Time to give the guard dogs a break.
A security company based in Japan has unveiled a new method of surveillance that will chase down intruders and even take pictures of their faces and license plate.
The Secom crime fighting drone is equipped with a surveillance camera and LED light and will be able to send images to a control centre.
Secom has said that it is the first in the world to produce this type of monitoring device which combines image and sensing technology, and although it isn’t particularly fast at only 6 miles an hour it could help find suspicious people and cars outside the range of a fixed camera.
According to Engadget, owning a Secom security drone would run at $6,620 for the upfront purchase, along with a $41 monthly charge for the security service.