Ever wished you could be like Marvel Comics’ Tony Stark? Having all these robots – autonomous machines – around the house doing chores for you. Some clean the floors, others make sure places are tidy, and some more act as security. These security robots make sure all areas of the house remain secure. They have motion sensors and alarms that trigger whenever there is an intruder. All these robots work in unison so you have your hands freed up for crime-fighting. Or maybe you just want to relax.
Well, that no longer may be such an outlandish fantasy after all. With the ever-evolving drone technology, autonomous household robots may soon come to stores near you.
The Prosegur Surveillance Drone:
A particular drone for instance promises indoor security – complete with autonomy and flight patterns to boot. The Prosegur drone acts like its robot cousins in comic books and spy movies. It scans and creates patterns on a room or house, and formulates a patrol schedule. From the minds of two companies, Skysense and Avansig, it may be the next big thing in security and surveillance.
Now putting it on your one-story house may seem like overkill, but the Prosegur would be great patrolling buildings and large indoor areas. Skysense, a drone charging company from Berlin, takes care of one crucial aspect of this idea – charging. Along with Prosegur comes multiple charging stations which you can place in the area. This means that the drone does not have to come home to a singular base to recharge its batteries. Meaning more time on the field, and less time backtracking.
Just like its fictional counterparts, the Prosegur scans areas and alerts the base if there are intruders. The idea is that you can place one Prosegur drone per floor, to patrol the area. Yes, just like a spy movie would. Or maybe a supervillain in a lair?
But the main appeal of the drone is that it replaces manpower on the field. The drone complements other security measures in the building such as cameras and checkpoints. It removes the human aspect, removing the possibility of a guard sleeping on the job. It also makes jobs for guards safer, since they will be in the control room instead of on the field.