Drones aren’t new to the technology arena by any stretch. But as they’ve become more and more advanced and easier to control, they’ve also become more prevalent in the security industry.
Most recently, Secom, a company based in Tokyo, has designed an autonomous drone which is equipped with a surveillance camera. That part isn’t terribly groundbreaking, but what’s exciting is that the drone is designed to detect unwanted intruders and follow them and photograph them as they try to escape.
Marketed to enterprise and other large customers, the drone is designed for entities that need to monitor large buildings or expansive pieces of land.
Once an intruder is detected, the surveillance drone will lift off, hover at a height of three to five meters, and follow the suspect around, up to 10km/hour. Information gathered from the drone will then be sent to Secom’s security center and the threat is analyzed.
These drones are available for purchase in Japan for a cool $7000 up front and $40 per month for monitoring.
Would you want a drone to supplement or replace a security system?
Source: Digital Trends