With camera drones being used more and more in both public and residential settings, privacy is still the main issue. Of course, the concern goes like this: you are minding your own business, then suddenly a drone armed with a camera flies by your house. Sure, your house is not the target, but it is included in the shot anyway, thanks to the recording camera. This means that with the quiet nature of drones, along with its ability to fly quickly, people cannot see it coming all the time. Awkward encounters can ensue, especially for those who like to keep their windows open.
Privacy is a rare thing nowadays, so people tend to treasure it – especially at their homes. Having a flying drone recording everything may seem like a violation of your home’s privacy, even if it is not blatantly done. Another reason for privacy concerns is that in the wrong hands, the drone (or the footage of the drone) may also provide unnecessary information about people.
Anti-Seagull Drone Having Privacy Issues
In Cheltenham, England, the rising problem of seagulls in the area faces a modern solution. Officials of the area plan to rid the birds of their homes using a camera drone. It can spot nests and bird feeding grounds, especially in hard to reach (or see) places. With the increasing number of seagulls in the area, it can be a nuisance for everyone involved. Having a drone can provide efficient cleanup and spotting of these hotspots. Thus helping eliminate the problem of the area altogether.
Of course, the idea sounds great in paper. However, in implementation, it already received resistance. The drone requires a recording camera to fly around the neighborhood. It is, after all, the only way to spot nests and feeding grounds. The camera may also record residential homes, giving less privacy to people. This is especially the case for people with open windows – and let us face it, almost everyone does that from time to time. Having an autonomous drone flying around can feel annoying to some people.