There has been a law on using drones over high-security areas such as airports, prisons, and government buildings. But, the law has not stopped criminals from flying these drones over the premises to carry out illegal activities. If one follows the news, they would know that there is always a new report of drones being detected over prisons and how correctional officers were able to shot down some drones carrying illegal goods meant for inmates. But, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Prison officials are not equipped or trained to spot these drones that can fly at several heights without being seen. The operator can manage the drone from far off. It means that even with a thorough search of the prison perimeters, the person operating the drone might never be caught.
Drones are more than just a tool for smuggling. If they are left to be operated by the criminals for smuggling things inside the prisons, there will be a time when it can turn violent quite quickly. Most of the modern drones are created to carry a weight of anything from 20 to 30 pounds. Thus, these drones can be utilized to smuggle bombs and guns for the inmates. Once they have their hands on these weapons, the prison officials would have a difficult time bringing things under control. Thus, the time has come to install high-end systems that would allow the prison officials to detect these drones easily and also stop them at any time of the day and night without any delay.
The usage of weapons and drugs has been increasing in many of the correctional facilities across the United States. Even though there are numerous security measures and checks in places, the inmates are somehow managing to get their hands on these illegal contraband items. It is due to the increasing use of drones in the recent times. The drones are small devices that fly along with the package that needs to be transported, and once the drones are at the precise location that the inmates are informed about earlier, it drops the container in a sly fashion. The inmates carry the package that has been dropped, and the correctional officers are not able to detect such operations that hardly take a few seconds to complete.
The drones fly in the air and as the corrections’ area is spread through acres of land; it is not possible for the corrections officers to be present everywhere at every time. The drones survey the area, and after carefully ensuring that no law enforcement officer is current, it drops the contraband supplies. However, now with the drone detection technology installed in the correctional facilities, the presence of drones near the correctional facilities would be immediately notified to the corrections officers. They would shot down the drone and confiscate any contraband supplies it would be carrying.