One security trend that is hot at the moment is the increasing use of drones for added security and surveillance. Physical security is comprised of many moving parts, all designed to keep property, people, and assets safe and technology afford security specialists a way to increase their effectiveness and enhance safety. One such technology is the use of drones for surveillance for security operations.
Drone Usage Increasing
The use of drones across many industries is increasing at a rapid rate. The reason this technology is so optimal for security is that drones can go where humans cannot. Security personnel can use drones from a safe distance to explore dangerous areas mapping out safe routes for entry.
Additionally, significant advancements in AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning are enhancing the effectiveness of drones across all sectors. The more intelligent the equipment, the less user-interaction they need and the more they can do like map surroundings, track movement, and precisely locate specific people, places, or assets.
Some of the ways drones are being used for security and surveillance are:
- Site surveying
- Automatic threat response
- Remote inspection
- Delivery or pickup of dangerous items
- Intruder detection
- Border patrol
- Perimeter guarding
The Benefits of Using Drones for Security
There are numerous benefits to using drones as part of a security plan. As technology advances, drone usage is expected to increase exponentially over the next few years. Some of the vast benefits include:
- Enhanced Visibility: Drones can go places where humans cannot. Due to their small size, drones can fit in inaccessible areas to monitor and alert operators of any dangers, breaches, or intruders.
- Efficient ROI: Drones offer a considerable ROI because they provide so many benefits for a minimal cost. They save human operators time and money using GPS locators and can instantly be dispatched to any location. Using drones instead of alternative technologies, companies can save thousands and save lives.
- Instant Response: Whereas it takes time to get a group of security officers in place, a drone can be dispatched instantly and respond to a situation immediately, even before support personnel arrives.
- Remote Monitoring: The ability to remotely monitor an entire venue using multiple drones saves manpower and money. Not only does your coverage increase, but you can be in multiple places at once with fewer personnel.
- Unobtrusive: Drones can survey an area silently without detection and record video.
- Night Vision: Many drones are equipped with infrared night vision and work really well in low light situations allowing security personnel to “see” what might be difficult for them to view in person.
Drones are being used in security in real-life situations all over the United States by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the National Guard, private security companies, state police, and even high-tech corporations. The use of drones is expected to expand more than seven times over the next ten years.
To find out more about using drones in your security system, contact DMAC Security today.