CCTV Drones: cheap and effective

Monday, May 21, 2007

From the BBC News:

Britain's first remote control police aircraft, dubbed the "spy drone", took to the skies today.

The unmanned CCTV drone, which measures only a metre wide, is fitted with the latest in CCTV cameras and can record images from a height of 500m.

It was originally designed for military reconnaissance but is being used in a trial by Merseyside police to monitor public disorder, large crowds and traffic congestion. The force will also be looking at how the drone could be used during firearms operations and in efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Im telling you, privacy is expensive! At least, you have to carry an umbrella to get away from this primitive drone, and carrying an umbrella is a 'cost'. Imagine how small and cheap the drones can be if it is made using nanotech.

The cheaper the surveillance devices, the more expensive privacy will become.