Drones are gradually growing from a hobbyist toy or a video developer’s eagle eye into an undeniably useful tool in security surveillance and reconnaissance. However, the presence of drones in an unregulated society has raised a lot of safety and privacy concerns.
Drones can be pro security or a security threat. For instance, a well-implemented drone surveillance, or drone security system will augment intruder detection systems and validate threats or record incriminating footage where mainstream cameras can’t reach.
While this is good news for many investors, there’s the ever-present air safety and privacy concerns that have pushed a couple of states into passing some laws to control the general use of drones.
Flying drones in unchartered areas could be problematic to air traffic especially if the drone can hit the minimum airplane flight levels. The most recent drone-air traffic interaction was at Gatwick Airport, England where a runway was shut down after a drone flew too close to the restricted airspace.
How Does this Relate to You?
If you are wondering how this affects a sprawling residential area or a harbor, mining facility and industry, think of what could happen if unauthorized drones join your security details drones and survey on, or sabotage your premises.
Drone security and surveillance are more than just flying a drone. You will need to deploy an elaborate surveillance system that not only monitors high-risk hazards or automates inspection but also identifies any unauthorized flight in your local airspace. Failure to do this will put your high-value assets at risk since you are giving other people an unrecognizable way to survey and harm the premises in peace.
Automation that Works
The idea behind deploying drones to monitor vast sites or installation is to cut down on manual inspection labor. They bring some aspect of automation that could easily spiral out of control as the drones begin to increase in number.
A full automation solution will take your drone control beyond one person flying and monitoring feed from one drone to intricate AI that flying multiple drones in a predetermined flight pattern that ensures constant monitoring. In such a setting, your personnel will only have to command a drone and fly it in for detailed surveillance when something seems out of order. Stock drone automation is rarely enough.
The Right Drone for the Right Conditions
A night surveillance drone will not work the same as a daytime drone or as specialized storm equipment. For your drone security system to be complete, you need a professional to survey your requirements, recommend the right drones to have on standby, and set aside convenient docking/recharging station to ensure that your drones are available on demand.
Drone surveillance is a great option for keeping tabs on vast areas where fixed cameras would be hard to deploy. A single drone can easily replace 10 or 20 cameras without putting your investments at risk. Finding a reliable contractor who will first survey your premises, give recommendations and perhaps model the proposed project before installing it is the best way to ensure that you get the right contractor for the job.