It has been a chaotic few months for drones. They flew in airports and put incoming flights at risk. This led to several airplanes rerouted to prevent collision and possible damage. A drone was also guilty of trying to smuggle items inside prisons and high security areas. An owner received a fine for flying one in a crowded and enclosed area. These drone cases have one common denominator: irresponsible users.
Rules and regulations regarding drone usage for civilians are set, but people do not seem to follow them. It is incredibly simple to purchase a drone from a local hobby shop and start flying it. Sure, it may seem like a fun toy with flying and video recording capabilities, but it also carries responsibilities. These responsibilities should be learned the drone owner to ensure the safety of themselves, the drone, and the people around them.
But that is almost always not the case.
Introducing Oceanside Solution:
With the recent rise of dangerous situations regarding drones, police may have found the solution. The Oceanside Police Department recently got their hands on a “Drone Killer.” This sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but it is as real as it gets. The Drone Killer does as it says on the tin. It is a handheld electronic device shaped like a firearm. Worth nearly $30,000 this device can force any drone targeted to do one of three commands. First, it can return to its original location. Second, it can be force drones to hover in place and remove control from its owner. And third, it can command drones to land in the vicinity immediately. It is basically a remote control that overrides the original control.
This Drone Killer is for emergency purposes. So you don’t have to worry about your drone taken down while you are using it at the park. Irresponsible drone usage such as flying in airports and flying it above crowded and enclosed spaces would have to deal with the Drone Killer.
The good thing about this device is that it doesn’t take a drone out of the sky, leaving it to freefall into the ground. It makes sure the drone lands harmlessly on an area. That’s a good thing too, since this would mean that the owner would have to retrieve it themselves from the police in the area.