Drone Use in Monitoring and Surveillance Services

Drone Use in Monitoring and Surveillance Services

When it comes to continuous monitoring of an event, a place or people the manpower that is required is extremely costly. The use of drones for monitoring purposes is clearly a step in the right direction. UAV monitoring services of various kinds are now available where service providers provide you with continuous monitoring of whatever you are hiring them for.

Monitoring the events where a lot of people have gathered through micro-drones can cut the cost greatly and improve the service as well. Some may argue that the small planes and helicopters can be used to monitor the events, and cameras can serve the same purpose as well. However, planes and helicopters make a lot of noise, they are not discreet and are a huge distraction. In addition, cameras can’t be placed everywhere and can’t provide you with the necessary shots at difficult angles. Since drones fly without making noise and can provide shots from angles that normal security cameras cannot provide makes drones a very viable option.

Drones can help in carrying out monitoring in a number of areas including security, monitoring illegal activities, natural disasters, concerts and big event, and more.


National security and surveillance task forces can make great use of UAV monitoring services. The UAVs can give live input at the borders and can help in detecting any infiltration in real time. Moreover, they can aid in operations against looters, in coastal surveillance, in monitoring and surveillance against human trafficking, in anti terror operations etc. The US has been actively using drones for matters of national security and has used drones to widespread media coverage not just for recording and surveillance but also for carrying and firing weapons in many cases.

Illegal activities

Many illegal activities require the criminals to use a certain place and monitoring of these places with micro-drones can thwart any such attempt. In this way, drones can help in catching illegal mining, excavations done in an illegal manner and smuggling.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters do not offer any warnings but there are areas that are known for experiencing them during certain months of the year. The use of the UAVs can help in monitoring the skies for any hint of these disasters and can help in alerting the people beforehand. Monitoring of catastrophes and tsunamis can help in preventing too much damage as well as later in assessing the damage that has been done.

Concerts and big events

The use of the UAVs in the monitoring of big events such as concerts as well as international summit can be really helpful in providing top class security. The reputation of a nation is at stake when officials of different countries arrive for some international summit and providing them security is the duty of the state which can be done very well if aerial monitoring is employed for the job.

Aerial monitoring with drone is easy and can easily bypass all the interruptions that are inevitable in monitoring done on ground.