Here come the surveillance drones

A look at the factors affecting adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV drones) for law enforcement and video surveillance


It’s a big leap from using drones for high security events, border patrol and military applications to using them in our hometowns and cities. There are FAA airspace issues and the aforementioned privacy concerns. There are costs that have to come down. Just recently, we’ve seen bills introduced that would expressly require warrants for domestic surveillance use of drones. But like it or not, that leap will happen, and I believe there will be a day when the technology become ubiquitous.