The drone
challenge

Drones are great. Multitude new exciting services are being offered thanks to the proliferation
of increasingly sophisticated and affordable drones. But this booming technology also poses new threats:
drones are the ultimate weapons for terrorist groups, vandals or spies.

The increasingly easy access to mini/micro UAVs makes them a growing potential threat
to critical infrastructures, oil refineries, megayachts, VIP residences, airports.
Recent years have seen a massive advance in drone endurance, range and payload capacity
whilst the price has also plummeted, leading to a proliferation of drones expected to reach 22 million by 2020.

These are some types of threats:

• Photographs or video can be taken -and transmitted-in sensitive áreas.
• Drones can be bugged with sensitive microphones and audio recording equipment, to spy your conversations.
• They can also record passwords being typed at your premises.
• Drones can launch explosives, shoot bullets, deliver radioactive particles or dangerous chemical substances.
• Drones can smuggle contraband in prisons, ports, across borders or elsewhere.