Sunflower Labs Announces Availability of World’s First Fully Autonomous Residential Security Drone

Sunflower Labs is announcing the launch of the Sunflower Home Awareness System—the world’s first fully autonomous residential security drone—at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Starting today, homeowners will be able to pre-order the Sunflower system with a deposit of $999. The company will deliver the first systems to customers mid-2020.

The Sunflower Home Awareness System pairs always-on motion and vibration sensors with AI processing to provide privacy and peace-of-mind to homeowners while dramatically minimizing false alarms, which a 2018 Urban Institute study found accounts for up to 90 percent of police calls from security systems.

“Advancements in smart home security have been stationary or dependent on video cameras until now,” said Alex Pachikov, co-founder and CEO of Sunflower Labs. “Thanks to the integration of AI and machine learning, homeowners can now have a truly smart security system that, over time, learns and reacts to its surroundings. Sunflower Labs is a leader in the next evolution in smart security.”

The Sunflower Home Awareness System consists of three components: Sunflowers, Bee and Hive:

  • The Sunflowers: Each Sunflower, disguised as garden lights, houses an array of motion and vibration sensors to constantly monitor activity on the property. Sunflowers are capable of detecting and differentiating people, animals and cars as well as displaying the activity on a map in real-time.
  • The Bee: A lightweight, fully-autonomous drone that navigates safely to observe activity on your property. The Bee has advanced features, such as automatic deployment, fully autonomous flight, ultrasonic collision-avoidance sensors, high-precision differential GPS and live streaming video.
  • The Hive: This sleek, weatherproof housing and charging station not only keeps the Bee safe and powered up, it’s also the brains of the entire system with AI data processing and analysis enabled by an embedded system.

If the system senses anything out of the ordinary, it sends an alert to the property owner’s mobile device. In seconds, the owner can choose to launch an autonomous drone flight and view real-time aerial footage of the property via the Sunflower Labs app from anywhere in the world.

The starting price for the system is $9,950. Final pricing may vary based on customization for your property. To learn more about Sunflower Labs Home Awareness System, please visit booth # 51306 at Hall G in Eureka Park at Sands Expo during CES 2020 and at the CES ShowStoppers media event. Learn more at

About Sunflower Labs

Sunflower Labs makes an autonomous outdoor security system that senses and deters unwanted visitors before they’re at your door. Founded in 2016 by Alex Pachikov and Christian Eheim, Sunflower Labs is backed by notable investors, including All Turtles, General Catalyst, Social Discovery Ventures, and Stanley Ventures. The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco.

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