Jackie – The Flying Security Camera

Ritwik drone prototype
Ritwik working on the prototype

Ritwik and Jackie, two graduate students from Northwestern University believe they have come up with an idea that is going to revolutionise home security and interactive smart home monitoring. The answer is Jackiean indoor flying drone with camera capabilities accessed by your own smart phone through an app that is soon going to be available for iOS and Android phones.

Now, they need your help in raising awareness and $40,000 in funding on Kickstarter. You have the possibility of pre-ordering Jackie for a special price of $199, $50 off expected RRP and contribute to this exciting development.

The two students have already been offered investment by a Silicon Valley incubator and have been accepted into the Northwestern University incubator. They have a working prototype and functioning app and are looking to invest the $40,000 raised into manufacturing and testing market demand.

Jackie ios prototype app
The Jackie iOS app prototype shows easy to fly controls with ‘Land’ menu option and wide angle camera.

How does Jackie, the security drone work?

From what we understand, Jackie will essentially be an indoor flying camera connected to your WiFi and streaming the video over the internet to your mobile phone application. That’s right, although there are already static cameras that can do that, or even some that will pan/ tilt around, Jackie is one of a kind. Think you left the gas on in the kitchen? Do you want to check if your new Amazon package has arrived? With Jackie, you can fly it from room to room for peace of mind and reassurance when you’re not home.

The user will be able to take our their phone, launch the app and view the live camera feed straight from the app, flying Jackie around from even thousands of miles away, as long as you have an internet connection.

Jackie will come with a landing pad which acts as its wireless charging platform so it won’t run out of battery when you need it most.

If all this sounds exciting to you, then visit their Kickstarter page to read more and get yourself one of these prototypes for only $199, as soon as they are released!