Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS
Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS

Call it the Consumer Surveillance Show. At CES, the ‘smart home’ tech spies could hack, and ‘home drone security’ straight out of a James Bond film

  • Beyond the hype about the latest internet-connected doorbell, fitness tracker or dash cam on show in Las Vegas are worries about their potential to spy on users
  • Worries of another kind are being exploited by firms touting night-vision floodlight cameras and camera-equipped drones to protect the home

Topic |   Technology
Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS
Amazon’s camera-equipped Ring doorbell, on show at CES in Las Vegas, is at the lower end of the surveillance technology curve. Homeowners can install night-vision floodlight cameras with sirens, or a camera-equipped drone to buzz visitors. Photo: Ring/Amazon/TNS
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