Is the use of drones justified in the area of security?

We all know what a drone is, we all know what it does, but do we know its limitations? Do we know the advantages and disadvantages of these devices for our private life? Is it really effective for the security area?

In the last time, the unmanned aircraft or more commonly called Drones, are already present in our lives and have definitely stayed here. The private use of these air vehicles is under the same legislation as for a professional Drone, but it is this one that we will occupy now, since the objective for its use lies solely and exclusively in the Security.

Professional Drones are autonomously piloted and have the ability to fly over wide-ranging and for several minutes, unlike commercial Drones, and for the purpose of a company’s Safety area, the Drones are headed to areas that are within an industrial perimeter or at a specific point on a maritime vessel that may be in danger. The purpose of this thing is they are a great help in the place of an emergency, since these aerial vehicles with able to cover extensive areas in a short time, and as it carries a video camera in its base, allows to maintain a complete vision of what is happening to the professionals who are in the ground station.

A professional Drone can reach 120 km / h and be in flight for 3 hours, very different from the drones that in the trade are sold for children, collectors or fans, that although they are real (not toys) have a flight autonomy Less than the average 10 minutes and its speed reaches only 60 km / h maximum, ruling out that it is an effective aid tool for the area of ​​safety.

What does the law say, for example in Spain state law?

All operations that are carried out by military drones, must follow a series of rules that allows their use for a purpose of surveillance or monitoring. It called drone surveillance, drone security.

If we focus on the Spanish legislation, perimeter surveillance is allowed, only if the route points around the facilities are defined that should be monitored in advance. What is still not allowed in Spanish legislation is perimeter surveillance with drones incorporating cameras with night vision and flights near an airport, due to the risks involved in both operations.

Other disadvantages in the use of this apparatus due to the law in Spain is that the flights close to buildings must be limited and it is mandatory to actively supervise the flights that are carried out autonomously. It is therefore absolutely necessary to approve the surveillance system that will be used in the company.

Given the above, the large-scale use of this air vehicle is currently very restricted, but the trend, as demonstrated by the leaders of this area, is that in the very near future, it will be feasible to use this vehicle effectively type of surveillance, which will be led by a specialized sector and duly certified for its use.


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