It’s not a bird. It’s a drone. Chances are that’s it’s just another thing that will be soon be part of your life.
One flew over the Lazy Bee lawn recently filming a wedding ceremony. Years ago, drones were common nearby as they flew through our valley sent by the government to film who knew what.
Data produced by these vision-system sensors is enormous. There’s also ultrasonic listening, vibration, rain, light and other radar sensors, too.
In August a news source announced that the U.S. Secret Service was planning to test a special unmanned aerial device to track our President. Those custom drones use a 360-degree camera to send secure data back to operators through a tether.
Drones provided security for the Boston Marathon this year four years after the terror attack to give law enforcement the perspective over crowds.
Cyphy Works, a Boston company, is putting drones on the battlefield to save lives of soldiers and civilians.
In Australia, a company called LittleRipper will monitor beaches for sharks because their views are superior to humans.
Drones are super-snoopers. Discreet, inexpensive, upgraded easily, or switched out for maintenance, they can be tethered to a power source and stay aloft for days.
They offer solutions for law enforcement at prisons, asset protection, firefighting, border surveillance and special ops. operators.
I’ll never have one, but, then again, I didn’t think I’d ever have or use a smart phone or computer. Once you have one, you wonder how did you ever lived without such a device.
How could you put a drone to work? Hum. For instance, if you were a detective, wouldn’t it be easier to work from home instead of collecting data from a car or up in a tree. Maybe there will be a drone for attachment to a car to see where it goes.
(Thanks to PhotoPin for the above picture of a drone coming in for a landing.)