Drones have long been advertised as the technological advance to watch. And with more and more functions for these flying robots, it would seem that a new use for this technology has been found. According to CCTV.co.uk, Drones in the future could be used to patrol the streets to offer CCTV coverage.
Drones have already proved themselves versatile, being used for awkward or dangerous film and TV shots, the recent development for the delivery of online orders and the conservational monitoring of wildlife without the disruption to creatures that could be caused by vehicles or an on foot expedition.
CCTV.co.uk have predicted that this useful new technology will be used in the future for neighbourhood patrols, on the lookout for criminal activity. Cameras are a common addition to drones and are a great option for the exploration of dangerous or more remote areas. Another perk of this technology is that it can capture footage that would otherwise require the use of a helicopter, at a significantly reduced cost. Adding a camera to a drone is a great solution for capturing images that would otherwise would be difficult to capture.
The relatively low cost of a drone, its small size and easy manoeuvrability means that drones would be the perfect solution for neighbourhood security, allowing suspicious individuals or behaviour to be monitored and logged. Technology could also develop, allowing the drone to be automated and return to its charging station ready for when it is next required.
Although already used as part of national security, Japan will be the first country to use drones as part of their domestic security, as Secom, the security company will be releasing a drone that captures visitor details including photos and car registrations. CCTV.co.uk also suggest that with the continuing development of AI technology, drones could also be used in order to greet guests, ask questions and gage their friendliness before escorting them to the operator.