Innovation@Drone Technology: Trespassing Deterrent Drone Swarms

As drone technology becomes more ubiquitous drone swarms will increasingly be called upon to carry out various tasks. One such use of drone swarms could be a trespassing deterrent system. Swarms of small airborne drones could meet and challenge intruders. The drones could be unarmed or armed with non-lethal measures such as pepper spray or possibly even tasers. Drone swarms could intercept trespassers, film their actions, and attempt to repel or disable said trespassers. Such systems would be useful in monitoring large areas of land too vast to secure with human supervision alone. Drone blimps tethered to the ground could provide real-time information that would alert the drones to the presence of any unauthorized visitors. In the event of an unauthorized visitor, drone swarms could then dispatched to challenge or simply observe the trespasser or trespassers. These drones could also be programmed to have varying degrees of autonomy depending on the needs of the user.

Drone swarms could be used to secure ranches, military installations, nature preserves, borders, estates, embassies, power plants, businesses, and private property in general. The exponential growth in computing power will make marketable drone swarm technology a reality in the very near future.