Numerous security companies are beginning to employ drones for security purposes. This is a rapidly expanding sector in the security industry as a whole. Security Drones have a wide range of uses as well since they can provide coverage for remote locations and places that aren’t easily or safely reached.
Utilizing drones comes with new challenges through having to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. All drones for commercial, recreational, governmental, and other purposes are required to be registered through the FAA. For security companies that employ this solution, there is a learning curve that comes with it. Below are several of the reasons we’re excited about this growing security-based technology solution.
Implementing Drones For Security And Surveillance
For the most part, drones are used responsibly and effectively. But since this is a fairly new technology that is significantly popular, there are many accounts of drones not being used correctly. Most recently, a drone video of a mama bear and her cub went viral. At first, people were awestruck when the bears climbed up a steep, slippery slope. In an article on the video, animal researchers were quick to point out that the video was “the work of an irresponsible drone operator who, in trying to film the bears, drove them into a dangerous situation that almost cost the cub its life.”
On the other hand, security drones have many uses that provide practical and necessary functions. Drones can be used to check for people who might not have the authorization to be in a certain area. They can also check for vandalism, weather damage, and missing persons. They can watch for parking violations and even find missing or stolen property.
Security Drones Have Potential
While there are some obstacles to overcome before drones are widely and confidently accepted, the biggest benefit of drones is the coverage they can provide. It gives security companies a bird’s eye view for the first time. Many are also capable of recording what the camera sees, which is important for verification and tangible evidence.
For now, it seems that the benefits truly outweigh the costs of upkeep. Since this technology is a fairly new concept, there’s a lot of potential for the security industry to adopt drones and improve their function in the industry. Although drones aren’t part of our current business security system, we enjoy keeping our stakeholders updated on the latest and greatest technology-based security trends.
For more information on the future of the security industry, check out our blog What Business Security Will Look Like In The Future and How Artificial Intelligence Will Help The Physical Security Industry.