Drones - useful tool or danger?
It is quite interesting how human beings can create new problems by using technologies to create tools that will make our life easier.
Technological progress has been always been a driving force. We make things to make our life easier, safer, we develop tools that help in our daily life, production, business, but sooner or later we should protect ourselves from machines we are created. Starting from the computer mistakes and glitches and ending with tragedies caused by machines. We should not forget that there are human factor, which will always follow every human being or a process where he is involved.
Anti-drone system overview and technology comparison
At the beginning when unmanned aerial vehicles were more than a toy or an object of joy, no one realized how it could go in next 10 years.
Technologies are always ahead and it’s power and speed of evolution amazes everyone.
Now unmanned aerial vehicles or simply the drones become a useful tool in various business spheres. Photographers and filmmakers using professional drones as a mobile camera filming best shots from the air, geodesists and construction specialists using drones for object scanning, and monitoring, even police and border control uses drones as useful tool for surveillance and prevention of illegal acts.
In reality 90% of drone users are amateurs who use drones for a joy. Enthusiasts and professional hobbyists unlike the amateurs understand the consequences of flying in urban area.
Video survelliance step into the future: from military to commercial use
Not a secret, that video survelliance is not anymore a prerogative of the strategic military objects or high security objects. Technology development in past 10 years made survelliance system affordable to the wide range of customers accross the world starting from the small companies and shops to private customers.There are plenty of video survelliance system producers around the world, with wide range options, resolutions and pricing. 2016 is likely to see the continuation of several long-term trends in the video surveillance market. They include the move from standard-definition (SD) analog equipment to high-definition (HD) CCTV and network equipment, aggressive price competition, further consolidation of the supply base.
Drones in the urban area - growing threats
Drones become very popular nowadays, especially in urban areas. Starting from 2006 when Company SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd operating under the brand developed first quadrocopter the era of mass production drones began. Although the high price, the DJI drones such as Phantom and Inspire become very popular, reaching 400 000 units per year in 2014.
Quadrocopter main benefit in comparison with classic radio controlled aircraft model is ability to take off from a small area less that 2 m2. This benefit launched the mass flying in urban areas, where is a potential risk in case of crash. Enthusiasts fly over cities, skyscrapers, bridges, to capture beautiful picture. But due to the high interference risk in the crowded cities, the crashes appear very often. Flying high near by the skyscraper inexperienced drone pilot faces with several problems, like strong wind from the skyscraper corners, interference from the radio antennas as well as limited view. Those factors could affect the flight and cause serious consequences.