Amazon's latest Alexa device is a home security camera

by Linda Olson October 26, 2017, 0:14
Amazon's latest Alexa device is a home security camera

"Amazon seems to be on an unstoppable mission to own every aspect of the home", said CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood. Users can check on the pets from work, monitor the front door while traveling, or look in on the kids' room from the kitchen. It's a indoor home security camera that acts as the brains for a smart lock, allowing Amazon to decide when it should open your house for a delivery.

It sounds like Amazon has thought this through completely, but we still expect to see some push back against Key and the idea of granting Amazon drivers access to your home when you're not around.

The most interesting thing about the Cloud Cam is its integration with a new Amazon service called Amazon Key. Prime Members in the 37 cities where it's launching will first have to order the $250 Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes Amazon's new Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock.

I've been waiting for an Amazon security camera ever since the online retailer and smart home manufacturer faked me out with the fashion-focused Echo Look cam.

Amazon also recommends not using in-home delivery if a pet can reach the front door. Drivers will knock before unlocking the door electronically with a handheld scanner.

Non-Binary Gender Option Coming to California IDs in 2019
Supporters argued that the bill was necessary to provide the transparency needed to educate voters. In a veto message , Brown said the tax return requirement goes too far.

The Cloud Cam, which will be controlled by a yet-to-be-released Cloud Cam app, is available for pre-order with shipments beginning on November 8th. It won't tell you who it sees, but it should divide alerts into basic motion and person-related motion. If you only pick up the camera without a monthly subscription, you'll be able to access video clips (which are recorded when human activity is detected) from a single camera, which are stored on Amazon's AWS servers.

The Cloud Cam itself is a slick piece of hardware. All of this is done through an encryption process, and once the process is complete, the Cloud Cam begins recording, and the door is unlocked for the employee to enter.

The service also offers keyless access for family and friends. Customers can try any subscription free for 3 days. Cloud Cam is created to fit in any part of your house, freestanding or mounted, just plug it in, download the free Cloud Cam App for iOS, Android or Fire OS, and get started. Owners can access the camera via their Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, or Fire tablet using voice commands.

You know the one. One camera costs $119.99, but it can also be purchased in bundles of two for $199.99 and three for $289.99. This time the security camera industry just got a new competitor.

Recommended News

TOP News

Gold Star Wife Natasha De Alencar Shares Audio of President Trump's Call
Of those who would address the question, more said they had not heard from Trump than said they did. "Sad!" he wrote on Twitter. "What a terrible thing, except that he's an unbelievable hero", Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt.

Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer
Sessions gave little to the Democrats who were trying to bring allegations of "collusion" and "obstruction of justice" as Sen. The official said that as a general matter, the guidance "doesn't legalize discrimination at all".

Gujarat Polls: blame game begins as Hardik Patel meets Rahul Gandhi
He tweeted that he is not fighting against BJP, instead, the fight is between 6 crore people of Gujarat and BJP. He has denied the allegation. "These allegations are serious", said Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari.

Lupita Nyongo'o Says Harvey Weinstein Once Tried To Coerce Her Into Sex
He said she decribed to the LAPD "extremely serious sexual assault and rape" but did not go into the "graphic" details. When Weinstein began to take off his trousers , Nyong'o went straight to the door and told him she was uncomfortable.

A Mississippi School Named for Jefferson Davis Is Being Renamed After Obama
A MS school named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis will have a new name starting next year - Barack Obama Magnet IB. The name change will take effect during the 2018-19 school year at the school, the district said in a statement to WJTV.

PM launches infra projects worth Rs 3769 crore in Bihar
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Centenary Celebrations of Patna University, in Patna , Bihar on Saturday. The prime minister will also be accompanied by Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari for the ceremony.

'Heavy rain expected': Met Éireann issues a Status Yellow warning
Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. It has warned of some transport disruption and short term loss of power and other services is also possible.

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech
A number of first team players have not travelled for the fixture, but Wenger does select the experienced Petr Cech in goal. Theo Walcott had two early chances as Arsenal dominated in the early periods of the game but he was unable to convert them.

Mourinho explains 'mission impossible' at Old Trafford
Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee), Paul Pogba (hamstring), Michael Carrick (calf), Marouane Fellaini (knee) and Eric Bailly (groin) all miss out.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Reveal Their Third Baby's Due Date!
The duchess re-emerged in public late last week at an event to raise awareness about mental health, one of her pet causes. Kate also attended a Buckingham Palace reception on October 10 to mark World Mental Health Day.