Thieves beware, the drones will catch you

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 18:46

From December 11th, citizens in Japan can purchase a security UAV that will follow invaders and catch them on camera.

The Secom surveillance drone has a camera and LED light which will automatically chase down any intruder and will be able to travel up to 6mph. Secom say's it is the first in the world to produce this type of flying autonomous monitoring service, and the drone will combine both sensing technology and imaging.

According to Engadget, owning a Secom security drone would cost in the region of $6,500, along with a $41 monthly charge for the security service. While the flying robot isn't particularly fast, it could help to identify suspicious people outside the range of a fixed camera.

It could be time to retire the guard dog!