its doorbell cameras, citing the company’s close