Media outlets announced recently that the federal government had awarded a patent to Amazon for using drones for home security and surveillance. If you didn't see one of the article, this is the link to one of them from National Public Radio (NPR):
The article states that the patent papers 'describe a future in which Amazon customers order drones to hover around a home and scan for things such as a garage door left open, a broken window, graffiti or a fire.' Amazon is not the only company exploring the use of drones for enhancing security. Another entrant is Sunflower Labs and their website has a video that shows how their system works:
While both of these are early efforts, we certainly believe that flying drones will be used more and more in the future to enhance electronic security systems. They could be used for alarm verification and for giving homeowners and business owners more tools for managing their security from anywhere at any time.
What do you think of the idea of using drones for enhancing facility security? Good idea?
-Scott Hightower, Verified Security