Drones have long been used by the military for multitude of purposes. However, newer uses of drone are in the coming. Secom is currently working on a private security drone which can be used by security firms and the likes.
Secom, a Japanese security company, is currently working on a tiny drone which weighs a mere 1.6 kilograms and is 24 inches wide. The drone, effectively a quadrotor, can be deployed by a security firm to keep eyes on suspected individuals.
This is the first ever drone that is being offered as intended for the security firms. For the right price, even the individuals may be able to make use of the private drone. The quadrotor will be able to track suspects with lasers and perform a whole lot of other tasks.
For now, the tiny drone is still in the workshop, and will be made available some time during 2014. Secom plans to offer the drone for $58 per month initially, though we also expect to see a retail price tag on that thing.
On a side-note, it would seem that privacy of the individuals in the coming days would be a forgotten notion. The development of this drone gives us a glimpse at a future which would be fraught with drones being used by different organizations and entities. In other words, the moment you step out of your room, you wouldn’t know whether or not you are under surveillance. And that, in truth, reminds me of Orwell’s ‘1984.’