Security Drone Follows, Photographs Intruders
A Japanese company is launching a drone that will automatically launch when an intruder is detected and follow him or her while sending video to human supervisors.
The UAV will be offered to businesses in Japan by Secom. It will operate on large parcels of land such as shopping malls and supermarkets with large parking lots, reported PC World.
The drone can link with an intruder-detection system that sends beams of laser light along the perimeter of a secure space. When the detector senses motion, the drone automatically takes off from a nearby charging station to investigate. It can send real-time video of an intruder or vehicle and even its license plate to a Secom security center for analysis, said PC World.
The robot’s battery only allows it about 10 minutes of flying time, but it will automatically return to its station to recharge. It has a high-definition camera and several sensors.
Secom plans to offer the machines on a monthly rental basis to enterprise users as part of its security services, which include traditional burglar alarms and security guards.