With drone use increasing in number daily, it is only natural to have more delinquents playing around with them. Sure, it may be an extreme minority of the entire drone user’s population, but they are there nonetheless.
The Public and Drone Use
And of course, with issues of Peeping Toms and thieves using drones to do their bidding, it makes everyone else look bad. With them showing up in news as the very notorious vocal minority, things may be more difficult for drone users everywhere.
This is especially the case when it comes to flying your drone. It may not be as simple as you think, given that any and every place has their own take on these devices. Some see them as modern tech; others however see them as a glaring eye in the sky. This makes some uncomfortable – having their homes, property, and even faces – shown to some stranger with a controller.
People may act apprehensively against the drone – so you have to check the area first. Some may even call the police if they suspect any ‘suspicious’ activity coming from your drone’s movement. Yes, it seems that whenever there is a camera present, people tend to be a bit more paranoid.
They suddenly start worrying about every action they take. You, yourself may have found more self-conscious of what you look like. This may be what you are wearing, or how you look physically. Those with open windows may feel more aware of what the rooms of their homes look like. It can be even more alarming thinking their homes can be seen by someone else.
You also have to be more careful about rowdy crowds. People who see your drone may not be as friendly as to simply stare in awe. Some may throw things at it – children or teenagers for example. A perfectly targeted throw may even send your drone crashing down.