Innovations@Drone Makers: Tethered Surveilence Drones

Drone technology is here to stay and instead of thinking of new ways drones can be used to kill people we should be thinking of ways drones can be used to make our lives better. Consumer drone technology is in it’s infancy but is likely to be a huge growth industry. So here’s my idea for a drone that would satisfy the security needs of consumers all over the world:

A surveillance drone that could be tethered to a building or property which could remain in the air for months at a time. This kind of drone would likely be a drone blimp. The tether would insure the drone was not lost and that the drone did not veer to far off course. A surveillance drone blimp could fly in whatever desired circumference around said property and keep watch for trespassers and or vandals. Software would be able to identify unpermitted human incursion into the property being surveilled. The owner could then be notified by e-mail, text message, or phone call of any such incursion. A smart phone app could allow the user to view their property in real time from their computer, cell phone, or tablet. This product could prove invaluable to rural customers with a large amount of property.