A drone in Mexican city is the new sheriff in town

Jun 12, 2018, 8:08 AM EDT
(Source: Powhusku/flickr)
(Source: Powhusku/flickr)

Overall crime rates in the city of Ensenada in Mexico dropped by 10 percent in the last four months, and the credit goes to a new sheriff in town – a drone police. The hawkish DJI’s Inspire 1 quadcopter has been a vigilante force in the skies, helping the local police make 500 arrests and reduce home burglaries by 30 percent during this period.

The drone experiment proves that the technology can be a powerful monitoring tool than fixed security cameras and at the same time, economical than helicopters with on-board cameras, writes Digital Trends.

A wary approach has kept governments in many countries, including the U.S., from migrating drones from military zones to civilian applications, and it would take a well-defined regulatory structure to beat this reluctance, notes Wired.